Gung Ho, And Other Cases

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Introduction The globalization, from society change to economic growth, is happening more frequently in this world nowadays. Business is one of the most impacted fields of globalization. For the best development and other reasons, more and more businesses have enhanced their businesses from local market or their own countries to global width by mergers and acquisitions. Meanwhile, the conflicts of the mergers and acquisitions occurred as their predictable and unavoidable consequences, leaders and managers should be able to understand conflicts, indentify and classify them, and also solve conflicts and dilemmas. There are many kinds of conflicts and dilemmas of business mergers and acquisitions; one of the most common conflicts is…show more content…
The situation was quite similar in choosing the location of our headquarters. We originally considered having two headquarters, but we realized we need to send a strong, clear message to our investors. So we chose a global location for our headquarters.” Liu Changzhou’s understatement of headquarters’ relocation and executive member issues could not cover the conflicts between oriental and western culture. Similarly, the situation of human resource conflict of the movie Gung Ho is that Japanese management group hired Hunt Stevenson as the bridge to American workers in Hadleyville auto plants. Hiring the right person is one key to reduce conflicts in different cultural working environment. The right person like Hunt Stevenson understands two sides’ needs; also he is flexible to deal tense situations to avoid head-on collision. Case 2 Geely chairman admits ‘ideological differences’ with Volvo The conflicts of Geely-Volvo acquisition are more cultural apparently. The Chinese carmaker Zhejiang Geely Holding Group completed the acquisition of Volvo from Ford Motor on August 2, 2010. After one year of this acquisition, Geely chairman admitted that there are “ideological differences” with Volvo. Reports that Geely and Volvo have not met each other officially. However, the Geely chairman Li Shufu disclosed that “ideological differences” with Volvo during a Chinese TV
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