The Change Game in the Age of Discontinuity: HR Issues and Activities in Mergers and Acquisitions-Case Analysis of Tanda Plant Acquisition by NTPC Ltd.

By Yasmeen Rizvi.

Published by The Organization Collection

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In major organizational transformations, usually most of the focus is on devising the best strategic and tactical plans. Success of these transformations depends on a clear understanding of the human side of change management, which is unfortunately the most neglected area. Failure in implementing change is attributed to exactly this lacuna. Statistics regarding the failure rate of mergers and acquisitions is striking. Burke & Biggart(1997) said that in an ever increasing world of mergers and acquisitions, 75% fail at managing the change. This research paper attempts to study the role which the human resource department plays in an organization to facilitate successful change. The acquisition of Uttar Pradesh State Electricty Board’s Tanda Plant at Ambedkar Nagar, U.P.India, by NTPC in the year 2000 was analysed to study the role of HR during and after the acquisition.

Keywords: Organizational Transformations, Change Management, Mergers, Acquisitions

The International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 7, Issue 7, pp.81-92. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 724.798KB).

Yasmeen Rizvi

Programme Leader, Human Resource Department, Amity Business School, Amity University, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India

Yasmeen Rizvi is Senior Lecturer,Programme Leader at Amity Business School, AUUP,Noida. She is M.Sc.( Biochemistry); MBA (HRM and Marketing);M.Phil and a Certified Trainer and Facilitator from Carlton Advanced Management Institute, USA. She is pursing Ph.D in the area of Organizational Change Management.She has teaching and corporate experience of 8 yrs and has been associated with the following organizations: Amity Business School, AUUP, Noida as Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader; Jaipuria Institute of Management, Ghaziabad as faculty; Institute of Modern Management, Kolkata as Assistant Professor; Karim City College, Jamshedpur as faculty; Indiaconnection.com, Mumbai and Zee Education, Kolkata. She has presented 6 research papers at National and International Seminars organized by Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay;National HRD Network; Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani; Gurgaon Industrial Association; Gurgaon Management Association and Amity Business School, AUUP, Noida. She has 13 paper publications to her credit comprising of research papers and articles, case studies, and book reviews published in proceedings, websites of organizations such as Indian Institute of Tehnology, Bombay, IIM Kozikode; Amity Business School, AUUP, Noida; National HRD Network, Delhi Chapter; BITS Pilani; ABS, Manesar; Institute of Modern Management. Kolkata. She has co-edited souvenir of Global HR Summit, Amity Business School, AUUP, Noida and HR News Letter, Amity Business School, Noida. She has undertaken consultancy projects for OKS Spantech, Noida and various other projects for the following organizations: · Balmer Lawrie and Co., Corporate Head office, Kolkata. · Oil and Natural Gas Corporation. CRBC, Kolkata. · Century Plyboards (India) Ltd. Kolkata. She has extracurricular activities in shooting (Silver medalist, Amity University), Karate, Taekwondo (District Gold and Silver medalist), Badminton, Swimming, Table Tennis, Squash. Her date of birth is 15-09-1973, nationality is Indian and is married. She has proficiency in four languages, namely,English, Hindi, Bengali and Urdu.

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