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Being awkward: creating conscious culture change

Being awkward: creating conscious culture change Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine why culture is the cause of such widespread failure in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and explore ways to improve their success rate. Design/methodology/approach – Review of some prominent “failed” mergers for evidence of the influence of cultural factors. Findings – It was found that M&A tended to be more successful where cultural factors were made a priority early in the process and where transparent and two-sided dialogue about culture took place up and down both organizations. Originality/value – Although the impact of culture in M&A is a topic that has been covered before, this review identifies some new approaches to improving M&A success rates. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Business Strategy Emerald Publishing

Being awkward: creating conscious culture change

Journal of Business Strategy , Volume 36 (1): 4 – Jan 19, 2015

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0275-6668
DOI
10.1108/JBS-11-2014-0131
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine why culture is the cause of such widespread failure in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and explore ways to improve their success rate. Design/methodology/approach – Review of some prominent “failed” mergers for evidence of the influence of cultural factors. Findings – It was found that M&A tended to be more successful where cultural factors were made a priority early in the process and where transparent and two-sided dialogue about culture took place up and down both organizations. Originality/value – Although the impact of culture in M&A is a topic that has been covered before, this review identifies some new approaches to improving M&A success rates.

Journal

Journal of Business StrategyEmerald Publishing

Published: Jan 19, 2015

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