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Cisco Systems and successful acquisitions

1. Investigate the approach that Cisco Systems has used in its many successful acquisitions. What are some of the human resource practices that have made its acquisitions successful?

2. If human resources are a major source of competitive advantage and the key determinant of an organization's ability to pursue a given strategy, why have the human resource aspects of mergers and acquisitions been ignored or handled poorly in so many instances in the past?

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1. The company's Chief Human Resource Officer manages a global team that focuses on inclusion and diversity as well as transformation. The company integrates acquisitions with excellent benefits, rewards systems, focus on talent, and how these new employees will transform into Cisco employees. She is also on the Operating Committee, working with operations management to help design talent and performance goals.

The company works to acquire companies ...

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The expert investigates the approach that Cisco Systems has used in its many successful acquisitions. Some of the human resource practices that have made its acquisitions successful is determined.

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