Mergers and Acquisitions, Human Resource Issues and Outcomes: A Review and Suggested Typology*


Address for reprints: Nancy K. Napier, Department of Management, Boise State University, 1910 University Drive, Boise, ID 83725, USA.


The article has three aims. First, it reviews recent research on corporate mergers and acquisitions and their impact on human resource issues. Second, it proposes a framework for classifying mergers and acquisitions. Finally, it provides some research questions for examining merger types, human resource management issues and major outcomes.