The Role of Executives in Hostile Takeover Attempts
AbstractThis paper proposes a two-stage game theoretic model in which the discretionary power of executives acts as an implicit defense against hostile takeovers. Following managerial enterprise models, this paper analyzes the effects of target’s executives’ discretionary power over R&D and advertising in defeating hostile takeover attempts. It is shown that in vertically differentiated industries, in equilibrium, target’s executive keep low level of R&D and advertising to make their firm an unattractive target for hostile takeovers. The model reveals that the executives are influenced by their self-interest of monetary and non-monetary benefits and this self-interest behavior makes the industry less differentiated. Additionally, the firm’s takeover (hostile or friendly) is endogenously determined by the executives.
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Date of creation: 20 Jan 2010
Date of revision: 15 Apr 2010
Executives Discretion; Hostile Takeovers; Vertical Differentiation; R&D; Advertising;
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- D03 - Microeconomics - - General - - - Behavioral Economics; Underlying Principles
- G34 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Mergers; Acquisitions; Restructuring; Corporate Governance
- L15 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Information and Product Quality
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- NEP-ALL-2010-04-24 (All new papers)
- NEP-BEC-2010-04-24 (Business Economics)
- NEP-CFN-2010-04-24 (Corporate Finance)
- NEP-COM-2010-04-24 (Industrial Competition)
- NEP-CWA-2010-04-24 (Central & Western Asia)
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