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How M&A Affects Labour Productivity: A case analysis on a service sector firm using four key variables
Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering.
Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering.
Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering.
2019 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Research Question: “How is labour productivity affected when a firm in the service industryacquires or merges with another company?”

Purpose: The purpose of this thesis is to explain the various changes to fundamental variables underlying labour productivity for a service firm undertaking M&A activities.

Method: Qualitative method, semi-structured interviews, questionnaires with open questions, inductive approach.

Conclusions: The authors describe both theoretically and empirically how M&As can affect labour productivity in the service sector. In the theoretical framework the main factors that can affect productivity is stated as well as information regarding M&As to give the reader a better understanding of the subject of this thesis. From this a conclusion is drawn that labour productivity fluctuates and decreases in the short run following an M&A, but increases in the long-run.

Contribution of the thesis: This thesis contributes to the wider research society since it is established that there is a lack of current studies. It also helps senior managers to understand the consequences that M&As can cause.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019.
Keywords [en]
Merger & Acquisitions, M&As, Management, Education and Skilled Workers, Health, Culture, Labour Productivity
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-43728OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-43728DiVA, id: diva2:1321857
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Business Administration
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Available from: 2019-06-17 Created: 2019-06-10 Last updated: 2019-06-17Bibliographically approved

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