When the choice is to change or die

Kello, John
January 2011
Industrial Safety & Hygiene News;Jan2011, Vol. 45 Issue 1, p24
The article focuses on the relevance of corporate culture on the success of companies, particularly on mergers and acquisitions. It claims that the concept of corporate culture has to be considered upon the integration of two companies for the greater good of both entities and to avoid what researchers refer to as merger syndrome or clash between cultures. It likewise stresses the need for flexibility, adaptability and openness to change in the survival and success in a changing environment.


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