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The Impact of Mergers and Acquisitions on Company Employment in the United Kingdom

Conyon, Martin and Girma, S and Thompson, S and Wright, P (2002) The Impact of Mergers and Acquisitions on Company Employment in the United Kingdom. European Economic Review, 46 (1). pp. 31-49. ISSN 0014-2921

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Abstract

This paper provides a systematic empirical analysis of the effects of take-over and merger activity on firm employment in the UnitedKingdom using a specially constructed database for the period 1967–1996. Our results indicate that significant rationalisations in the use of labour occur as firms reduce joint output and increase efficiency post-merger. These effects are particularly pronounced in the case of related and especially hostile mergers.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: European Economic Review
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mergers ; Acquisitions ; Panel data ; Labour demand
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Departments: Lancaster University Management School > Accounting & Finance
ID Code: 53983
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 26 Jun 2012 10:11
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 20:20
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/53983

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