Navigating Identity Leadership in Sino-Western Mergers and Acquisitions: Evidence from Research

Workshop’s Topic: This presentation will explore a number of questions: (1) Why culture does not matter in M&As? (2) What are unique characteristics of post-merger integration processes in Sino-Western M&As? (3) What can leaders do to foster post-merger integration? (4) How we can design qualitative case study research designs embedded in a socio-constructivist epistemology and subjective ontology?

Time and Location: 18:00-19:00 PM (GMT+8), Room B310 (School of Management)

Language: Bilingual (Chinese and English)

Introduction of Speakers

Prof. Anna Lupina-Wegener

Zurich University, School of Management and Law


Anna Lupina-Wegener is a Professor of International Management and Organizational Behaviour and head of the Center for Culture and Creativity in International Business, Zurich University for Applied Sciences, School of Management and Law. She investigates organizational identity processes in the international management context, focusing on cross-border mergers and acquisitions. She approaches organizational identity as a subjectively constructed reality and relies on an interpretative epistemology. Her research was published in international journals such as Management International Review, Business Horizons, and British Journal of Social Psychology.

Ph.D (c) Dong Yang Meier

Zurich University, School of Management and Law


Ms. Dong Yang Meier, BSc in Engineering and MSc in Business Administration with specialization in Health Economics and Healthcare Management is of Chinese origin and has been living in Switzerland since 1999. As a lecturer of ZHAW School of Management and Law, she is involved actively in teaching in regular undergraduate, graduate programs, developing innovative and hybrid teaching methods for flipped classrooms for modules. She is a lecturer and coach for executive education programs such as Master of Business Administration (MBA), MBA Executive Leadership Module. Her research focuses on the influence of cultural factors on market entry strategies, leadership, organizational behavior, and cultural integration in cross-border collaboration.