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The relevance to international mergers of the ethical perspectives of participants

Wood, Greg 2005, The relevance to international mergers of the ethical perspectives of participants, Corporate governance, vol. 5, no. 5, pp. 39-50.

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Title The relevance to international mergers of the ethical perspectives of participants
Author(s) Wood, Greg
Journal name Corporate governance
Volume number 5
Issue number 5
Start page 39
End page 50
Publisher Emerald Publishing Group
Place of publication Bradford, England
Publication date 2005
ISSN 1472-0701
1758-6054
Keyword(s) studies
international
acquisitions & mergers
corporate culture
business ethics
Summary International mergers are becoming more widespread among medium-sized companies that for decades have held a prime position in their home country market, but who now feel threatened that they may not be of a significant size to continue to be viable in the international marketplace. The purpose of this paper is to examine the merger of one Australian company and one of its former competitors in the international marketplace from the perspective of the congruence between their espoused ethical cultures in business prior to the merger. A questionnaire comprising 46 questions was sent to the public relations manager of each organization prior to the merger. These managers were asked to fill in the questionnaire and to provide a copy of their code of ethics. The research found that organizations need to not only have a code of ethics, but also need to focus especially on the area of code augmentation to ensure that they communicate the ethos of their code to their employees.
Notes Reproduced with the specific permission of the copyright owner.
Language eng
Field of Research 150308 International Business
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2005, Emerald Publishing Group
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30003295

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