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Research on the levels and the patterns of human resource integration in M&A intrapreneurship


When firms start intrapreneurship by merger or acquisition, the level and pattern of human resource integration becomes a critical issue. However, extant literature has paid scant attentions to this issue. Drawing on the previous researches on M&A intrapreneurship, the present article collected primary data of the level and pattern of human resource integration in M&A intrapreneurship by means of in-depth interviews and used content analysis method to structurally analyze the data. The results showed that enterprises engaging in M&A intrapreneurship generally choose a high or intermediate level of HR integration. Specifically, enterprises at high level of HR integration tend to absorb employees from the acquired directly or recruit afresh employees, while enterprises at intermediate level of HR integration are inclined to adopt an agent-type of integration pattern.


人力资源整合水平和模式是并购式内创业过程中的一个关键且有待深入探讨的问题, 而以往文献相对缺乏对这一问题的专门研究。 基于以往并购整合和内创业 研究结果, 通过深度访谈法获取并购式内创业中人力资源整合水平和整合模式的第 一手资料, 运用内容分析技术对访谈资料进行结构化分析。 分析结果显示, 并购式内创业企业一般选择高或者中等的人力资源整合水平; 在高整合水平上主要采用基于直接合并或重新招聘的亲理式整合模式, 在中等整合水平上主要采用代理式整合模式。


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Correspondence to Shimei Yan.

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Translated from Zhejiang daxue xuebao(Renwen shehui kexueban) 浙江大学学报(人文社会科学版) (Journal of Zhejiang University (Humanities and Social Sciences)), 2007, 37(1): 178–189

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  • M&A intrapreneurship
  • the level of human resource integration
  • the pattern of human resource integration
  • content analysis method


  • 并购式内创业
  • 人力资源整合水平
  • 人力资源整合模式
  • 内容分析方法