CHAPTER 7

A Value-Based and Human-Centered Approach to Mergers and Acquisitions: The Case of a High-Tech Company

Fabrizio Maimone, Sara Mormino, and Silvia Ravazzani

This study sheds light on the hidden and soft factors that facilitate the emerging of a ‘humanistic organization’ in the change management process in the post-Merger & Acquisition (M&A) processes. The classic managerial approaches to M&A change management processes are typically focused on financial performance and structural aspects of change (DePamphilis 2009). However, frequently post-M&A change management processes fail (Cartwright and Schoenberg 2006) because of lack of attention to the human and cultural sides of change management (Nguyen and Kleiner 2003; Mitleton-Kelly ...

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