8Organizational learning is a common goal in mergers and acquisitions, but what psychological processes help or hinder it?

In Chapter 1, we discussed different types of mergers and acquisitions, and the different types of deals between organizations based on how similar or different they are in their products or geographical markets. We explored five types of mergers (horizontal mergers, market extension mergers, vertical mergers, product extension mergers, and conglomerate mergers) and 15 ways of classifying acquisitions. There are a number of challenges facing organizations involved in different types of deals from the point of view of integrating the knowledge, skills, and experience of employees from each partner organization, and making ...

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