The Effect of Mergers on the Performance of Organizations in Uganda Case Study: Airtel Uganda
Author: MUNEEZA LESLIE SEBAGABO
Supervisor: Michael Byamugisha Tibenderana
Mergers are very good strategies for business expansion and building on your companiesí growth. However there success rate has been poor for companies to opt such a strategy because of a number of issues such as projected synergies are not met, clashes of two different organizational cultures ,etc. The study will analyze the possible results of such a business model as well as contributing to the body of knowledge and evidence as well as underlining the importance of mergers as a critical factors towards improving performance of organizations financially and at the same time welfare of employees. The objectives of the study were; Effect of mergers on the performance of organizations in Uganda, Investigate the challenges that take place during Mergers on organizational performance and lastly Asses the relationship between Mergers and the performance of organizations in Uganda.
The study employed quantitative and qualitative techniques of data collection and analysis .A sample of 50 employees from Airtel, Uganda were studied. Qualitative and Quantitative data was collected through semi-structured questionnaires, observation, document review and found out that merging of two companies brings about a significant change in its performance through increase in market share, rate of employee turnover tends to increase ,etc.
In this study, it was revealed that management should find ways of achieving the set strategies probably through acquiring experts who are capable to take the organization through this transition because a lot has shown that planning is key in any project to be undertaken and come out successful.