Managing Deep Restructuring: Danish Experiences in Eastern Germany

Klaus E. Meyer, Inger Bjerg Møller

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    Abstrakt

    This paper discusses the post-acquisition restructuring in post-socialist economies. As case evidence from East Germany illustrates, foreign investors not only have to provide crucial resources and integrate firms into global production networks. They also have to become involved in the process of organizational change in the enterprise itself. This change is often inhibited by compatibility problems and discrepancies between the new strategic management and the local organizational culture which evolved under socialism. To facilitate an evolutionary process of organizational integration, management may emphasize the transfer of specific skills which requires the communication of tacit managerial and organizational knowledge. The paper brings together the perspectives of a business economist and a sociologist.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    Udgivelses stedKøbenhavn
    UdgiverCEES, Copenhagen Business School
    Antal sider26
    StatusUdgivet - feb. 1998
    NavnWorking Paper / Center for East European Studies. Copenhagen Business School
    Nummer10

    Emneord

    • Enterprise restructuring
    • Post-acquisition management
    • Organizational change
    • Systemic change
    • Eastern Germany

    Citationsformater

    Meyer, K. E., & Bjerg Møller, I. (1998). Managing Deep Restructuring: Danish Experiences in Eastern Germany. CEES, Copenhagen Business School. Working Paper / Center for East European Studies. Copenhagen Business School, Nr. 10