How to Create Value
- New Perspectives on the Modern Corporation series
Chapter 9: Organizational structures and procedures for implementing merger
For synergies to be effectively produced, appropriate changes have to be carried out in organizational structures of firms involved in M & As. The focus of this chapter is on the choice of the organizational structure and procedures that allow the combined firm to obtain the desidered outcomes, according to different types of M & As. The fundamental choice to be made regards the level of integration and autonomy of companies involved in the merger. The level of integration indicates the degree to which functional activities are integrated across the merger firm, as part of then implementation of the acquisition. The level of autonomy measures the extent to which the acquirer delegates or defers to the target firm managers decisions to be made within target functional activities.
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