Joining Forces: Making One Plus One Equal Three In Mergers, Acquisitions, And Alliances (Jossey-Bass Business & Management)
Publish Date: 1997-12-26
Author: Mitchell Lee Marks;Philip H. Mirvis
If 75% of all mergers fail, what makes the 25% succeed?
Mergers, acquisitions, and strategic alliances are all the rage in today's business world. We have seen and will continue to see in the coming years major shifts in computers, electronics, banking/financial services, healthcare, and telecommunications. Large corporations as well as small, entrepreneurial companies are discovering significant strategic advantage when they merge or align business processes. Joining Forces is a guide to making these combinations successful.
From pre-merger planning to post-merger alignment, Mitchell Marks covers the three key components of a successful transition: hardware (organizational structure), software (policies and processes), and people.