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Capital Structure as a Control Mechanism in Corporations

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  • Oliver D. Hart

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This paper gives a brief discussion of some recent work on the theory of the firm. Particular emphasis is placed on the rol e that a firm's capital structure can play in keeping management in c heck (via the market for corporate control). Some directions for futu re research are suggested.

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  • Oliver D. Hart, 1988. "Capital Structure as a Control Mechanism in Corporations," Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Economics Association, vol. 21(3), pages 467-476, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:cje:issued:v:21:y:1988:i:3:p:467-76
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    8. Zou, L., 1989. "Ownership structure and efficiency : An incentive mechanism approach," Discussion Paper 1989-55, Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research.

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