Chapter 13

Postmerger Integration and Reorganization

Modern large integrated enterprises consist of many functional units and departments that perform highly specialized tasks that are unique to the units or departments. Managing these separate units or departments requires integration, which consists of coordination, control, and conflict resolution (Shirivastava 1986).

Departments must be coordinated to achieve the overall goals of the enterprise. Control and monitoring ensure that departmental activities are complementary and that departments are performing their specified tasks in a timely manner. Finally, conflict resolution is required to deal with conflicts arising between individuals, departments, or conflicts emerging from inconsistent ...

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