Master of Business Administration Executive
Faculty / School
Faculty of Business Administration (FBA)
Year of Award
MBA Executive Research Project
A successful organization recognizes its need to adapt changes to survive global competition. Locally and around the globe, mergers and acquisitions are becoming more common between companies. Pharmaceutical firms trust mergers & acquisitions are the only mode to keep their top-line increasing as fast as stockholders expect. Participating in mergers may share the culture as well as the individual personalities. Aim of the project is to study the employees’ perspective in mergers and acquisitions because employees are the one who get affected in mergers and acquisitions. Our hypothesis for this research was “Less than 20 percent seniors and managers are unsatisfied with previous company while less than 20 percent juniors and individual performers want to quit the new organization.” We have chosen five variables for this study those were age, responsibility, job satisfaction, job continuation and switchover intentions. At first we analyzed the association among these variables by cross-tabulating method in which the distribution of actual numbers was too closer to the expected distribution frequencies and also by the chi-square method. The calculated chi-square values were 2.40, 1.58 & 0.59, which were less than the critical table value of chi-square i.e. 7.815 for 3 degree of freedom and 0.05 p-value. It showed that the null hypothesis of no association cannot be rejected indicating that there is no association among these variables and statistically significant at the 0.05 level.
Calculated values, 0.031, 0.016 & 0.007, of contingency coefficient shows almost no strength of association among the each of the three studied group of variables. The p-values 0.006 and 0.0026 are lower than the level of significance of 0.05. Hence, the null hypothesis is not rejected (or accepted) for continuation intentions and switchover intentions. But the probability value for the job satisfaction is 0.9693 which is more than the level of significance of 0.05. Hence, the null hypothesis is rejected for the job satisfaction showing that more than 80 percent of the managers are satisfied with their legacy company.
Link to Catalog Record
Hussain, F. (2016). Employees perspective in pharmaceutical merger or acquisition in Pakistan : (Unpublished graduate research project). Institute of Business Administration, Pakistan. Retrieved from https://ir.iba.edu.pk/research-projects-emba/183
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