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Delft University of Technology

1. Van der Marel, J.M. The Role of IT Networks in Mergers and Acquisitions:.

Degree: 2011, Delft University of Technology

The situation of two companies in a merger presents unique challenges to IT network integration, because both companies have an existing IT network. These networks might not be compatible and would need to be changed to be able to support the combined business process after the merger has taken place. Research on mergers and acquisitions has been mainly focused on organizational and cultural aspects and many mergers seem to fail to achieve their expected goals. Moreover, no systematic research has been performed into the role of IT networks in M&A. As modern companies seem to be dependent on their IT assets and IT networks, failure to integrate those assets could also contribute to M&A failures. The literature suggests that proper preparation of IT integration could decrease the chance of M&A failure. Therefore, the focus of this research is to determine how to support the preparation process of IT network integration in a merger. Therefore, the main research question is defined as: “How can companies prepare and manage the integration of IT networks in M&A to enable the combined business process and achieve the expected M&A goals?” A design approach is performed in this research to design a tool that supports network experts in the preparation process of network integration. The methods that have been used in this research include a literature review of the relevant subjects, namely mergers and acquisitions, IT networks, IT network integration, decision support systems and decision support tools. Gathering qualitative data for this research has been done through interviews with network experts. In total 14 interviews were conducted with experts from within and outside Accenture, spread over two rounds of interviews. The results of the literature study and the interviews will be used to design the support tool that satisfies the goal of this research. This thesis report covers information about what mergers and acquisitions are; what the IT networks of companies are; what is important for the integration of those networks; and how decision support systems and decision support tools can be used to design a tool that assists with IT network integration in M&A. This thesis also provides a process model that describes the steps for preparing network integration in M&A. Moreover, the decision making process that is the most important part of those steps is provided in decision trees. For each of the common problems in IT network integration, the decision tree helps the decision maker to evaluate the most important decision criteria and subsequently results in an appropriate integration strategy. The process model and the decision trees have been combined in a design: the Network Integration Support Tool (NIST). In conclusion, merging companies can prepare for the integration of their networks by following several steps as described in the process model. The first step begins with thoroughly analyzing the starting configuration of the networks. From this analysis, it will become clear which parts of those networks are in… Advisors/Committee Members: Bouwman, W.A.G.A., Scholten, V.E., Schonewille, J.P., Leonor, J..

Subjects/Keywords: mergers and acquisitions; IT network; integration; process model; decision tree

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APA (6th Edition):

Van der Marel, J. M. (2011). The Role of IT Networks in Mergers and Acquisitions:. (Masters Thesis). Delft University of Technology. Retrieved from http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:c26f83b3-059d-4edd-a548-2dd1301bea46

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Van der Marel, J M. “The Role of IT Networks in Mergers and Acquisitions:.” 2011. Masters Thesis, Delft University of Technology. Accessed July 21, 2019. http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:c26f83b3-059d-4edd-a548-2dd1301bea46.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Van der Marel, J M. “The Role of IT Networks in Mergers and Acquisitions:.” 2011. Web. 21 Jul 2019.

Vancouver:

Van der Marel JM. The Role of IT Networks in Mergers and Acquisitions:. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Delft University of Technology; 2011. [cited 2019 Jul 21]. Available from: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:c26f83b3-059d-4edd-a548-2dd1301bea46.

Council of Science Editors:

Van der Marel JM. The Role of IT Networks in Mergers and Acquisitions:. [Masters Thesis]. Delft University of Technology; 2011. Available from: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:c26f83b3-059d-4edd-a548-2dd1301bea46


Delft University of Technology

2. Feij, M.W. The Role of IT in Post-Merger Integration: An exploratory study of two cases in the transport industry:.

Degree: 2013, Delft University of Technology

Purpose - Mergers & acquisitions (M&As) have become a common way to rapidly acquire skills, assets and/or market share in today’s business environment. After a deal is signed, integration processes in the post-merger phase often serve to realize the expected benefits from the M&A. Since IT is increasingly intertwined with the way that firms conduct their business, it is observed that more and more synergies depend on the successful integration of enterprise-wide information systems. The objective of this research is to increase our understanding of how business and IT reciprocate during post-merger integration (PMI) processes. Design/methodology/approach - Findings are based on an exploratory case study of two horizontal mergers in the transport sector. An adapted qualitative research approach from Miles and Huberman (1994) has been used for data analysis and drawing conclusions. A conceptual model based on scientific literature was constructed in order to assess 29 readily transcribed interviews with managers who have been involved in post-merger integration. The post-merger phase was modeled as a business integration and an IT integration that run in parallel, and both include manageble PMI factors and observable PMI effects. In two consecutive rounds of data coding the model has been adapted in order to draw relevant conclusions. Findings - The research has revealed a number of complex interaction effects through which business and IT influence each other during post-merger integration. Business and IT are so strongly interlinked in PMI that it does not make sense to consider them in isolation. Business processes have been identified as an area through which the business integration and IT integration are interlinked. The concept of process integration level has been introduced to explain tenacious implementation issues that have occurred in both the case studies. The process integration level proposes an approach to post-merger integration from a process perspective in considering the desired level to which processes in the new organization should amalgamate, which subsequently have implications on the business and IT integration levels. Limitations/implications - This research explains the reciprocation between business and IT in post-merger integration for the two cases that have been considered. A number of limitations are inherent to the limited number of cases studied. Although findings have been validated by literature review, they have only been applied to M&A cases of horizontal, similar-sized firms in the transport sector. Future research should aim to extent this reach and increase the external validity of the proposed concepts. Originality - This research has highlighted a number of complex interactions between business and IT in a post-merger situation. It is pointed out how IT is used as an instrument for change in arriving at a desired business integration level, and an perspective is provided on how to avoid the undesired issues that can arise. This research is unique in the way how it proposes to… Advisors/Committee Members: Tan, Y-H., Bouwman, H., Scholten, V., Schonewille, J.P..

Subjects/Keywords: mergers & acquisitions; M&A; IT integration; information systems; business processes

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APA (6th Edition):

Feij, M. W. (2013). The Role of IT in Post-Merger Integration: An exploratory study of two cases in the transport industry:. (Masters Thesis). Delft University of Technology. Retrieved from http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:fd13e5c7-8514-4dc1-987c-e0f604cde6bd

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Feij, M W. “The Role of IT in Post-Merger Integration: An exploratory study of two cases in the transport industry:.” 2013. Masters Thesis, Delft University of Technology. Accessed July 21, 2019. http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:fd13e5c7-8514-4dc1-987c-e0f604cde6bd.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Feij, M W. “The Role of IT in Post-Merger Integration: An exploratory study of two cases in the transport industry:.” 2013. Web. 21 Jul 2019.

Vancouver:

Feij MW. The Role of IT in Post-Merger Integration: An exploratory study of two cases in the transport industry:. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Delft University of Technology; 2013. [cited 2019 Jul 21]. Available from: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:fd13e5c7-8514-4dc1-987c-e0f604cde6bd.

Council of Science Editors:

Feij MW. The Role of IT in Post-Merger Integration: An exploratory study of two cases in the transport industry:. [Masters Thesis]. Delft University of Technology; 2013. Available from: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:fd13e5c7-8514-4dc1-987c-e0f604cde6bd

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