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Evaluate job offers; Synergy through mergers and acquisitions.

You have two job offers, one from a dominant-business firm and one from an unrelated diversified firm (suppose
the beginning salaries are virtually identical). Which offer would they accept and why?

What is synergy, and how do firms create it through mergers and acquisitions? In your opinion, how often do acquisitions create private synergy? What evidence can you cite to support your position?

Please provide a one paragraph answer combining both questions.

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You have two job offers; one from a dominant-business firm and one from an unrelated diversified firm (suppose the beginning salaries are virtually identical).

Which offer would they accept and why?

The offer I will accept is that from the dominant-business firm. The reason for this is that the dominant firm is in a dominant position because of efficiencies and dynamism. Further, the dominant firm has international competitiveness. ...

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This solution discusses synergy through mergers and acquisitions in approximately 200 words.

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