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The Moderating Role of Transformational Leadership on HR Practices in M&A Integration

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Author(s)

  • Athina Vasilaki
  • Shlomo Tarba
  • Mohammad Faisal Ahammad
  • Alison Jacqueline Glaister

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Publication details

JournalInternational Journal of Human Resource Management
DateAccepted/In press - 16 Jun 2016
DateE-pub ahead of print - 19 Jul 2016
DatePublished (current) - 2016
Issue number20
Volume27
Pages (from-to)2488-2504
Early online date19/07/16
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

Scant research exists examining the effect of HRM practices on employee behavior in M&A integration and the role that leaders play within this. This paper develops a conceptual framework that focuses on the moderating role of transformational leadership on the achievement of human integration and organizational identification in M&A integration. We argue that communication, employee involvement, teamwork, and training and development have a positive effect on employee behavior and their identification with the newly formed organization. Moreover, we argue that transformational leadership behaviors will moderate the implementation of HRM practices in M&As, leading to positive employee behavior and employee identification in the new organization. We suggest that further research is necessary to test propositions of the present study in order to achieve finer-grained understanding of the role of transformational leadership on the achievement of human integration and organizational identification in M&A integration.

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