Sub-theme 39: The Unexpected in M&As: A Balancing Act?

Convenors:
Satu Teerikangas, University of Turku, Finland
Philippe Véry, EDHEC Business School, France
Mélanie Hassett, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Session I: Thursday, July 05, 09:00 to 10:30, TLÜ, Mare, M-134
Introduction to the Sub-theme
Chair: Satu Teerikangas
Session II: Thursday, July 05, 11:00 to 12:30, TLÜ, Mare, M-134
M&A Integration
Chair: Philippe Véry
Nicola Mirc, Audrey Rouzies and Anne-Sophie Thelisson
Shedding new light on integration process: A paradoxical perspective
Mark Thomas, Duncan N. Angwin and Ioannis Thanos
Expecting unexpected events: Identifying kairic moments in post-merger integration in M&As
Uma Urs, Mélanie Hassett and Duncan N. Angwin
Rhythms and tensions – A temporal perspective of post-acquisition integration
Session III: Thursday, July 05, 16:00 to 17:30, TLÜ, Mare, M-134
Strategic Perspectives to M&A
Chair: Philippe Véry
Kathleen Park, Olimpia Meglio and Svante Schriber
Do mergers and acquisitions benefit Corporate Social Responsibility? Evidence from an Arabian Multinational company
Qi Ai and Hui Tan
Integration and autonomy in Chinese multinational corporations’ strategic asset-seeking acquisitions in developed economies: Toward a strategic intent integration
Session IV: Friday, July 06, 09:00 to 10:30, TLÜ, Mare, M-134
Managers, Ambidexterity and Strategy Processes
Chair: Satu Teerikangas
Gustavo Birollo and Louis Hebert
Value creation in cross-border acquisitions: A balanced enactment of middle managers’ strategy roles
Hanna Okkonen
The role of spatial-temporal practices in strategizing
Marko Rillo
Strategy making during the changing landscape of ambidexterity cycles
Session V: Friday, July 06, 11:00 to 12:30, TLÜ, Mare, M-134
Emotions, Aesthetics and Intuition in M&As
Chair: Mélanie Hassett
Riikka Sarala, Paulina Junni, Mohammad Ahammad and Shlomo Y. Tarba
The role of emotions in acquisitions: A literature review and future research agenda
Sally Riad
The unexpected role of aesthetic value judgments in international mergers and acquisitions: Taste and the construction of cultural distance
Michael Grant and Fredrik Nilsson
The production of strategic and financial rationales in capital investments: Judgments based on intuitive expertise
Session VI: Saturday, July 07, 09:00 to 10:30, TLÜ, Mare, M-134
Managing Change across Contexts
Chair: Mélanie Hassett
Johannes Schmied
Crisis management under context complexity – How improvisation depends on standard operating procedures
Dicle Kortantamer
Legitimising change with its recipients: Illustrations from a UK central government department
Belinda Wade and Andrew Griffiths
Decarbonising Australian electricity utilities: barriers to progress and capabilities for resilience in a transitioning market
Session VII: Saturday, July 07, 11:00 to 12:30, TLÜ, Mare, M-134
Ambidexterity, Absorptive Capacity and Dynamic Capabilities
Chair: Schlomo Tarba
Lance Cosaert, Henk W. Volberda and Jatinder Singh Sidhu
The appropriation of absorptive capacity: A cross-country analysis on the role of institutions
Patrick Loux and Jean-Denis Culié
Relational Capabilities: How can they be dynamic?