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Organizational Change: Evidence of Mergers and Acquisitions: An Empirical case study of Pan Nordic Logistics AB
Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Administration.
2010 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Background

The history of M&A’s started back in 18th century which occurred in waves; first wave was recorded in 1890’s; second wave in 1920’s; third wave in 1940’s; fourth wave in 1960’s and fifth wave in 1980’s. The motive for M&A’s were basically for synergy, diversification and growth. The motive for M&A’s leads to organizational change of Pan Nordic Logistics (PNL) AB. The company was founded in 1997 by; Norwegian Post, Swedish post and Danish post respectively. The name of the company was change from “PNL” to “Bring Parcel” Logistics in March 01, 2010.

Purpose

Based on the background of study, the purpose of this study is to study organizational change due to mergers and acquisitions in one logistics company, PNL.

Method

To be able to fulfill the purpose of this study, qualitative research method was considered  using an inductive approach of a single case study. Information gathering was done with the company’s respresentatives; operational manager and operational night chief basically face-to face, mail and phone respectively.

Findings

Based on the empirical findings discussed with the company’s representatives, PNL has changed their functional activities in the following to achieve; greater collaboration with Bring logistics AB; new strategy to succeed in the future; gain competitive advantage in its industry; new working relationship and top management decision; synergy through innovation and automation of machines. On technological changes, PNL has changed their technology to have; one central IT system within six Bring families; new IT system called “d-scan”; new IT system called “check-point” and new “radio phone”; new fork-lift equip with information system to facilitate work processes.

Originality

The author of this thesis designed two models of his own creation in the following; a model of organizational learning and a model summarizing theoretical frame of reference.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 59 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-12319OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-12319DiVA: diva2:321179
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2010-05-27, B3009, Jonkoping University, Jonkoping University, 13:42 (English)
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2010-06-15 Created: 2010-05-29 Last updated: 2010-08-16Bibliographically approved

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