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Effect of food industry mergers and acquisitions on employment and wages [electronic resource] /
Michael Ollinger ... [et al.].
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[Washington, D.C.] : United States Dept. of Agriculture, Economic Research Serv., [2005]
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iv, 32 p. ; 28 cm.
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Book
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[Washington, D.C.] : United States Dept. of Agriculture, Economic Research Serv., [2005]
general note
"December 2005."
"Electronic report."
Title from title screen (viewed on July 22, 2008).
abstract
Empirical analysis of mergers and acquisitions in eight important food industries suggests that workers in acquired plants realized modest increases in employment and wages relative to other workers. Results also show that mergers and acquisitions reduced the likelihood of plant closures while high relative labor costs encouraged plant shutdowns. These results differ from commonly held views that mergers and acquisitions lead to fewer jobs, wage cuts, and plant shutdowns.
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9637580
technical details
Mode of access: Internet from the USDA web site. Address as of 7/22/2008: http://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/err13/err13.pdf; current access is available via PURL.
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 30-32).

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