Antecedents of employee alienation and its impact on individual work performance during post-merger integration (PMI)

Date
2020
Authors
Al Hosani, Yousef
Jabeen, Fauzia
Paul, Justin
Stachowicz-Stanusch, Agata
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Publisher
Emerald Group Holdings Ltd.
Abstract
Purpose: The objective of this study was to examine the significant factors leading to employee alienation in post-merger integration (PMI). Design/methodology/approach: Data were collected from 482 middle- and low-level employees in two organizations in the real estate and banking sectors in the United Arab Emirates. The analysis was carried out using structural equation modeling (SEM). Findings: Organizational justice, employee commitment, organizational trust, perceived effectiveness of human resource (HR) initiatives and employee communication strategy played an important role in developing or mitigating a feeling of alienation among employees during PMI. Employee tenure in the organization affected individual work performance. Research limitations/implications: The study was limited to middle- and low-level employees and did not consider other organizational variables important in mergers. This study will help merger strategists to deliver appropriate HR practices during PMI, facilitating mitigation of uncertainties among employees and maximizing their trust and commitment. Originality/value: The study results will help organizations understand employee trust, commitment and determinants in an emerging economy. © 2020, Emerald Publishing Limited.
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This article is not available at CUD collection. The version of scholarly record of this article is published in Journal of Organizational Change Management (2020), available online at: https://doi.org/10.1108/JOCM-03-2020-0085
Keywords
Employee alienation, Individual work performance, Mergers and acquisitions, Post-merger integration, United Arab Emirates
Citation
Al Hosani, Y., Jabeen, F., Paul, J. and Stachowicz-Stanusch, A. (2020). Antecedents of employee alienation and its impact on individual work performance during post-merger integration (PMI). Journal of Organizational Change Management, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/JOCM-03-2020-0085