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Carrillo, P M (1998) Mergers and acquisitions: the impact on information systems and information technology. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 5(03), 276–84.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: acquisition; information system; information technology; rationalization; strategy
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0969-9988
  • URL: http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/links/doi/10.1046/j.1365-232X.1998.00070.x/abs
  • Abstract:
    Recently, there have been significant corporate changes within the major contracting organizations in the UK. Mergers and acquisitions are creating large, pan-European contractors. Such changes have a fundamental impact on the way these contractors operate. The reasons behind the increased mergers and acquisitions activities, and how these corporate changes affect information systems and information technology (IS/IT) are examined. The present paper illustrates these IS/IT changes using the acquisition of two British contractors as case studies. The results show that issues such as leadership, communications and culture have a significant impact on how organizational changes are implemented.