Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/27860
Authors: 
Wollersheim, Jutta
Barthel, Erich
Year of Publication: 
2008
Series/Report no.: 
Working paper series // Frankfurt School of Finance & Management 94
Abstract: 
Several investigations came to the conclusion that, considering in retrospect, most Mergers & Acquisitions were not successful. Differences in the corporate cultures are often quoted as being responsible for the failures. So, the question arises how such failures can be prevented in future. Conducting a Cultural Due Diligence is a possibility to examine differences in corporate cultures, even before a merger takes place. That is why, after a description of general culture concepts, we discuss various attempts at Cultural Due Diligence of consultancy firms. Referring to these attempts at Cultural Due Diligence as well as to the general culture concepts, we draft a further developed concept at the end of this working paper.
Subjects: 
Culture
cultural due diligence
mergers & acquisitions
JEL: 
G34
M12
M14
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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