Case Study a T Kearney Essay

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Case Study Analysis
A T KEARNEY AND THE NEW DEFINING ENTITY

February 25, 2011

Table of Contents

Statement of the Problem 1

Summary of the Facts 1-2

Analysis 4 Recommendations 4-5
Conclusion 6

Statement of the Problem
A T Kearney was acquired by Electronic Data Systems (EDS) just over a year ago. Many consultants were concern about the ability about this 2 very different organizations, with different skill setsand cultures, to work together in blending their services into a broad, seamless
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EDS brings together the world's best technologies to address critical client business imperatives. It helps clients eliminate boundaries, collaborate in new ways, establish their customers' trust and continuously seek improvement. EDS serves the world's leading companies and governments in 55 countries globally. EDS reported revenues of $18.5 billion in 1999. The company's stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange and the London Stock Exchange. Recommendation
Mergers should exhibit the following five characteristics in order to be considered potentially viable candidates for a successful merger: 1. Compatibility between company mission statements and direction. What are you trying to do? What are they trying to do? If they relate closely, you have the first element. 2. Beneficial economies of scale. If you will be larger, will you truly be better? Some larger companies cannot respond as quickly to market changes due to their size and the challenge coordinating new directions to employees. Economies of scale are not always beneficial, so make sure you can quantify that having more of one direction is what you want. 3. Cultural synergy. If one company's culture is jeans, foozball machines, cut-throat hiring/firing, and shoot-from-the-hip decision-making and your company requires process and forms for most activities, good communication and values employees highly (no layoff policy), you may have a
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