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Put cultural issues at the centre of M&A’s to avoid growing pains

In fast-moving commercial environments, businesses have always sought to gain competitive advantage by taking over their competitors, acquiring complementary businesses and bringing together operations to achieve economies of scale, growth and market share. Commonly called ‘mergers and acquisitions’ or ‘M&A’s’, … Continue reading

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>Working Abroad – Cultural Differences impact Mergers and Acquisitions

> According to a KPMG study, “83% of all mergers and acquisitions (M&As) failed to produce any benefit for the shareholders and over half actually destroyed value”. It was cited that the overwhelming cause for failure “was the people and … Continue reading

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>Chinese Cultural Know-How

>As promised here is the 4th installment of information on Chinese Cultural know-how: Socialising, eating and drinking: Hospitality is an integral part of Chinese culture, and an invitation should be seen as a great honour. • If you eat in a restaurant … Continue reading

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>Cross-cultural know-how for first time meetings

>3 cultural know-how tips about first meetings, that I recently read on linked in…….. 1. Dress conservatively You are planning to attend two important networking events: one in Milan, Italy, and another one in Dubai, UAE. How do you think your typical … Continue reading

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