Confidentiality Constraints Within Mergers and Acquisitions: Gaining Insights Through a Bubble Metaphor

  title={Confidentiality Constraints Within Mergers and Acquisitions: Gaining Insights Through a Bubble Metaphor},
  author={Ian Harwood},
  journal={Wiley-Blackwell: British Journal of Management},
  • I. Harwood
  • Published 1 December 2006
  • Business
  • Wiley-Blackwell: British Journal of Management
Mergers and acquisitions are extremely sensitive, both within and outside the organizations involved. Confidentiality agreements are therefore essential for allowing teams the 'space' to develop potential scenarios for future integration. Despite the importance of confidentiality in practice, the subject has received little coverage in the management literature. By adopting a case-study approach, this research explores aspects of confidentiality in a four-year post-acquisition integration… Expand
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