Cultural Integration in Company Mergers Research Paper by hicaliber

Cultural Integration in Company Mergers
An analysis of the issues surrounding cultural integration during international company mergers.
# 94078 | 3,703 words | 11 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Apr 20, 2007 in Business (Companies) , Business (International) , Business (Human Resources)

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This paper presents an overview of cultural and communication problems associated with the mergers of international multi-cultural European companies. The paper addresses corporate culture integration issues, integrating persons of different nationalities, communication in a multi-lingual environment and with people of different ages and genders and HR practices and benefits harmonization. It then discusses applicable management and communication theories.

Table of Contents:
Review of the Literature
Why Mergers?
Reasons for Failure of Mergers
Attributes Needed by Companies Today
Moving Into New Markets
Corporate Culture - Integration Issues
HR - The International M&A
Communication During the Merger and Acquisition Process
Summary and Conclusion

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Schuller, Randall and Jackson, Susan (2001) HR Issues and Activities in Mergers and Acquisitions Elsevier 2001 Online available at: rh/Artigos/013.pdf.
  • Recklies, Oliver (2001) Mergers and Corporate Culture - Online available at:
  • Seven Reasons Why Mergers Fail - Emerge International 2006 Online available at:
  • HR's Contribution to International Mergers and Acquisitions (2006) CIPD Corporate and HR Strategy Online available at:
  • Dudley, Edward M. (2006) Adventures in Mergers/Acquisitions & Joint Ventures - AICPA Online available at:

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