This paper reflects on the role of the IS function during mergers. It is based on three European mergers cases. The paper then looks at the process of merger management and the issues and inhibitors that this entails for IS. The IS implementation strategy and the process by which IS may facilitate the merger and enact its own integration is considered. Finally, lessons for management are drawn.
Robertson, Stewart and Powell, Philip, "Managing the IS Function During Mergers" (2001). ECIS 2001 Proceedings. 81.