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

Tim Galpin (Saïd Business School, University of Oxford)

Strategy & Leadership

ISSN: 1087-8572

Article publication date: 12 June 2019

Issue publication date: 23 July 2019

Abstract

Purpose

This paper offers an approach to deal with the value destruction caused when culturally incompatible organizations merge.

Design/methodology/approach

A field-tested Cultural Comparison and Integration Model is demonstrated. 10;

Findings

The model illustrates how managers can compare and integrate cultures of combining firms using “cultural levers”.

Practical implications

A case example of the model in practice is included.

Originality/value

The model has been tested in a large and medium size organizations in a variety of industries and nationalities.

Keywords

Citation

Galpin, T. (2019), "Avoid M&A assimilation heartburn: an actionable model for cultural due diligence and integration", Strategy & Leadership, Vol. 47 No. 4, pp. 20-25. https://doi.org/10.1108/SL-04-2019-0054

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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