Strategic Alliances, Mergers and Acquisitions: The Influence of Culture on Successful Cooperation

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J. M. Ulijn, Geert Duysters, Elise Meijer
Edward Elgar Publishing, Jan 1, 2010 - Business & Economics - 304 pages
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Organizational flirts and marriages alliances, mergers and acquisitions are dramatic examples of how soft cultures can produce hard facts of success or failure. Decisions born from human vanity can lead to destruction of human capital. The chapters select
 

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Contents

an introduction
1
1 Strategic alliances and culture in a globalizing world
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2 Why do international alliances fail? Some insights from culture and human social biology
30
balancing creativity and discipline for the development of radical innovation by interfirm cooperation
60
does it affect performance? An exploratory study into DutchGerman ventures
96
the case of Trimo Trebnje Slovenia and Trimo VSK Russia
121
the case of the Helios Group
150
study of introand mutual perception combined for acultural fit
202
cultural crossing as a trademark for a DutchThai strategic alliance
227
steps towards a pathologic interpretation
255
Index
279
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