The Corporation

Author: Dennis C. Mueller
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780203417645
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book reviews the theory of the firm and the large modern corporation. Examining the process of entrepreneurial capitalism in which firms come into existence, then managerial capitalism and the changing motives of management in corporations - The Corporation is a thorough and thoughtful account. Of interest to students and academics in the area, this book will also prove to be an intriguing read for professionals.

The Corporation

Author: Dennis Mueller
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134487657
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book reviews the theory of the firm and the large modern corporation. Examining the process of entrepreneurial capitalism in which firms come into existence, then managerial capitalism and the changing motives of management in corporations - The Corporation is a thorough and thoughtful account. Of interest to students and academics in the area, this book will also prove to be an intriguing read for professionals.

Corporate Growth and Diversification

Author: Charles Horace Berry
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400872960
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As an increasing number of large corporations branch out into many fields of industry, public concern over the lateral extension of their power is aroused. Arguing that entry by large firms into concentrated industries may instead stimulate competition, Charles H. Berry analyzes the effect that such diversification has on corporate growth and on the structure and functioning of industrial markets. To identify a relationship between the growth of large corporations and the pattern of their diversifying activities, Professor Berry examines 460 of the largest U.S. industrial corporations. In tracing the effects of their entry into some 200 manufacturing industries, he develops new and striking evidence of the protected position of leading firms in concentrated industries, a position that can be effectively undermined by the diversification of more powerful corporations into these industries. Originally published in 1975. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Maximizing Corporate Value through Mergers and Acquisitions

Author: Patrick A. Gaughan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118237331
Format: PDF
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Solid guidance for selecting the correct strategic basis for mergers and acquisitions Examining how M&A fits in corporate growth strategies, Maximizing Corporate Value through Mergers and Acquisitions covers the various strategic reasons for companies entering mergers and acquisitions (M&A), with a look at those that are based on sound strategy, and those that are not. Helps companies decide whether M&As should be used for growth and increased corporate value Explores why M&A deals often fail to deliver what their proponents have represented they would Explains which types of M&A work best and which to avoid With insider guidance on what boards of directors should be aware of when evaluating proposed deals, Maximizing Corporate Value through Mergers and Acquisitions provides a sound foundation for understanding the risks involved in any mergers and acquisitions deal, before it's too late.

Diversification Refocusing and Economic Performance

Author: Constantinos C. Markides
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262133111
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During the 1980s a dramatic change in the evolution of the modern corporation took place. The phenomenon, which has been labelled "refocusing," "de-diversifying," "de-conglomerating," or simply "getting back to basics," has changed the terrain of American business. Diversification, Refocusing, and Economic Performance empirically examines the causes and consequences of this phenomenon from a corporate strategy perspective, uncovering the full scope and effects of corporate refocusing, its strategic logic, and the resultant managerial implications. Two key findings are that every firm has its own limit for diversification, beyond which profits will decline, and that there are certain similarities among those companies who choose to refocus.Starting right after the Second World War, many companies diversified widely, primarily in areas unrelated to their core businesses. In the 1980s, however, as corporate acquisitions and hostile takeovers ran rampant, this trend toward diversification and conglomeration began to reverse. Today, there is ample evidence that corporate managers are responding in significant numbers to takeover threats by shedding unlucrative divisions and subsidiaries and concentrating on boosting the core product lines that have been their company's bread-and-butter.Drawing on a data set of 250 of the top Fortune 500 companies, Constantinos Markides measures the extent of the refocusing phenomenon, proposes reasons for its current popularity, delineates the characteristics of firms that are refocusing, and discusses the effects of refocusing on company market value, profitability, and organizational structure.

Purposive Diversification and Economic Performance

Author: John T. Scott
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521022583
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Exploring hypotheses about purposive diversification and ensuing economic performance, this study yields new perspectives on the debate about cooperation versus competition among firms.

The Corporate Merger

Author: William W. Alberts
Publisher: Beard Books
ISBN: 1587982072
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This is a reprint of a previously published work. It provided guidance in dealing with corporate mergers at a time when there was very little written on the subject.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Author: P. L. Beena
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317590902
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book provides a holistic account of developments and patterns of mergers and acquisitions that have taken place in the Indian corporate sector, especially in the post-liberalisation era. It combines astute analyses with up-to-date data to present an all-inclusive picture of globalisation and its impact on business in contemporary India. This will serve as an important resource to researchers, scholars and students of economics, management, business administration, business studies, commerce and corporate law, as well as policy-makers, legal practitioners, industrial houses, and industrial bodies.