Global post-merger agility, transactive memory systems and human resource management practices

Zaheer Khan*, Vivek Soundararajan, Amir Shoham

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Abstract

In this article, a conceptual model is developed in the context of global mergers and acquisitions (M&As). The model integrates ability, motivation and opportunity (AMO)-enhancing human resource management (HRM) practices framework and transactive memory system (TMS). To date, AMO-enhancing HRM practices and TMS have not been brought together in a global context; in particular, their influence on post-merger agility (PMA) is neither well-known nor theorized in the extant literature on M&As. In this article, we theorize TMS as key mediator between AMO-enhancing HRM practices and PMA in the context of global M&As. In doing so, we bring AMO-enhancing HRM practices and TMS together and explicate their impact on PMA in the global M&As context.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100697
Number of pages10
JournalHuman Resource Management Review
Volume30
Issue number1
Early online date20 Jun 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2020

Keywords

  • Agility
  • AMO theory
  • Global mergers and acquisitions
  • Human resource management
  • Transactive memory systems
  • CORPORATE ACQUISITIONS
  • ORGANIZATIONAL PERFORMANCE
  • IMPACT
  • HR PRACTICES
  • CROSS-BORDER MERGERS
  • MANUFACTURING PERFORMANCE
  • KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT
  • PERFORMANCE WORK SYSTEMS
  • FIRM PERFORMANCE
  • STRATEGIC AGILITY

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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