1. What problems did the partnership bring to the partnering companies?
2. What strategies do you suggest to Renault make the deal successful.
3. Recollect the conversation cited in the beginning of this chapter. Do you think Mihir Desai would support the partnership between Renault and Nissan? Why or why not?
4. Differentiate between a merger, a conglomerate and an acquisition.
5. What is a hostile acquisition and what could be its HR challenges?
6. What is ‘harvesting’? How do the two participating organisations benefi t from it?
7. Discuss the common HR interventions that determine the success/failure of an M&A deal.
8. What is the role of HR in managing the new culture during cross-cultural mergers?