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Prepare the case, Analog Devices (Babson case BAS485). The is a complex case (13+ pages of text) describes the acquisition of Linear Technologies by Analog Devices. Both were innovative companies in the semiconductor industry but operated very differently. Now the leaders need to decide how they will operate as one.
The case describes many conflicts and changes that the merging companies face.
Preparatory questions:
Create a pre-merger McKinsey 7-S Framework analysis of Linear Technologies. https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newSTR_91.htm
PRIMARILY use the Seven S framework to make decisions about how the merged company should be organized. Here you are focused on what to do.
SECONDARILY use Leadership concepts we have covered thus far in this course. These concepts, for example, will give you insights into how to get the merger done well.

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