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Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-52203

Buehler, Stefan; Kaiser, Christian; Jaeger, Franz (2005). Merge or Fail? The Determinants of Mergers and Bankruptcies in Switzerland, 1995-2000. Working paper series / Socioeconomic Institute No. 506, University of Zurich.

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Abstract

This paper examines the determinants of mergers and bankruptcies, using firm level data from the Swiss Business Census and the Dun & Bradstreet exit database for Switzerland (1995-2000). Employing duration analysis, we find considerable differences in the determinants of mergers and bankruptcies, in particular with respect to firm size, location and the impact of macroeconomic conditions. Our results support the notion that mergers are often undertaken to seize growth opportunities.

Item Type:Working Paper
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Economics
Working Paper Series > Socioeconomic Institute (former)
DDC:330 Economics
JEL Classification:C41, L10, L20
Language:English
Date:March 2005
Deposited On:29 Nov 2011 23:32
Last Modified:09 Jul 2012 07:03
Series Name:Working paper series / Socioeconomic Institute
Official URL:http://www.econ.uzh.ch/wp.html

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