Despite the economic downturn, the corporate marriage frenzy continues to proceed at fever pitch, as companies reach beyond their traditional boundaries to gain access to resources, expertise, and markets. But after the ink is dry, most experiments in corporate acquisition fail to live up to expectations. In The Morning After, Stephen and Shannon Rye Wall showcase dozens of cases to identify the seven common myths and misconceptions of mergers and offer a wealth of concrete tools for leading and sustaining successful collaborations.
Stephen J. Wall and Shannon Rye Wall are consultants with Right Manus, a firm specializing in strategy implementation. Experts in corporate mergers and acquisition, they advise corporations worldwide and write and speak frequently on the topic. Authors of The New Strategists, they live in Wilton, Connecticut.