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Author Ashcroft, Brian.

Title Takeovers, mergers, and the regional economy / Brian Ashcroft and James H. Love.

Published Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [1993]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bund  338.83 ASHO {Bund81 20190820}    AVAILABLE
Physical description xvi, 218 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Scottish industrial policy series ; 5.
Scottish industrial policy series ; 5.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-211) and index.
Contents 1. The Phenomenon of External Ownership and Control -- 2. Takeovers and the Regional Interest -- 3. Scottish Takeovers, 1965 to 1989 -- 4. Evidence on the Effects of External Takeovers -- 5. A Case Study of External Takeover: The Scotch Whisky Industry -- 6. Public Policy and External Takeovers -- 7. Policy Critique -- Appendix: Externally-acquired Scottish Manufacturing Companies, 1965-89.
Summary The controversial bids for Distillers, Rowntree and Scottish & Newcastle in the 1980s sparked off public debate over the policy surrounding takeovers and mergers, and this challenging new study examines the profound implications such acquisitions may have on a regional economy. It shows that there are often systematic forces at work in the external takeover of (and by) regional companies and that the process itself has quantifiable effects on both the companies concerned and on regional growth and development as a whole. Using the Scotch whisky industry as a study, the book concludes that the policy issues involved are much wider than competition policy has thus far allowed for. It is a must for graduates and professionals alike.
Other author Love, James, 1948-
Subject Consolidation and merger of corporations -- Scotland.
Industrial policy -- Scotland.
ISBN 0748604006