Executives of multibusiness firms are increasingly using management control systems (MCS) to align corporate strategy with organizational structure to create synergies across business units. Senior managers find that it is no longer practical to expend vast resources to continually restructure their organizations in order to align with changes in strategy and environmental conditions (Luke, Walston and Plummer, 2004). Instead, more organizations are learning a far more effective approach–choose an organizational structure that works without major conflicts, and then design MCS to align that structure with strategy (Kaplan and Norton, 2006).
There are several reasons for M&A. M&A has been widely used in developed economies as a growth strategy and is now increasingly getting accepted by Indian businesses as a critical tool of business strategy. It is increasingly becoming the order of the day in businesses especially in rapidlyevolving businesses like information technology, telecommunications, business process outsourcing as well as in traditional businesses. Indian businesses are also rapidly using