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Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers & Acquisitions are new & quite confusing to me. I have to write a 400 word essay which I discuss the impact on the Hewlett Packard/Compaq Merger & Acquisition in terms of human capital and the assimilation of differing organizational cultures. Please be sure to cite references.

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Mergers & Acquisitions are new & quite confusing to me. I have to write a 400 word essay which I discuss the impact on the Hewlett Packard/Compaq Merger & Acquisition in terms of human capital and the assimilation of differing organizational cultures. Please be sure to cite references.

The impact on Hewlett Packard/Compaq Merger in terms of human capital assimilation is weak. It was expected that the organizations of the two companies would complement each other instead it became necessary to layoff a large number of employees.
What did the company do to make the assimilation of differing organizational cultures work? The new company had two goals. One was to avoid cultural conflicts internally and the other was to avoid any problems for the customers. For reducing the impact of cultural clashes, the responsibility was assigned to the Senior VP of HR, Susan Bowick. She commenced a training workshop called "Fast Start" and required all employees to attend it. The training workshop attempted to explain two things to the ...

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