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Is the speed of post-acquisition integration manageable? Case study: post-acquisition integration of HSBC with the Mercantile Bank, 1959–84

Lu, Qing

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Abstract

This study aims to fill in the gaps in existing business history research regarding post-acquisition integration by adopting a case study of the post-acquisition integration process between HSBC and Mercantile Bank (MB) 1959–84. It explores the impact of the institutional environment and organisational transformation on the speed of integration and tries to explain why the integration between HSBC and MB took so long. This study may also give some indications to the current emerging multinational companies (MNCs) from the developing countries.

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Lu, Q. (2014). Is the speed of post-acquisition integration manageable? Case study: post-acquisition integration of HSBC with the Mercantile Bank, 1959–84. Business history, 56(8), 1262-1280. https://doi.org/10.1080/00076791.2013.876533

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Dec 14, 2013
Online Publication Date Feb 27, 2014
Publication Date Nov 17, 2014
Deposit Date May 13, 2019
Publicly Available Date
Journal Business History
Print ISSN 0007-6791
Electronic ISSN 1743-7938
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 56
Issue 8
Pages 1262-1280
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/00076791.2013.876533
Keywords Post-acquisition integration; Speed; HSBC; Mercantile Bank
Public URL https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/1776369
Publisher URL https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00076791.2013.876533
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