This paper discusses the need for knowledge management in mergers and acquisitions. In mergers and acquisitions two cultures are combined, and also two systems of knowledge and insights are integrated. In order to develop and sustain competitive advantages for the knowledge-intensive firm, strategic management should enable the development and sharing of new knowledge and other resources. However, a number of factors make knowledge management a highly fragile process. This paper discusses some preliminary findings, indicating directions for future research regarding factors that play a role in knowledge creation, and the roles for knowledge enablers in facilitating this process of knowledge creation.
|Journal||Knowledge and Process Management|
|Publication status||Published - 2002|