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The Role of the Acculturation Process in M&A: Deutsche Bank–Bankers Trust, BP–Amoco, Ford–Volvo

This chapter explores how transferring capabilities from acquisitions can lead to value creation and entrepreneurial behaviour. The stories in this chapter include three large acquisitions that took place in the European/US markets within related industries. It explores the challenges and opportunities in integration processes, and the factors responsible for the success of cross-border acquisitions. Emphasis is given to the corporate strategies the three partnered companies applied to maximize synergies, and minimize the negative effects of the unavoidable, but necessary and complex, acculturation process.