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Mergers and Acquisitions and Productivity in the U.S. Meat Products Industries: Evidence from the Micro Data

  • Sang V Nguyen
  • Michael Ollinger

This paper investigates the motives for mergers and acquisitions in the U.S. meat products industry from1977-92. 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 Center for Economic Studies, U.S. Census Bureau in its series Working Papers with number 02-07.

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