This paper offers an approach to deal with the value destruction caused when culturally incompatible organizations merge.
A field-tested Cultural Comparison and Integration Model is demonstrated. 10;
The model illustrates how managers can compare and integrate cultures of combining firms using “cultural levers”.
A case example of the model in practice is included.
The model has been tested in a large and medium size organizations in a variety of industries and nationalities.
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
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