Employee responses to a cross-border acquisition in South Korea: The role of social support from different hierarchical levels

Anna Katharina Hildisch, Fabian Jintae Froese, Yong Suhk Pak

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Abstract

Employee responses to cross-border mergers and acquisitions are an important factor determining the success of post-merger integration. However, little research exists investigating employee responses in this phase. Our study examines employee responses to an acquisition by investigating the role of social support from different hierarchical levels to predict employees' work attitudes after acquisition. Survey results of 186 Korean employees of an acquired firm show that the influence of social support varies depending on its source level in the hierarchy. While top management and supervisor support had positive effects on employees' work attitudes, co-worker support was insignificant.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)327-347
Number of pages21
JournalAsian Business and Management
Volume14
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Sep 4

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South Korea
social support
employee
merger
co-worker
Cross-border acquisitions
Employees
Social support
acquisition
firm
management
Work attitudes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business and International Management
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Strategy and Management

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