PhD defence: Peter J. Wynne

In order to obtain the PhD degree, Peter J. Wynne has submitted his thesis entitled: Proactively Building Capabilities for the Post-Acquisition Integration of Information Systems

Friday, January 25, 2019 - 13:00 to 15:00

To gain the strategic benefits of acquisitions, it is critical firms successfully deploy their post-acquisition IS integration capability. Research has shown this capability is not found in non-acquisitive firms and must be developed during the years preceding an acquisition. However, despite demonstrating its necessity, research has not comprehensively explained what the capability is, nor how it is proactively developed. Through an engaged scholarship learning partnership, this PhD examines how Maersk proactively built their post-acquisition IS integration capability prior to their first acquisition.  By adopting the resource-based view and its extension into dynamic capabilities this PhD contributes mid-range theory that describes and explains this proactive capability building process.

Primary Supervisor:
Professor MSO Stefan Henningsson
Department of Digitalization
Copenhagen Business School

Secondary Supervisor:
Professor emeritus Niels Bjørn-Andersen
Department of Digitalization
Copenhagen Business School

Assessment Committee:
Associate professor Xiao Xiao (Chair)
Department of Digitalization
Copenhagen Business School

Professor Helmut Krcmar
Department of Informatics
Technische Universität München (TUM)

Associate professor Lisen Selander
Department of Applied IT
Göteborgs universitet

The thesis will be available here

The Doctoral School of Business and Management will host a reception, which will take place immediately after the defence in the area outside the defence room.

Organised by The Doctoral School of Business and Management
Date 25 January 2019
Time 13.00-15.00
Location Copenhagen Business School
Kilevej 14A
2000 Frederiksberg


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