Successful Foreign Acquisitions - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780750661720, 9780080489766

Successful Foreign Acquisitions

1st Edition

The Pivotal Role of the Management Accountant

Authors: Tony Appleyard Simon Pallett
Paperback ISBN: 9780750661720
eBook ISBN: 9780080489766
Imprint: CIMA Publishing
Published Date: 20th October 2003
Page Count: 112
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Table of Contents

Introduction; Literature review- Anglo-German Differences; Literature Review- The Acquisition Process; The Research Framework; Case Study One- UK Parent and German Subsidiary; Case Study Two- German Parent and UK Subsidiary; Discussion and Conclusions; Lessons to be Learned from Case Studies; Appendicies.


Successful Foreign Acquisitions investigates two cross-border acquisitions with the aim of looking at the role of management accounting in the process and drawing useful lessons about the acquistion and integration process for practioners.

The authors: identify the acquisition strategy and examine its added value evaluate the strategy in both cultural and economic terms *consider the required management control systems needed to implement the strategy and compare this with the actual control systems used

  • review what performance measures would be needed to encourage managers to deliver and compare these with the actual measures introduced
  • consider how environmental and cultural differences impact on this process


Accountants; management; CFOs; CEOs


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About the Authors

Tony Appleyard Author

Simon Pallett Author