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Case study: The Novartis mega-merger – An intra-organizational evolutionary perspective


Rühli, E; Sachs, Sybille (1999). Case study: The Novartis mega-merger – An intra-organizational evolutionary perspective. Journal of Strategic Change, 8(4):217-226.

Abstract

This article provides an analysis of the NOVARTIS mega‐merger in January 1997, leading to the second biggest pharmaceutical company in the world. A concept of analysis to clarify the crucial aspects of such an outstanding strategic event in a comprehensive way is developed. The intra‐organizational evolutionary perspective demonstrates that fundamental patterns of development in a merger can be explained and predicated based on the analysis of the two candidates' previous patterns. This approach provides deep insights not only for academics, but also for managers and consultants designing and leading a mega‐merger in reality.

Abstract

This article provides an analysis of the NOVARTIS mega‐merger in January 1997, leading to the second biggest pharmaceutical company in the world. A concept of analysis to clarify the crucial aspects of such an outstanding strategic event in a comprehensive way is developed. The intra‐organizational evolutionary perspective demonstrates that fundamental patterns of development in a merger can be explained and predicated based on the analysis of the two candidates' previous patterns. This approach provides deep insights not only for academics, but also for managers and consultants designing and leading a mega‐merger in reality.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Business Administration
Dewey Decimal Classification:330 Economics
Language:English
Date:7 May 1999
Deposited On:28 Aug 2019 13:23
Last Modified:25 Sep 2019 00:43
Publisher:Wiley
ISSN:1099-1697
OA Status:Closed
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1002/(SICI)1099-1697(199906/07)8:4%3C217::AID-JSC429%3E3.0.CO;2-D
Other Identification Number:merlin-id:4041

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