Achieving Post-Merger Success: A Stakeholder's Guide to Cultural Due Diligence, Assessment, and Integration

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Wiley, Jul 16, 2004 - Business & Economics - 240 pages
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“The failure rate of mergers and acquisitions is unreasonable, unacceptable, and unnecessary,” say Claude S. Lineberry and J. Robert Carleton in this much-needed resource, which outlines their unique, proven, and practical process for increasing the success of mergers and acquisitions. Written for all those with a vested interest in the success of the deal—board of directors, executives, managers, employees, and shareholders—and based on years of research and real-world experience, Achieving Post-Merger Success is a down-to-earth guide that gives stakeholders the tools they need to
  • Profile and assess corporate cultures
  • Identify potential or actual culture clash barriers to a merger or acquisition
  • Determine what to do to avoid, minimize, and resolve culture clash
  • Plan for efficient and effective post-merger cultural integration of the two organizations

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J. Robert Carleton is co-founder and senior partner of Vector Group, Inc. and a director of Vector Data Services and Vector Europe, Ltd. He has worked in both the public and private sectors and has extensive experience as both a manager and consultant.

Claude S. Lineberry is co-founder and senior partner of Vector Group, Inc. He has worked for more than thirty years on a wide range of organizational issues with a variety of clients around the world.

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