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Title: Change commitment in low-status merger partners: the role of information processing, relative ingroup prototypicality, and merger patterns
Authors: Rosa, M.
Kavanagh, E.
Kounov, P.
Jarosz, S.
Waldzus, S.
Collins, E. C.
Giessner, S.
Keywords: Mergers and acquisitions
Social identity
Merger patterns
Information processing
Relative ingroup prototypicality
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Abstract: Merger announcements cause stress among employees, often leading to low change commitment, especially among employees from the lower-status merger partner. Such stress influences how deeply employees process merger-relevant information. Previous research examined how merger patterns that preserve versus change status differences impact merger support, but did not address how employees’ information processing may influence this relationship. The current research addresses this gap through a scenario experiment, focusing on the low-status merger partner. The interplay between merger patterns and information processing was examined regarding employees’ prototypicality claims in relation to merger support. Results suggest that an integration-equality merger pattern increases change commitment via prototypicality claims in the new organization, conditional to employees’ systematic information processing.
Peer reviewed: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10071/14673
DOI: 10.1111/bjso.12189
ISSN: 0144-6665
Ciência-IUL: https://ciencia.iscte-iul.pt/id/ci-pub-36810
Accession number: WOS:000409262800011
Appears in Collections:CIS-RI - Artigos em revistas científicas internacionais com arbitragem científica

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