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Avoid M&A assimilation heartburn: an actionable model for cultural due diligence and integration

Avoid M&A assimilation heartburn: an actionable model for cultural due diligence and integration This paper offers an approach to deal with the value destruction caused when culturally incompatible organizations merge.Design/methodology/approachA field-tested Cultural Comparison and Integration Model is demonstrated. 10;FindingsThe model illustrates how managers can compare and integrate cultures of combining firms using “cultural levers”.Practical implicationsA case example of the model in practice is included.Originality/valueThe model has been tested in a large and medium size organizations in a variety of industries and nationalities. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Strategy & Leadership Emerald Publishing

Avoid M&A assimilation heartburn: an actionable model for cultural due diligence and integration

Strategy & Leadership , Volume 47 (4): 6 – Jul 23, 2019

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
© Emerald Publishing Limited
ISSN
1087-8572
DOI
10.1108/sl-04-2019-0054
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Abstract

This paper offers an approach to deal with the value destruction caused when culturally incompatible organizations merge.Design/methodology/approachA field-tested Cultural Comparison and Integration Model is demonstrated. 10;FindingsThe model illustrates how managers can compare and integrate cultures of combining firms using “cultural levers”.Practical implicationsA case example of the model in practice is included.Originality/valueThe model has been tested in a large and medium size organizations in a variety of industries and nationalities.

Journal

Strategy & LeadershipEmerald Publishing

Published: Jul 23, 2019

Keywords: Behavioral theory; Organizational values; Cultural Comparison and Integration Model; cultural due diligence; Cultural integration M&A; Cultural levers

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