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The effects of takeover threats on shareholders and firm value

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  • Haan, Marco A.
  • Riyanto, Yohanes

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We study the role of takeover threats as a corporate control mechanism using Aghion and Tirole's (1997) model of formal and real authority. Shareholders do not monitor the manager's actions, since ownership is widely dispersed. A corporate raider may monitor, and steps in if a prot opportunity exists. In our model, a takeover threat decreases the manager's effort and harms shareholders. The effect of a takeover threat on the expected value of the rm is ambiguous. It is in the interest of the corporate raider if severance payments the manager receives upon being red are high. Shareholders, however, prefer them to be low.
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  • Haan, Marco A. & Riyanto, Yohanes, 2006. "The effects of takeover threats on shareholders and firm value," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, vol. 59(1), pages 45-68, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jeborg:v:59:y:2006:i:1:p:45-68
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