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Knowledge Management in Practice by Anthony J. Rhem

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Chapter 8

Happily Ever After: Knowledge Management in Mergers and Acquisitions

During these challenging economic times, many corporations are facing the prospect of merging with other firms to not only survive but also to have a sustainable and viable business in the future.

According to a November 2015 CNBC article by Catherine Boyle, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) have hit the US$4 trillion mark and could reach record highs. Recent mergers include leading microchip maker Intel agreeing to buy Altera in a deal worth US$16.7 billion; pharmaceutical giant Pfizer agreeing to buy Hospira in a deal worth approximately US$ 17 billion; and telecommunications giant Charter Communications agreeing to merge with Time Warner Cable for US$78.7 billion, ...

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