Insights from a Review of the Literature on Post-Merger Information Systems/Information Technology Integration

  •  Dragos Vieru    
  •  Suzanne Rivard    
  •  Vincent Dutot    


The paper presents an assessment of Information Systems (IS) and Information Technology (IT) literature on mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Although the last decade has seen an increase in research on the challenges associated with the integration of IS/IT during the post-merger integration (PMI) phase, substantial gaps in our knowledge exist. Our literature review analyzes IS/IT studies in terms of their theoretical perspective, logical structure, knowledge relevancy, and the nature of the IS/IT phenomena studied. Finally, it identifies five methodological and theoretical issues that open the way to future research.

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