Designing Multinational Benefits Programs: The Role of National Culture
- Seven steps to merger success. SHEPHERD, LEAH CARLSON // Employee Benefit News;Feb2009, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p11
The article presents tips on ensuring the success of handling employee benefits before and after a merger, acquisition or divestiture. It emphasizes the importance for human resources (HR)/benefits professionals to be involved in the merger process as early as possible. The HR department should...
- Cultural alignment. BATES, BROOKE // Smart Business Detroit;Jan2010, Vol. 5 Issue 10, p7
The article presents suggestions on how to minimize negative employee impact in company acquisitions shared by Joseph Cutillo, chief executive officer of Inland Pipe Rehabilitation LLC. He states that cultural clashes between businesses are underestimated and suggests rapidly informing...
- CONSULTATIONS FOR FACILITATING INTERNATIONAL MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS. Marks, Mitchell Lee // Academy of Management Best Papers Proceedings;1990, p144
Globalization of world markets is prompting an increasing number of international mergers. The clash of cultures inherent whenever organizations combine is exacerbated in international mergers. This paper reports three cases of consultations to address culture clash and associated human...
- IASB. Cairns, David // Accountancy;Jun2004, Vol. 133 Issue 1330, p78
Presents an update related to the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) as of June 2004. Limitations set by the agency regarding the use of fair value option; Details of an exposure draft issued by the IASB on an amendment to the International Financial Reporting Standard 3 business...
- Standard Life pays Â£24m for Vebnet. // Corporate Adviser;Oct2008, p10
The article reports on the acquisition of Vebnet by Standard Life in Scotland. Standard is paying Â£24.2 million for the employee benefits technology and administration provider. Vebnet has a corporate client base of 145 and 293,000 employee users of its flexible benefits proposition. Standard...
- New challenges in managing the multinational workforce. Piker, Fred K.; Holmes, William F. // Management Review;Feb84, Vol. 73 Issue 2, p29
Focuses on the challenges facing the executives in managing the multinational workforce. Comparison between the wage rates and benefits of expatriates and nationals; Continual opportunities for professional renewal; Transfer of corporate philosophy and business objectives to the overseas operation.
- Amazon buys Zappos for $850 million. Robison, Jennifer // Las Vegas Business Press (10712186);8/3/2009, Vol. 26 Issue 31, pP13
The article reports on the decision of Internet retail giant Amazon.com to acquire local e-tailer Zappos.com. The transaction is valued at 850 million U.S. dollars. Executives at Zappos were notified that despite the buyout, their workplace culture will not be changed. Employees of Zappos were...
- Demand for post-merger `stay' bonuses increases. // Corporate Board;May/Jun91, Vol. 12 Issue 68, p25
Reports on the results of a study conducted by N.E. Fried and Associates Inc. on the strategies of American companies to retain key employees after mergers and acquisitions. Expansion of cash opportunities; Continuation of paid health and welfare benefits; Full outplacement service.
- Acquisition lesson: Buyer gives, and also takes away. // Crain's Chicago Business;02/07/2000, Vol. 23 Issue 6, p10
Opinion. Focuses on the importance of employee compensation programs during company mergers in the United States.