'While organizational practice and contemporary literature on mergers seem predominantly focused on rational economic and managerial perspectives, Jinette de Gooijer explores the shadow side of these ventures. This book illuminates the enormous burden and losses that many, if not most, organizational members must face and endure. The underlying organizational psychodynamic of persecution and annihilation in mergers finds its expression in the book's title: 'The Murder in Merger'. It is a pioneering contribution to the issue of mergers and a unique socioanalytic masterpiece.'- Burkard Sievers, Professor Emeritus of Organization Development, Past-President ISPSO
Jinette de Gooijer consults to organisations on understanding the hidden aspects of organisational culture and their effects on business performance, with the view to developing work cultures that promote creativity and prosperity for the organisation, the individual and wider society. She is the founder and Principal Consultant of Innovative Practice Consulting Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Australia, an associate of the Creative Organisation Systems Group at RMIT University in Melbourne, and sessional academic at Swinbourne Univerisity, Melbourne's Faculty of Business and Enterprise. She has also presented papers at international conferences, and published a number of articles. She is on the Editorial Board of 'Socio- Analysis'.
ContentsAcknowledgementsAbout the AuthorPreface1 Introduction2 Concepts for Understanding Emotional Connectedness3 TT Ltd: A Case Study4 Connecting Structures of the Firm5 Connecting to the Enterprise 6 Employees' Experiences of Role7 Emotional Connectedness in a Corporate Merger8 Psychological Meaning of Corporate Mergers and Organizational Structures9 A Murderous Merger10 Containing Destructive ForcesAppendix: The Field StudyReferencesIndex