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Innovation and Corporate Mergers

Journal of Business Strategy

ISSN: 0275-6668

Article publication date: 1 January 1991

Abstract

It is common to identify cultural differences between the acquired and acquiring firms as the cause of the failure of individual mergers. For example, H. Ross Perot, the head of Electronic Data Systems, found it impossible to function after General Motors acquired his firm. Many blamed the clash in cultures between an old‐line, bureaucratic manufacturing firm and an innovative, flexible computerage firm.

Citation

Davidson, K.M. (1991), "Innovation and Corporate Mergers", Journal of Business Strategy, Vol. 12 No. 1, pp. 42-44. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb060098

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MCB UP Ltd

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