Wiley-Blackwell | 2004-06-14 | ISBN: 1405116234 | 288 pages | PDF | 1 MB
Mergers and acquisitions continue to be actively pursued by firms across the globe, yet many of them are unsuccessful. This thought-provoking book reviews both successful and unsuccessful mergers and acquisitions, exploring the reasons why so many fail to live up to expectations.
Drawing on the latest scholarly research, the book presents original ideas about the merger and acquisition strategy, the effects of mergers and acquisitions on performance, and the critical processes involved in implementation and integration. It also explores new areas, such as the role of culture and leadership, and the importance of knowledge transfer and learning. Contributors include highly respected scholars, such as Joe Bower, Harbir Singh, David Jemison and Miriam Erez, as well as up-and-coming stars, such as Jeff Reuer, Tom Brush and Rikard Larsson. Together, they stretch the boundaries of what we know about these complex phenomena.