Type of Submission

Refereed Article


The primary purpose of this paper is the discovery of evidence about the determinants of a successful pre-acquisition management process, and the determinants of successful post-acquisition integration, using as data previous general literature on acquisitions. It is hoped that this study will enhance the overall lodging industry's knowledge base about the acquisition process. This study will contribute to future efforts to systematically conceptualize and operationalize the acquisitions process utilized by U.S. lodging firms, by suggesting a strategic acquisition management framework for lodging firms.