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Title:Organizational Socialization Approach to Mergers and Acquisitions Integration: Helpfulness to Organizational Commitment
Author(s):Yalabik, Zeynep Yesim
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Dencker, John C.
Department / Program:Human Resources and Industrial Relations
Discipline:Human Resources and Industrial Relations
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Business Administration, General
Abstract:I discuss that particular OS practices that are useful for information acquisition about job and firm related aspects impact the organizational commitment (OC) of the employees. Following a merger decision, employees need to be guided by their organizations due to the uncertain environment the merger event creates and the unique characteristics of the merger process. The helpfulness of OS practices and domains is examined for the employees of merging organizations. I find that training programs have a positive effect on OC during the integration period, while social activities and observation have negative effects. There is no support for the effect of information types on OC. There is a positive relationship between OC and the acquisition of information on formal organizational goals and values through the HRM department and a negative one when the same information is obtained through manual/written sources and coworkers. Also, getting information on individual work roles through observation creates a negative effect on OC. Finally, information on changing HR practices through orientation programs and manual/written sources positively impacts OC.
Issue Date:2008
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:188 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/87480
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3337968
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-28
Date Deposited:2008


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