Taking a fresh and much-needed perspective on the management of international acquisitions, this book focuses on socio-cultural
integration, and in particular the importance of emotions and values. The authors build on the human-centric and typically
Nordic approach to mergers and acquisitions by presenting rich empirical cases of cross-border acquisitions conducted by leading
Nordic multinationals. This book goes beyond merely stating that successful human integration leads to sociocultural convergence
and presents how this can actually be accomplished. The authors offer theoretical approaches and practical solutions which
have the potential of improving employee motivation and well-being, and in doing so, ultimately enhancing the chances of successful
acquisition outcomes. Providing concrete examples of successful practices for managing socio-cultural integration and facilitating
employee commitment, this book will appeal to both scholarly and practitioner audiences.