JUST A THOUGHT: Complexity Theory and Mergers & Acquisitions
Eve Mitleton-Kelly uses two examples of M&A to illustrate a successful and a dysfunctional application of postmerger integration, seen from a complexity theory perspective.
This article explores the differences in attitude of the two example companies and identifies some of the key
contributing factors to successful co-evolutionary integration from a complexity theory perspective. It
does so by outlining the relevant characteristics to M&A of organisations as complex evolving systems.
Eve suggests using the logic of complexity and the co-creation of an enabling infrastructure to improve co-evolutionary integration.