Efectul moderator al angajamentului organizaţional asupra relaţiei dintre sursele de presiune şi consecinţele stresului, în cazul unei achiziţii internaţionale

Andrea Budean, Horia Pitariu


Mergers and acquisitions are corporate events with the potential of creating a high level of stress, with psychological, behavioural and physical consequences, raising problems to both: the functionality of the individuals and of their organizations. In the context of growth of foreign direct investments in Romania and the lack of researches conducted on this type of organizational combinations, this study aims to identify the main stressors associated with the acquisition of a Romanian company by a foreign investor and the moderating effect of organizational commitment of the stress – outcomes relationship. The research was based on the stress model developed by Cartwright & Cooper (2002). The results revealed a moderate level of stress, moderate personal health and a low level of organizational commitment. We did not find support for the moderator role of organizational commitment on the stress-outcome relationship. Only the direct effect of stress on physical health and psychological wellbeing were supported. The hierarchical regression revealed that the perceived commitment of the organization toward its members moderates the stress - health relationship. We regard these results as optimistic, suggesting possibilities of managing the post-acquisition integration process in a manner that diminishes the negative consequences generally associated with these changes.


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