A Behavioral Theory of the Merger

Dynamics of the post-merger integration process

 

Terrill L. Frantz

PhD Thesis
School of Computer Science (SCS)
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)

Pre-Oral-Defense Version 1.0
For November 19, 2013

Thesis Committee:
Chair: Dr. Kathleen M. Carley, PhD (SCS, CMU)
Dr. Linda Argote (Tepper School of Business, CMU)
Dr. James D. Herbsleb (SCS, CMU)
Dr. Richard M. Burton, PhD (Fuqua School of Business, Duke Univ.)

ENTIRE DOCUMENT: PDF 222 Pgs.

DOCUMENT IN SECTIONS:
PDF 03 Pgs.Front Matter (Abstract)
PDF 06 Pgs.Table of Contents
PDF 38 Pgs.CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION
PDF 16 Pgs.CHAPTER 2: STUDY ONE
PDF 29 Pgs.CHAPTER 3: STUDY TWO
PDF 27 Pgs.CHAPTER 4: STUDY THREE
PDF 08 Pgs.CHAPTER 5: QUANTITATIVE RESULTS
PDF 04 Pgs.CHAPTER 6: QUALITATIVE FINDINGS
PDF 05 Pgs.CHAPTER 7: CONCLUSIONS
PDF 15 Pgs.CHAPTER 8: REFERENCES
PDF 04 Pgs.APPENDIX A: SYNOPSIS OF COMPUTATIONAL MODELS
PDF 07 Pgs.APPENDIX B: FIRST PERSPECTIVES OF THE ORGANIZATIONAL MODELS
PDF 08 Pgs.APPENDIX C: CONSTRUCT: AN AGENT-BASED MODEL AND THEORY OF ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
PDF 52 Pgs.APPENDIX D: CONSTRUCT SOFTWARE & CONFIGURATION