The Challenges of Change Leadership in Post-Acquisition Company Integration From the Perspective of the Personnel: A Case Study of Two Companies in Finland
Keywords:management policy, post-acquisition integration, challenges, organizational culture, change leadership, personnel
The purpose of the study was to increase understanding of the reasons for success and failure of postacquisition integration through a case study. The specific purpose of the study was to investigate the challenges of change leadership in the post-acquisition integration of Company A and Company B. The subject of the study was a case where, at the end of 2016, an international service company A, operating in Finland, acquired a Finnish company B in the same field. Case company A is one of the world’s leading private employers providing HR services and operating in many countries. Case company A Finland Oy is the subsidiary of Case Company A’s Global group and has offices in several cities in Finland. Case Company B, operating in HR services as well, was formed about 10 years ago and operates also in several cities in Finland.