A paper by Professor Samia Chreim and Marzieh Tafaghod published in the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science in 2012 received a Best Paper Honorable Mention. The award was announced at the Academy of Management Annual Conference in Florida.
The researchers, Professor Chreim of the Telfer School and Professor Tafaghod of the Faculty of Education, examined the experience of managers in acquired firms. The study examined the tensions and role changes these managers have to make sense of, as newcomers in the acquiring firm. The paper is titled “Contradiction and Sensemaking in Acquisition Integration.”
The researchers provided a unique perspective on integration dynamics, including the quality and dimensions of the relationships that managers in acquired firms experience with acquiring managers.
Dr. Chreim teaches courses on change management, strategic management and qualitative research methods in the areas of business management and health management. She is the author of numerous studies exploring leadership, change, identity and professional roles and practices.