Faculty Profile

Helene Loe Colman

Associate Professor - Department of Strategy and Entrepreneurship

Publications

Rouzies, Audrey; Colman, Helene Loe & Angwin, Duncan (2018)

Recasting the dynamics of post-acquisition integration: An embeddedness perspective

Long range planning Doi: 10.1016/j.lrp.2018.03.003

M&A scholars have generally assumed that post-acquisition integration is a self-contained process. However this ignores that this process rarely unfolds as the only ongoing initiative in an organization. We contend that post-acquisition integration is not detached from other simultaneous change processes in the organizational context and this has important implications for Our understanding of how integration dynamics actually evolve. To further understand this embeddedness we examine the unfolding of a post-acquisition integration process in a Company faced with an unanticipated drop in demand due to the global economic crisis. Through a qualitative,longitudinal study conducted over three years, we carried out 151 interviews to uncover the unfolding of the post-acquisition process. We find that post-acquisition integration is embedded in a set of co-evolving processes. We highlight four mechanisms coordination, cohesion, disconnection, alienation) that arise from the co-evolution of processes that either facilitate or impede integration. Our findings contribute to our understanding of post-acquisition integration dynamics by recasting the integration process as embedded in a set of co-evolving processes that shape its unfolding.

Grøgaard, Birgitte & Colman, Helene Loe (2016)

Interpretive Frames as the Organization’s “Mirror”: From Espoused Values to Social Integration in MNEs

MIR: Management International Review: Journal of International Business, 56(2), s. 171- 194. Doi: 10.1007/s11575-015-0273-4

Stensaker, Inger G.; Colman, Helene Loe & Elter, Frank (2015)

Jakten på effektiviseringsgevinster : global integrering og standardisering

Magma - Tidsskrift for økonomi og ledelse, 18(7), s. 34- 45.

Colman, Helene Loe (2014)

Organisasjonsidentitet

Cappelen Damm Akademisk.

Falkum, Eivind; Colman, Helene Loe & Bråten, Mona (2014)

Industrial relations in merger integrations

Economic and Industrial Democracy, 35(2), s. 267- 287. Doi: 10.1177/0143831X13475829

Colman, Helene Loe & Grogaard, Birgitte (2013)

Integration Vacuum: Creating Action Space for Global Strategy Implementation in International Acquisitions

Thunderbird International Business Review, 55(4) Doi: 10.1002/tie.21553

Colman, Helene Loe & Lunnan, Randi (2013)

Økt effektivitet - eller det motsatte : serieoppkjøp

Magma - Tidsskrift for økonomi og ledelse, 16(6), s. 62- 70.

Rouzies, Audrey & Colman, Helene Loe (2012)

Identification Processes in Post-Acquisition Integration: The Role of Social Interactions

Corporate Reputation Review, 15(3), s. 143- 157. Doi: 10.1057/crr.2012.8

Colman, Helene Loe & Grøgaard, Birgitte (2011)

Nationality as basis for global identity

Colman, Helene Loe; Stensaker, Inger & Tharaldsen, Jorunn Elise (red.). A Merger of Equals? The Integration of Statoil and Hydro`s Oil & Gas Activities

Colman, Helene Loe (2011)

Social identity and group belonging

Colman, Helene Loe; Stensaker, Inger & Tharaldsen, Jorunn Elise (red.). A Merger of Equals? The Integration of Statoil and Hydro`s Oil & Gas Activities

Colman, Helene Loe & Lunnan, Randi (2011)

Organizational Identification and Serendipitous Value Creation in Post-Acquisition Integration

Journal of management, 37(3), s. 839- 860. Doi: 10.1177/0149206309354645

Colman, Helene Loe; Stensaker, Inger & Tharaldsen, Jorunn Elise (2011)

Collaborating on Research

Colman, Helene Loe; Stensaker, Inger & Tharaldsen, Jorunn Elise (red.). A Merger of Equals? The Integration of Statoil and Hydro`s Oil & Gas Activities

Colman, Helene Loe; Falkum, Eivind, Stensaker, Inger & Tharaldsen, Jorunn Elise (2011)

Merger Integration Outcomes

Colman, Helene Loe; Stensaker, Inger & Tharaldsen, Jorunn Elise (red.). A Merger of Equals? The Integration of Statoil and Hydro`s Oil & Gas Activities

Colman, Helene Loe; Stensaker, Inger & Tharaldsen, Jorunn Elise (2011)

Designing the Integration Process

Colman, Helene Loe; Stensaker, Inger & Tharaldsen, Jorunn Elise (red.). A Merger of Equals? The Integration of Statoil and Hydro`s Oil & Gas Activities

Colman, Helene Loe; Stensaker, Inger & Tharaldsen, Jorunn Elise (2011)

Merger Rationale and Post-merger Integration

Colman, Helene Loe; Stensaker, Inger & Tharaldsen, Jorunn Elise (red.). A Merger of Equals? The Integration of Statoil and Hydro`s Oil & Gas Activities

Colman, Helene Loe; Stensaker, Inger & Tharaldsen, Jorunn Elise (2011)

A Merger of Equals? The Integration of Statoil and Hydro`s Oil & Gas Activities

Fagbokforlaget.

Colman, Helene Loe & Lunnan, Randi (2010)

Organizational identification and serendipitous value creation in post-acquisition integration

Journal of management Doi: 10.1177/0149206309354645

Grøgaard, Birgitte; Colman, Helene Loe & Stensaker, Inger G. (2018)

Addressing Multiple Competitive Pressures in the MNE through Recombination

[Academic lecture]. Academy of Management Conference.

Grøgaard, Birgitte; Colman, Helene Loe & Stensaker, Inger G. (2017)

DEVELOPING ORGANIZATIONAL FLEXIBILITY IN A MULTINATIONAL ENTERPRISE: THE KEY TO COMBINING GLOBAL INTEGRATION AND LOCAL RESPONSIVENESS

[Academic lecture]. EIBA.

Grøgaard, Birgitte; Colman, Helene Loe & Stensaker, Inger G. (2017)

Building dynamic capabilities for organizational flexibility in MNEs to combine global integration and local responsiveness

[Academic lecture]. Strategic Management Society Special Conference.

Stensaker, Inger; Colman, Helene Loe & Elter, Frank (2016)

From Local Autonomy Towards Global Integration: An Identity Perspective on MNE Strategic Change

[Academic lecture]. Academy of Management Annual Conference.

Grøgaard, Birgitte; Colman, Helene Loe & Stensaker, Inger G. (2016)

The Journey to Become a Transnational: A Case Study of the ‘Forgotten’ Strategy

[Academic lecture]. SMS Annual Conference.

Teerikangas, Satu; Rouzies, Audrey & Colman, Helene Loe (2015)

What actually is post-deal integration following M&A?

[Academic lecture]. Academy of Management Conference.

Colman, Helene Loe; Stensaker, Inger G. & Grøgaard, Birgitte (2015)

Navigating Through the Jungle: Integration in the Multinational Enterprise

[Academic lecture]. Academy of Management Conference.

Stensaker, Inger G.; Colman, Helene Loe & Grogaard, Birgitte (2012)

PERCEPTIONS OF FAIRNESS IN A MERGER OF EQUALS: THE ROLE OF INTERACTIONAL JUSTICE

[Academic lecture]. Academy of Management.

Grøgaard, Birgitte & Colman, Helene Loe (2012)

Identifying international strategies through content analysis

[Academic lecture]. Academy of International Business Annual Conference.

Grøgaard, Birgitte & Colman, Helene Loe (2012)

Implementing Normative Integration in MNEs: The Impact of Organizational Identity

[Academic lecture]. Strategic Management Society Conference.

Colman, Helene Loe; Grøgaard, Birgitte & Stensaker, Inger G. (2012)

SUBSIDIARY IDENTITY CONSTRUCTION: MANAGING BOUNDARIES, DISTINCTIVENESS AND RELATIONSHIPS

[Academic lecture]. European International Business Academy (EIBA) 2012 Conference.

Colman, Helene Loe; Rouzies, Audrey & Lunnan, Randi (2012)

Social integration post-acquisition: how identity claims demarcate and compound

[Academic lecture]. Academy of Management Conference.

Colman, Helene Loe; Hydle, Katja Maria & Lunnan, Randi (2012)

Who we are and what we do: strategizing and identity work in post-acquisition integration

[Academic lecture]. Academy of Management Conference.

Colman, Helene Loe & Hydle, Katja Maria (2011)

Who we are and what we do: A strategy as practice perspective on identity in post-acquisition integration

[Academic lecture]. EGOS colloquium.

Colman, Helene Loe & Teerikangas, Satu (2011)

Inductive theory-building approaches in the study of mergers and acquisitions

[Academic lecture]. Academy of Management Annual Conference.

Colman, Helene Loe; Falkum, Eivind & Rouzies, Audrey (2011)

Union representatives ' participation as post-acquisition integration facillitation

[Academic lecture]. Academy of Management Annual Conference 2011.

Colman, Helene Loe; Stensaker, Inger G. & Grøgaard, Birgitte (2011)

Integration Practices and Perceptions of Justice in a Merger of Equals

[Academic lecture]. Academy of Management Annual Conference.

Academic Degrees
Year Academic Department Degree
2008 BI Norwegian Business School Ph.D.
1999 University of Oslo Master Cand. Polit.
1996 University of Oslo Master of Arts
Work Experience
Year Employer Job Title
2010 - Present BI Norwegian Business School Associate professor
2008 - 2011 Fafo Research scientist
2004 - 2008 BI Norwegian Business School PhD Candidate