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Achieving Successful Cross-Cultural and Management Integration: The Experience of Lenovo and IBM By Sharona Peng

Achieving Successful Cross‐Cultural and Management Integration: The Experience of Lenovo and IBM. Sharona Peng A thesis submitted to Auckland University of Technology in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Business (MBus) 2008 Faculty of Business Primary Supervisor: Peter Enderwick

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Achieving Successful Cross-Cultural and Management Integration: The Experience of Lenovo and IBM By Sharona Peng

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With social structure and technology rapidly changing, business globalisation has been regarded as a worldwide trend. While there have been many cases
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o and IBM By Sharona Peng

Table of Content 1.0 Introduction.........................................................................................6 2.0 Literature Review ...............................................................................9
2.1 Benefits of Merger and Acquisition from the Chinese Perspective ..................9 2.2 National Culture..............................................................................................11 2.3 Chinese National Attitudes .............................................................................12 2.4 United States’ National Attitudes....................................................................15 2.5 A Comparison between Two National Attitudes .............................................18 2.6 The Role of Corporate Culture from the Chinese Perspective........................19 2.7 Problems Arising from Disintegrated cultures of two companies ..................23 2.8 Stages of Integration .......................................................................................26 2.9 Mode of Integration ........................................................................................30 2.10 Issues to be explored.....................................................................................33

3.0 Company Background......................................................................34 4.0 Research Methodology .....................................................................36

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