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By A. Gregory, C. L. Cooper

Bringing jointly teachers from numerous disciplines, those papers combine the disparate yet growing to be physique of literature on mergers and acquisitions. The sequence is released to give an explanation for and speak about the unsatisfactory results that consequence from many poorly conceived mergers.

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But their ability to make decisions was somewhat strange to say the least. Another German company (G9) started out very autocratically but showed that personal relationships as well as success could influence the degree of freedom a subsidiary enjoyed. The MD of the subsidiary commented that: . . We would use G where we needed them but push them away where we didn’t . . we were able to wave our results as justification for the UDI that we declared. It was a quirk of the changing times within G and our success that lead them to that method of control.

USA9 has been very successful in turning around the business and putting in huge sums of money. One must give them credit for that which UK2 (our former owners) probably could not have done. K. service company USA9 said: Now we are preparing five year plans . . before we never went further forward than 12 months. But at the same time, there is pressure for quarterly results . . You get all kinds of absurd requests to make more profit or collect more debt each quarter . . so we’ve noticed both a lengthening and a shortening of the time horizons.

And fourthly, the strategy and philosophy 30 ROBERT PITKETHLY, DAVID FAULKNER AND JOHN CHILD the new parent adopts in relation to the subsidiary. The second, third and fourth of these factors depend crucially on the overall attitude the parent takes to integrating the new company into its overall corporate structure. Integration The importance of the extent to which an acquired company is integrated into its parent organisation rapidly becomes apparent once one talks to acquired companies. There have been a number of writers who have touched on the issue of integration.

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