Hostile Takeovers

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This book examines the effects of hostile takeovers, their impact on regional economies and industries, and the policy implications of such takeovers for both the corporation and the public sector. The book's contributors present arguments for and against corporate takeovers, identifying both the strong and weak points on each side. Then, they consider economic, legal, ethical and geographical issues—particularly interregional issues, legal difficulties involving different ...

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Overview

This book examines the effects of hostile takeovers, their impact on regional economies and industries, and the policy implications of such takeovers for both the corporation and the public sector. The book's contributors present arguments for and against corporate takeovers, identifying both the strong and weak points on each side. Then, they consider economic, legal, ethical and geographical issues—particularly interregional issues, legal difficulties involving different levels of governement, and interstate differences. Pension World

The ongoing trend of hostile corporate takeovers has been discussed at some length in the press and in the business literature. However, even as terms like golden parachutes, greenmail, and white knights enter the popular lexicon, little has been written about the effects, real or potential, that specific takeovers may have upon the economic base of metropolitan areas, states, or regions that house individual corporate operations. This volume represents a systematic attempt to fill that gap by examining the effects of hostile takeovers, their impact on regional economies and industries, and the policy implications of such takeovers for both the corporation and the public sector.

The contributors begin by presenting arguments for and against corporate takeovers, identifying both the strong and weak points on each side of the debate. They then turn to a consideration of economic, legal, ethical, and geographical issues, paying particular attention to interregional issues, legal difficulties involving different levels of government, and interstate differences. Separate chapters are also devoted to foreign direct investment in the United States and the impact of federal tax policy on the takeover process. The contributors conclude with an overview of the corporate impact of takeovers and specific policy recommendations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275931810
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/21/1989
  • Pages: 194
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

DAVID L. McKEE is Professor of Economics at the Graduate School of Management at Kent State University.

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Table of Contents

Preface

The Positions of the Protagonists

Three Cheers for the Corporate Raider by Richard K.Vedder

Hostile Takeovers: An American Falkland Islands Where the Argentines Always Win by Leigh B. Trevor

Merger-Mania: An Empirical Critique by Walter Adams and James W. Brock

Economic, Legal, and Related Issues

The Economic Implications of the Changing Merger Process by Edward R. Bruning

Corporate Takeovers and Regional Economic Development: An Ohio Perspective by Brian P. Holly

Restructuring the Fortune 500: The View from Ohio by R.D. Norton

Ethical Considerations in Takeovers by Gordon E. Heffern

The Corporate Takeover Regulatory Arena by Lois J. Yoder

Foreign Direct Investment, Federal Tax Policy, and Corporate Control

Foreign Direct Investment in the United States: Implications for Corporate Control by William D. Gunther

Federal Tax Policy and the Market for Corporate Control: Relationships and Consequences by Robert P. Strauss

Conclusion

The Evidence and Public Policy by Walter Adams and James W. Brock

Some Final Policy Reflections by David L. McKee

Selected Bibliography

Index

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