Technology & Innovation Management November 2009

Post-Merger Integration of R&D

Reaping the full potential of post-merger integration

Post-Merger Integration of R&D

Post-Merger Integration of R&D

An in-depth study conducted by Arthur D. Little notes that while the potential gain of merging R&D departments is substantial, integration of R&D activities exposes the business to significant risks, is more difficult and takes longer than other areas – all factors that can spoil the affair. The solution is careful tailoring of a full R&D integration approach that deals with the “enablers” early on.

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