Mastering the Chaos of Mergers and Acquisitions : How to Plan, Negotiate, and Implement Alliances and Partnerships in a Complex World
J. Garrett Ralls Jr.ISBN: 0877193657; 9780877193654;
This book reveals the complexity of mergers and acquisitions, and explains how to master it. From doing the deal to making it work, this comprehensive book discusses every aspect of successfully growing your business through mergers and acquisitions. Based on models of complexity, it book shows that complexity in business, as in nature, eventually falls into patterns. By recognizing and taking advantage of these patterns, business leaders can turn weaknesses into strengths, chaos into order, and separate, living organizations into a powerful alliance. This book provides a conceptual framework plus proven templates and real-life examples to guide readers through the twists and turns of forming and sustaining a business partnership. The authors' own experiences with companies such as Shell, Monsanto, and Lucent are the foundation for this thorough handbook. J. Garrett Ralls, Jr. is an international consultant specializing in managing complexity for effective...