Integration managers: special leaders for special times.

  title={Integration managers: special leaders for special times.},
  author={Ronald N Ashkenas and S D Francis},
  journal={Harvard business review},
  volume={78 6},
Although the integration of an acquired company with the parent organization is a delicate and complicated process, traditionally no one has ever been responsible for that process--for charting how the two companies will combine their operations, for seeing to it that the integration project meets its deadlines and performance targets, and for educating the new people about the parent company and vice versa. Some enlightened companies have recognized this gap and have appointed a guide--the… CONTINUE READING
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