The partnership between the SHRM Foundation and Towers Perrin that produced the mergers and acquisitions survey also is preparing a book, Making Mergers Work: The Strategic Importance of People, to be published this summer.
The book combines the results of the survey and Towers Perrins experience in the field of mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs, joint ventures and similar deals. And, like the survey, it focuses upon the current and ideal roles of HR professionals in corporate transformations.
Making Mergers Work goes beyond the information and opinions gleaned from the sample of HR executives and offers prescriptions for solving the problems cited in the survey. Chapters cover every aspect of mergers and acquisitions, including an overview of M&A trends, the M&A life-cycle model, the pre-deal stage, due diligence, integration planning, HR technology issues, implementation issues, transforming the HR organization and M&As in the new millennium. A variety of carefully researched case studies show what was done right and what wasnt.
The book is expected to be available this fall. To be notified when it is published, send an e-mail message to Shrmstore@shrm.org with "Making Mergers Work" in the subject line. mergers and acquisitions survey also is preparing a book, Making Mergers Work: The Strategic Importance of People, to be published this summer.