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MHRM 6640 The Role of Human Resources in Mergers and Acquisitions: Welcome & Course Readings

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MHRM 6640 Required Course Readings


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Badrtalei, J., & Bates, D. L. (2007). Effect of organizational cultures on mergers and acquisitions: The Case of Daimler Chrysler. International Journal of Management, 24(2), 303–317.

Bajaj, H. (2009). Organizational culture in bank mergers & acquisitions. The Indian Journal of Industrial Relations, 45(2), 229–242.

Bartram, P. (2013, December). Eight ways to conduct good due diligence. Financial Management, 42-43.

Bhaskar, A. U. (2012). HR as business partner during mergers and acquisitions. Human Resource Management International Digest, 20(2), 22-23.

Cascio, W. F. (2010). Done deal: Now manage post-merger integration. HRMagazine, 55(10), 43–46.

Chakravorty, J. N. (2013). Innovative HR strategies for post merger performance: Issues and concerns. Advances in Management, 6(10), 16-19.

Collan, M., & Kinnunen, J. (2009). Acquisition strategy and real options. IUP Journal of Business Strategy, 6(3/4), 45–65.

Creasy, T., Stull M., & Peck, S. (2009). Understanding employee-level dynamics within the merger and acquisition process. Journal of General Management, 35(2), 21–42.

Dunning, M. (2011). Don't overlook intellectual property issues during M&A: Firms often forget to fully evaluate intellectual assets. Business Insurance, 45(32), 6.

Ehrhart, T. (2010). Come together. Risk Management, 57(4), 20–22, 24.

Eisenstaedt, L. H., & Montgomery, J. L. (2010). M&A integration challenges: The process doesn’t stop at closing. CPA Practice Management Forum, 6(10), 12–15.

Farhadi, M., & Tovstiga, G. (2010). Intellectual property management in M&A transactions. Journal of Strategy and Management, 3(1), 32–49.

Galpin, T., & Whittington, J. L. (2010). Merger repair: A conceptual framework for restoring employer/employee relationships. Journal of Behavioral & Applied Management, 12(1), 48–68.

Green, A. (2008). Intangible asset knowledge: The conjugality of business intelligence (BI) and business operational data. VINE, 38(2), 184–191.

Green, B. (2011).Trouble at mill: How human resources can tackle the rumour mill while communicating company changes. Credit Control, 32(1/2), 52–54.

Harrison, J. (1999, September). Finding the ethics soft spots of a target. Mergers & Acquisitions,34(2), 8-11.

Hicks, M. (2013, March 25). HR needs a seat at the merger table [web log comment]. New Orleans City Business.

Holland, W., & Salama, A. (2010). Organisational learning through international M&A integration strategies. The Learning Organization, 17(3), 268–283.

HR Success increasingly tied to showing of strong business acumen. (2010). HR Focus, 87(12), 1–5.

Labedz, C. S., & Lee, J. (2011). The mental models of HR professionals as strategic partners. Journal of Management and Organization, 17(1), 56–76.

Lajoux, A. (2007). M&A due diligence in the new age or corporate governance. Ivey Business Journal Online, 71(3), 1–10.

Lee, C., & Carpenter, R. (2010, November 5). Leading through transition: Human capital strategy for mergers and acquisitions. Cornell HR Review Keynote Address.

Marks, M. L., & Mirvis, P. H. (2011). A framework for the human resources role in managing culture in mergers and acquisitions. Human Resource Management, 50(6), 859-877.

Marks, M. L., & Vansteenkiste, R. (2008). Preparing for organizational death: Proactive HR engagement in an organizational transition. Human Resource Management, 47(4), 809–827.

McNeil, B. J. (2008). Mergers and acquisitions in employee benefits. Journal of Deferred Compensation, 13(4), 36–65.

Morrison, N. J., Kinley, G., & Ficery, K. L. (2008). Merger deal breakers: When operational due diligence exposes risk. Journal of Business Strategy, 29(3), 23–28.

Mukherjee, W. (2011, March 30). Companies giving employees a thorough orientation post-M&As [Corporate Trends]. The Economic Times (Online).

Nachescu, M. L. (2010). Due diligence in mergers and acquisitions-- How important it is in times of crisis? Annals of Eftimie Murgu University Resita, Fascicle II, Economic Studies, 111–120.

Nelson, R. (2008). Employee benefits in mergers and acquisitions: Are you exercising due diligence? Benefits Law Journal, 21(1), 49–78.

Panda, A. (2013). Do you know who you are dealing with? Cultural due diligence: What, why and how. Vikalpa, 38(2), 1-20.

Papadakis, V. (2007). Growth through mergers and acquisitions: How it won’t be a loser’s game. Business Strategy Series, 8(1), 43–50.

Rees, C., & Edwards, T. (2009). Management strategy and HR in international mergers: Choice, constraint and pragmatism. Human Resource Management Journal, 19(1), 24–39.

Rizvi, Y. (2010). Human capital development role of HR during mergers and acquisitions. The South East Asian Journal of Management, 4(1), 17–28.

Rodriguez, A. (2008). Mergers and acquisitions in the banking industry: The human factor. Organizational Development Journal, 26(2), 63–73.

Sengupta, D. (2011, January 19). HR departments play a vital role in M&As [Corporate Trends]. The Economic Times (Online).

Schmidt, J. (2000). Hidden risk: The soft underbelly of a deal. Mergers & Acquisitions: The Dealermaker’s Journal, 35(8), 57–60.

Sherman, A. J., & Cook, R. C. (2011, September). International mergers: How to detect corruption. The Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance, 11-15.

Steynberg, R. P., & Veldsman, T. H. (2011). A comprehensive, holistic people integration process for mergers and acquisitions. SA Journal of Human Resource Management, 9(1), 1–16.

Unkovic, N. (2009, January). What you don’t know can hurt you. Mergers & Acquisitions, 4(1), 60-61.

Vazirani, N., & Mohapatra, S. (2012). Merging organizational culture through communication - post mergers and acquisitions. SIES Journal of Management, 8(1), 31-37.

Vazirani. N. (2013). An integrative role of HR in handling issues post mergers and acquisitions. SIES Journal of Management, 9(2), 82-88.

Vozar, R. (2013, June). Due diligence: How to review company information in the M&A process. Smart Business Cleveland, 56.

Weber, Y., & Fried, Y. (2011). Guest editors’ note: The role of HR practices in managing culture clash during the postmerger. Human Resource Management, 50(5), 565-570.

Woods, D. (2010). All together now. Human Resources, 4–6.

Yates-Mercer, P. & Bawden, D. (2002). Managing the paradox: the valuation of knowledge management. Journal of Information Science, 28(1), 19–29.

Other Readings

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