Surviving Post-merger ‘Culture Clash’: Can Cultural Leadership Lessen the Casualties?

  title={Surviving Post-merger ‘Culture Clash’: Can Cultural Leadership Lessen the Casualties?},
  author={Michelle C. Bligh},
  pages={395 - 426}
  • M. Bligh
  • Published 1 November 2006
  • Business
  • Leadership
Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity continues to rise, despite evidence that the majority of M&As fail to meet the financial and synergistic expectations of shareholders or employees. Post-merger ‘cultural clashes’ are often blamed for disappointing M&A outcomes, yet little research exists to guide organizations through the difficult process of cultural integration. In particular, the process of cultural leadership as an important influence on merging organizational cultures and subcultures… 

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