Despite much attention and research, mergers and acquisitions generally fail to deliver their anticipated value. One of the main causes of failure is ineffective post-acquisition IS integration. Research into this problem, has largely over looked the challenges novice acquirers face when developing their post-acquisition IS integration capability. This paper addresses this research gap by analyzing a novice acquirer's preparation through a two-and-a-half-year case study informed by 81 in-depth interviews. Applying the resource-based theory of acquisitions, the study identifies five components consisting of 28 resources the novice acquirer developed and applied during the successful IS integration of an acquired company.
Wynne, Peter, "Building IT Resources for Post-Acquisition IS Integration in Novice Acquirers" (2018). PACIS 2018 Proceedings. 260.