The Global M & A Tango: Cross-cultural Dimensions of Mergers and Acquisitions Hardcover – 31 May 2010
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About the Author
Fons Trompenaars is a world expert on international management and the author of the global best seller, Riding the waves of culture: Understanding cultural diversity in business, which has sold hundreds of thousands of copies and has been translated into a dozen languages. He is the co-author with Charles Hampden-Turner of six other books on cross-cultural business and organizational issues.
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As to be expected from the world's foremost authority on management dilemma's, M&A tango presents a number of dilemmas that managers face when going through an M&A process. These dilemmas span the "now vs later", the "you vs me" and the "this vs that" (classification not Trompenaars, but my own). There are few areas in business where dilemmas are both so visible and urgent as in M&A processes. There is not only theory in the book, but it is full of real-life examples and case studies.
Trompenaars tends to focus on the "soft" side, such as culture, value and behaviors. But he presents these soft factors as tangible and structured as the "hard factors" such as finance. Trompenaars presents us with concrete instruments such as the Organization Value Profiler and the Personal Values Profiler.
If, as a reviewer, I should point out one bit of criticism, it would be that the structure of 10 steps in a 3 phase framework is not very original and gives away Trompenaars' extensive background in consulting.
Author of "Dealing with Dilemmas"