Ivey Publishing

Product Details

Arla and MD Foods: The Merger Decision (A)
Product Number:
9B04M076
Publication Date:
06/22/2005
Revised Date:
10/15/2009
Length:
23 pages (13 pages of text)
Product Type:
Case (Field)
Source:
Ivey
The managing director of MD Foods of Denmark and the president of Arla of Sweden, both cooperatives, were contemplating whether their companies should merge to create Europe's largest dairy company. Arla and MD Foods wished to continue the success of their joint ventures in a much closer relationship, but wondered if their owners (the milk-producing farmers in each country) would approve the merger. In addition, the two companies were different in size, organizational structure, organizational culture, monetary currency used and language spoken. Finally, a cross-border merger of two cooperatives was unprecedented throughout the world. The supplement Arla and MD Food: The Merger Decision (B), product 9B05M013 describes the merger decision.
Issues:
Disciplines:
General Management/Strategy,  International
Industries:
Manufacturing
Setting:
Denmark/Sweden, Large, 1999
Intended Audience:
Undergraduate/MBA
Price:
$5.30 CAD / $5.00 USD Printed Copy
$4.50 CAD / $4.25 USD Permissions
$4.50 CAD / $4.25 USD Digital Download
Associated Materials
Supplements: 9B05M013 (4 pages)
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