The Management of People in Mergers and Acquisitions

The Management of People in Mergers and Acquisitions

by Theresa A. Daniel, Gary Metcalf
     
 

Financials alone don't make an M&A deal work. Equally important is what's behind them--an organization's people. How to understand this reality and benefit from it is the thrust of this unusually comprehensive, practical, readable, but conceptually rigorous book. Daniel and Metcalf see HR executives as change agents during the delicate maneuverings before a deal is

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Financials alone don't make an M&A deal work. Equally important is what's behind them--an organization's people. How to understand this reality and benefit from it is the thrust of this unusually comprehensive, practical, readable, but conceptually rigorous book. Daniel and Metcalf see HR executives as change agents during the delicate maneuverings before a deal is done, and then after, when it's time to tackle the fine-grained problems of integrating disparate corporate cultures and the people who vitalize them. They examine the recent and ongoing waves of mergers and acquisitions across industries, setting them in the broader context of organizational change. With concepts, theory, and real-life examples drawn from their long, impressive experience as consultants and executives, Daniel and Metcalf provide step-by-step guidance through the stages common to all corporate combinations. They define and explain the roles to be played in the process by HR professionals and executives elsewhere in the organization, and show how, by interacting productively with each other, they will thus maximize the total contribution to the success of any corporate transaction.

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Consultants Daniel and Metcalf provide a practical handbook for human resources professionals engaged in merger or acquisition activity, but also rationalize the suggestions they make with some theoretical background. The first overview recent merger and acquisition and some of the issues they raise, then look in detail at the process and the human resources issues. Then they consider compensation alternatives, measuring success, why mergers succeed, and the history of mergers and acquisitions over the course of the 20th century. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781567203691
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/30/2001
Pages:
278
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.69(d)
Lexile:
1410L (what's this?)

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