The Human Side of Mergers and Acquisitions: Managing Collisions Between People, Cultures, and Organizations
Anthony F. Buono, James L. Bowditch
Softcover: 336 pages
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This impressive study has many lessons to teach about the role that human resource considerations should play in any large-scale organizational change.
This eye-opening book, based on the authors' direct and personal observation of a bank merger, has three basic analytical focuses: the human issues presented by mergers at both an individual and a cultural level, the organizational issues that these human concerns raise, and the resulting implications for managing the merger and acquisition process.
With keen insight, the authors delve into a complex web of reactions. The intrigues, cultural clashes, hostilities, and tensions that emerged from this "friendly" merger are mind-boggling.
The dynamics that characterized the dual nature of a merger run the gamut of human responses to a stressful situation: trust and betrayal, openness and deception, hope and despair, support and retaliation -- all driven by nascent opportunities or restricted options.
James L. Bowditch is the Stewardship & Planned Giving Officer for the Diocese of Maine. For the past two years, he was the Director of Development at Episcopal Divinity School. Prior to that he was Professor of Management in the Management & Information Systems Department at Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia, PA, and earlier, Dean of the College of Business & Administration. He was also undergraduate dean and associate professor in the Carroll School of Management at Boston College. His research has been on the human effects of organizational transformation, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions. He has co-authored five books. He holds a B.A. from Yale in psychology, an M.A. from Yale in psychology, an M.A. from Western Michigan University in psychology and a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational psychology.
Anthony F. Buono has a joint appointment as Professor of Management and Sociology at Bentley College. He has written and edited seven books. He is a past chair of the Academy of Management's Management Consulting Division, a Research Fellow with Bentley's center for Business Ethics, and has received Bentley's highest honors for both teaching and research. Professor Buono's research interests focus on the management-consulting industry, organizational change, and interorganizational strategies, including facilitating mergers, acquisitions and strategic alliances. He holds a B.S. from the University of Maryland in Business Administration, and an M.A. and Ph.D. with a concentration in Industrial and Organizational Sociology from Boston College. Photo from the Bentley College website.
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