A Human Resource Training Program for Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions
Date of Award
Human Resource Administration
Master of Professional Studies
Strategic HR Management
360 degree feedback; conflicts; cultural differences; evaluation; merger and acquisition; people issues; system integration; training
Cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&A) have increased in the twenty-first century; however, the majority of cross-border mergers fail to achieve their financial objectives. Nonetheless, the number of merger failures has not stopped organizations from undertaking mergers. There are multiple sources and types of conflict associated with merger failure, which can all be traced back to the facts that human resource departments have not been utilized effectively and that there has been a lack of planning during the M&A process. Thus, this capstone proposes a training program as a reference for human resource departments to apply best practices for planning, training, and evaluating during the process of M&As, which will help potentially alleviate conflicts during the merger period.
Liu, Si-Ting, "A Human Resource Training Program for Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions" (2009). University College: Strategic Human Resources Management Capstones. 8.