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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



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.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Nov 17, 2014
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
Keywords Post-acquisition integration; Speed; HSBC; Mercantile Bank
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