By Paula Caligiuri, Ph.D., and William Castellano, Ph.D.
This case study examines homebuilder K. Hovnanian’s approach to acquisitions, with a focus on how the organization retains key intangible assets – such as leaders’ knowledge and social capital – of their acquired companies. It introduces learners to the HR and business strategy issues associated with acquisitions. By the end of the case study, students will be able to identify HR’s role in retaining intangible assets during a strategic acquisition; understand the challenges to managing acquisitions when retaining key intangible assets is a strategic goal; develop HR strategies and implementation plans to integrate the intangible assets of both organizations; and address key HR challenges during the post-acquisition phase. Click here to download the instructor’s manual and student workbook for this case study.
This item may be reproduced free of charge for use in HR classrooms in colleges and universities, in training classrooms in the workplace or in any other learning environment where HR knowledge is taught. For all other uses, requesters are directed to the “Obtain reuse/copying permission” button that appears in the Tools box on this item.