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Mergers and acquisitions are often seen as a desirable method of growing a business. However, many mergers and acquisitions fail to meet their desired outcomes and have in a number of cases resulted in disastrous consequences for the organisations concerned. As organisations grow and become more complex, mergers and acquisitions also become trickier to navigate. […]Read more
An interesting paper has just been published looking at the role culture change plays in mergers and acquisitions. The researchers estimate that approximately 30% of all mergers and acquisitions that fail to meet their objectives and outcomes, do so because of a clash of organisational cultures within the new merged organisation. The paper proposes seven […]Read more
A longitudinal study just published in the British Journal of Management looked at how a ‘radical’ internet company was absorbed culturally into a ‘bureaucratic’ telecommunications business in The Netherlands. That the process took 12 years to complete at a cultural level shows just how hard it is to absorb a smaller organisation with a completely […]Read more