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Mergers and Acquisitions
Managing Culture and Human Resources
Edited by Günter K. Stahl and Mark E. Mendenhall


456 pages.

Hardcover ISBN: 9780804746618


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In mergers and acquisitions (M&A), special emphasis is usually placed on the strategic and financial goals of the deal, while the psychological, cultural, and human resource implications do not receive as much attention. This book examines the dynamics of the sociocultural processes inherent in M&A and “fleshes out” their implications for postmerger integration management.

The book’s contributors come from a variety of subdisciplines within the field of management, and thus provide new insights into the managerial, social, and cultural processes inherent in M&A. Executives with extensive experience managing M&A have offered commentaries at the end of the chapters, providing “real-world” perspective to empirical and theoretical insights.

About the authors

Günter K. Stahl is Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior at INSEAD (Fontainebleau and Singapore). Mark E. Mendenhall holds the J. Burton Frierson Chair of Excellence in Business Leadership at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga.

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