This research review provides an essential overview of one of the most important developments in economics, finance and law of the past generation: the growing realization of how the market for corporate control functions and why its operation is of crucial importance. Presenting seventeen seminal contributions, the review illustrates the importance of corporate control changes – mergers, acquisitions and other takeovers – in helping to align the interests of corporate shareholders and their managers. The mechanics of various takeover techniques (poison pills, greenmail and other gambits) are also explored alongside empirical research concerning the functioning of the market for corporate control.
About this Research Review
About Elgar Research Reviews
Elgar Research Reviews consist of two principal components: a scholarly Review Article and a list of Recommended Readings.
The Review Article prepared by a leading scholar introduces the relevant field of academic study by making reference to the seminal and most transformative articles within that field. This piece sets in context the readings that follow, illustrating how they have shaped the scholarship and why they are important to the development of the field. The Recommended Readings have full references to facilitate further research.
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A print edition of this resource, which also includes the full text of the Recommended Readings in their original layout is available as a single print work, Mergers and the Market for Corporate Control, edited by Fred S. McChesney (ISBN 978 1 84980 136 2). Use the Find This Book In Your Library button at the top of this page to see if it is available in your library. (The button only appears if your library has provided their link resolver details.)