Shareholder Value and the Transformation of the U . S . Economy , 1984 – 20001

  title={Shareholder Value and the Transformation of the U . S . Economy , 1984 – 20001},
  author={Neil Fligstein and Taekjin Shin},
  • Neil Fligstein, Taekjin Shin
  • Published 2007
Using data from 62 U.S. industries for 1984–2000, this article explores the connections between shareholder value strategies, such as mergers and layoffs, and related industry-level changes, such as de-unionization, computer technology, and profitability. In line with shareholder value arguments, mergers occurred in industries with low profits, and industries where mergers were active subsequently saw an increase in layoffs. Industries with a high level of mergers increased investment in… CONTINUE READING

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