By A. Gregory, C. L. Cooper

Bringing jointly lecturers from a variety of disciplines, those papers combine the disparate yet starting to be physique of literature on mergers and acquisitions. The sequence is released to provide an explanation for and talk about the unsatisfactory results that end result from many poorly conceived mergers.

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9% of the total. K. K. was topped world-wide as a take-over target only by the USA (KPMG, 1997). K. activities comprising new acquisitions, joint venture formations, collaborations or consortia involving foreign investment, but excluding greenfield developments or expansions of existing facilities. K. companies by companies from the USA, Japan, Germany and France. Four major areas are involved. These are overall level of integration, the control and communication methods adopted, and the strategic philosophy pursued by the new parent company in relation to the subsidiary.

Calori, R. (1996). A cross-national assessment of acculturative stress in recent European mergers. International Studies of Management and Organization, 26(1), 59–88. , & Veiga, J. (1997). Relative Standing and the Performance of Recently Acquired European Firms. Strategic Management Journal, 18(8), 593–614. Walsh, J. P. (1988). Top management turnover following mergers and acquisitions. Strategic Management Journal, 9, 173–183. , & Raveh, A. (1996). National and corporate cultural fit in mergers/ acquisitions: An exploratory study.

This is likely to cover strategy, and may involve finance, personnel policy and systems, procurement, product development, IT systems and possibly the whole area of branding and management of the company image. Depending on how strongly the new parent regards the reputation of the subsidiary’s name and trade marks it may or may not decide to continue using them. At these partial levels of integration the parent is likely to have recognised that it has something to learn from the acquired company.

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