«Introducing Stakeholder Based Frameworks for Post-Merger Integration Success»
he importance of stakeholder relationship management for successful integration in post-merger management is not doubted. The establishment of a new powerful trend in investments produces strategic shifts in strategic management. Shareholder wealth maximization way of thinking is changing to stakeholder wealth maximization where a company’s value management system is based not only on economic profit maximization, but also on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) maximization. There is especially a high need for a management system that can be used by mergers and acquisitions (M&A) practitioners during integration process. There is a critical need for metrics which can trace the interests of all stakeholders, because to achieve success in integration, it is no longer acceptable for management to focus solely on the needs of one or two stakeholder groups. In this article, the authors have introduced two frameworks: sun cube and stakeholder relationship matrix. These tools can be useful in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) process for conducting a stakeholder analysis.
stakeholders, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), post-merger integration (PMI), environmental, social, and governance (ESG)