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The Human Side of Mergers and Acquisitions: Managing Collisions Between People, Cultures, and Organizations

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This text considers the human issues presented by corporate mergers and acquisitions at both an individual and a cultural level. Examples are drawn from the merger of two savings banks, a series of acquisitions and divestitures involving a large food retailer, and a joint venture with a merger stipulation between two entrepreneurial computer services companies. Buono teaches management and sociology at Bentley College, and Bowditch is a former academic who specialized in the human effects of organizational ...
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Overview

This text considers the human issues presented by corporate mergers and acquisitions at both an individual and a cultural level. Examples are drawn from the merger of two savings banks, a series of acquisitions and divestitures involving a large food retailer, and a joint venture with a merger stipulation between two entrepreneurial computer services companies. Buono teaches management and sociology at Bentley College, and Bowditch is a former academic who specialized in the human effects of organizational change. The volume was originally published in 1989 by Jossey-Bass. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781587981760
  • Publisher: Beard Books, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/28/2003
  • Pages: 317
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

Tables and Figures xi
Preface xiii
1. The Human Toll of Mergers and Acquisitions 1
2. The Tales of Three Organizational Combinations 24
3. Assessing Different Types of Mergers and Acquisitions 59
4. Confronting Uncertainty During Merger and Acquisition Stages 87
5. Experiencing Merger Traumas and Handling Individual Stress 108
6. Integrating Different Cultures and Managing Conflicts 134
7. Changing Organizational Cultures During the Merger 164
8. Facilitating Organizational Integration After the Merger 193
9. Understanding the Hidden Costs of Combining Organizations 231
10. Facing the Human Resource Consequences of Mergers and Acquisitions 248
Appendix Companies Studied and Research Methods Used 266
References 273
Name Index 301
Subject Index 307
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