Keith Paul Bahde

Riding the Whitewater: A Social Constructionist Approach to the Mergers and Acquisitions Integration Process and the Role of the Integration Manager

by Keith Paul Bahde
Benedictine University, Illinois
May 2003

It is widely held that as many as 75% of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) fail to produce intended results. One important factor for contributing to this shortfall is that M&A integration strategies are frequently articulated crudely and then inadequately communicated to those responsible for integration. This thesis addresses these challenges and explores more effective ways to perform integration.