Notes

Chapter 1

1

For example, see Anne B. Fisher, “The Decade’s Worst Mergers,” Fortune, April 30, 1984, 262–270.

2

David R. King et al., “Meta-Analyses of Post-Acquisition Performance: Indicators of Unidentified Moderators,” Strategic Management Journal 25 (2004): 187–200.

3

Charles O’Reilly, “Cisco Systems: The Acquisition of Technology Is the Acquisition of People,” Case HR-10 (Palo Alto, CA: Stanford Graduate School of Business, 1998).

4

Julie Creswell, “When Bad Mergers Happen to Good Firms,” Fortune, May 1, 2000, 46.

5

Founder and CEO of one of Siebel’s failed acquisitions, e-mail to Jeffrey Pfeffer, August 2005.

6

O’Reilly, “Cisco Systems.”

7

Scott McCartney and Michael J. McCarthy, “Southwest Flies Circles Around United’s Shuttle,” ...

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