Talent management and the HR function in cross-cultural mergers and acquisitions: The role and impact of bi-cultural identity

Yipeng Liu, Demetris Vrontis, Max Visser, Peter Stokes, Simon Smith, Neil Moore, Alkis Thrassou, Ashok Ashta

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This paper examines bi-cultural talent in relation to human resource management (HRM) practices in cross-cultural merger and acquisitions (M&A). The intersection of HRM, bi-cultural talent management and cross-cultural M&A literature proposes a conceptual framework to capture the complexity of bi-cultural talent management and reveals the dominant macro-characterization of the extant HRM literature focussing on a more micro-orientated perspective. The paper develops a matrix by underlining spatial dimensions (spanning micro-aspects of the individual employee through to the macro-entity of firm and its location in the macro-national cultural context) and temporal dimensions (consisting of pre-merger, during merger and post-merger phases). This provides a template which examines the multi-level dynamics of bi-cultural talent management. The argument identifies ways in which extant cross-cultural lenses require deeper understanding of bi-cultural talent management in M&A settings. Future research directions and agendas are identified.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100744
JournalHuman Resource Management Review
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 1 Jan 2020

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Practice Management
Lenses
Cultural identity
Talent management
Mergers and acquisitions
HR function
Mergers
Human resource management

Keywords

  • Bi-cultural individuals
  • Cross-cultural
  • HRM
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Talent management

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Talent management and the HR function in cross-cultural mergers and acquisitions : The role and impact of bi-cultural identity. / Liu, Yipeng; Vrontis, Demetris; Visser, Max; Stokes, Peter; Smith, Simon; Moore, Neil; Thrassou, Alkis; Ashta, Ashok.

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