Cross-border mergers in a mixed oligopoly

Heywood, John and Mcginty, Matthew (2011) Cross-border mergers in a mixed oligopoly. Economic Modelling, 28 (1-2). pp. 382-389. ISSN 0264-9993

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This paper identifies the unique strategic issues of cross-border mergers in a mixed oligopoly showing that the presence of a welfare maximizing public firm increases the incentive for such mergers. The well-known merger paradox that two-firm mergers are rarely profitable is substantially relaxed in the cases of both linear and convex production costs. The ability to identify profitable two-firm mergers in this context takes on added importance as the recent cross-border merger wave often involved industries with public firms.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Economic Modelling
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2000/2002
Departments: Lancaster University Management School > Economics
ID Code: 64909
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 05 Jun 2013 09:30
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 01 Jan 2020 08:30

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