Corporate mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are considered significant, from both a strategic and an economic point of view, across almost all sectors of the economy.1 M&A is a complex process involving risk that ranges from financial and legal matters to sales and marketing challenges and everything in between. Despite well-established benefits of strategically driven expansion and integration of businesses through M&A, the consolidated organization exposes itself to a number of anticipated, unknown and unintended risk factors. The risk concerns the overall organizational integration of some or all of the previously distinct and interdependent assets, structures, business processes, technologies, systems, people and cultures of the two firms into a unified whole.2
Khazanchi, Deepak and Arora, Vipin, "Evaluating Information Technology (IT) Integration Risk Prior to Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A)" (2016). Information Systems and Quantitative Analysis Faculty Publications. 33.