This paper deals with the subject of the organizational identity in organizations that experienced and M&A operation. In particular, the paper aims to describe how the sensemaking process leads companies to maintain multiple identities, even after the integration process seem to be operationalized. Many studies provided explanation of how the evolution of organizational identity reduces ambiguity due to multiple identities in order to identify a new common identity. This paper presents a grounded study on an acquisition in pharmaceutical market, arguing that the choice of maintaining multiple identities can even be appropriate and not necessarily despicable. The paper concludes by stating that a balanced effort of sources of singularity and plurality in identities describes the building process of a new, multiple, identity.

Appropriateness of multiple organizational identities after an M&A / Luigi De, Bernardis; Giustiniano, Luca. - Democratising Management, (2013), pp. - (13th Annual Conference of the European Academy of Management, EURAM 2013, Istanbul, Turkey, 26-29 June, 2013).

Appropriateness of multiple organizational identities after an M&A

GIUSTINIANO, LUCA
2013

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This paper deals with the subject of the organizational identity in organizations that experienced and M&A operation. In particular, the paper aims to describe how the sensemaking process leads companies to maintain multiple identities, even after the integration process seem to be operationalized. Many studies provided explanation of how the evolution of organizational identity reduces ambiguity due to multiple identities in order to identify a new common identity. This paper presents a grounded study on an acquisition in pharmaceutical market, arguing that the choice of maintaining multiple identities can even be appropriate and not necessarily despicable. The paper concludes by stating that a balanced effort of sources of singularity and plurality in identities describes the building process of a new, multiple, identity.
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