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Strategic Corporate Communications in Mergers & Acquisitions

Diplomarbeit 2003 105 Seiten

BWL - Marketing, Unternehmenskommunikation, CRM, Marktforschung, Social Media

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Inhaltsangabe:Summary:
M&A transactions and corporate change are frequent occurrences in the globalized economies of today (c.f. section ‘External growth and communication as global trends’, page 1). On a global scale, led by the U.S., the European Union and Germany, M&A transactions have clearly become a global mega trend.
Despite their growing popularity, M&A transactions often fail to produce the desired outcomes (c.f. section ‘M&A Failure and Corporate Communications’, page 5). This is partly due to poor M&A communication.
The study at hand has several aims:
To discuss the significance of M&A communication for the overall success of a transaction
To establish the general determinants for the quality of M&A communication – The key success factors
To examine the individual determinants – The factors determining the quantitative and qualitative deployment of M&A communication and its adjustment to the varying preconditions of different transactions
Secondary as well as primary data led to the conclusion that M&A communication is of high significance to the success of an M&A transaction and can impact its results. Even if M&A communication can never be the single most important factor, determining merger success or failure, corporations acknowledging the significance of best-practice M&A communication have a higher M&A success probability and avoid opportunity costs.
As described in more detail in section ‘The significance of M&A communication for the overall success of a transaction’, page 51, M&A communication derives its significance from the functions it fulfills. In the course of the interviews, those functions could be identified as reputation function, manipulation function, information function, acceptance function, action function, security function, and motivation function. In the context of post-merger integration communication, especially the possibility to decrease employees’ level of change resistance, uncertainty, frustration and demotivation is of particular value to transaction success.
Even if communication per-se is a qualitative, not a quantitative factor, the study at hand concludes that there are ways to assess and evaluate communication success. If communication is ranked against what communication can possibly accomplish, communication success can be defined and measured (c.f. section ‘The assessment of M&A communication success’, page 57).
As communication is significant to M&A transaction success and as […]

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Seiten
105
Erscheinungsform
Originalausgabe
Jahr
2003
ISBN (eBook)
9783832469580
ISBN (Buch)
9783838669588
Dateigröße
1.4 MB
Sprache
Englisch
Katalognummer
v222291
Institution / Hochschule
Hogeschool Rotterdam – Wirtschaft
Note
1,0
Schlagworte
kommunikation corporate communication change management unternehmenskommunikation

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Titel: Strategic Corporate Communications in Mergers & Acquisitions