Acquisition Strategy and Implementation (Google eBook)

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Purdue University Press, 1999 - Business & Economics - 273 pages
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"An independent consultant, Hubbard (business administration, Oxford U.) explains why half of all attempts to acquire a business, or merge two businesses, fail. Then she explores the psychology involved, describes a process for acquiring, and presents five case studies in which the names and other details of both the companies and people have been changed. The section on psychology particularly discusses the reaction of employees whose means of livelihood have just been bought and sold."óBook News, Inc.
  

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Contents

Why History Repeats Itself Acquisition Trends Successes and Failures
6
The Psychology of Acquiring Why Employees Act the Way They Do
18
The Process of Preacquisition Planning The Foundation for Acquiring Success
47
Communication The Binding Force of Acquisitions
91
The Implementation Process Where the Work Begins
131
When the Dust Settles The Stabilization Period
165
AngloAmerican Industries pic and Gas Appliances
175
Service Conglomerate and Quality Guarding
190
Global Products and its Acquisition Strategy
209
Discovery and the Scottish Yeast Company
226
TeleCable Group and Infosys
239
Conclusion
255
Bibliography and Suggested Further Reading
259
Index
267
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About the author (1999)

Nancy Hubbard is an Associate Fellow at Oxford University's Templeton College and a former lecturer in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour at Oxford University's School of Management.

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