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Mergers And Acquisitions And Productivity In The U.S. Meat Products Industries: Evidence From Microdata

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  • Ollinger, Michael
  • Nguyen, Sang V.

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This paper investigates the motives for mergers and acquisitions in the U.S. meat products industry from 1977-92. Results show that acquired meat and poultry plants were highly productive before mergers, and that meat plants significantly improved productivity growth in the post-merger periods, but poultry plants did not.

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Paper provided by American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association) in its series 2001 Annual meeting, August 5-8, Chicago, IL with number 20580.

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Handle: RePEc:ags:aaea01:20580

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Keywords: Agribusiness; Industrial Organization;

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  1. Sang V. Nguyen & Michael Ollinger, 2009. "Mergers and acquisitions, employment, wages, and plant closures in the U.S. meat product industries," Agribusiness, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 25(1), pages 70-89.

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