TITLE

The Role of HR in Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions: The Case of Indian Pharmaceutical Firms

AUTHOR(S)
Budhwar, Pawan S.; Varma, Arup; Katou, Anastasia A.; Narayan, Deepa
PUB. DATE
June 2009
SOURCE
Multinational Business Review (St. Louis University);Summer2009, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p89
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) are increasingly becoming a strategy of choice for companies attempting to achieve and sustain competitive advantage. However, not all M&As are a success. In this paper, we examine the three main reasons highlighted in the literature as major causes of M&A failure (clashing corporate cultures, absence of clear communication, and employee involvement) in three Indian pharmaceutical companies, and we analyze the role played by the HR function in addressing them. Also, we discuss the importance of gaining the commitment and focus of the workforce during the acquisition process through employee involvement.
ACCESSION #
47879729

 

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