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Post-merger layoffs moderated, corporate takeovers cut when labour protections strengthened
Post-merger layoffs moderated, corporate takeovers cut when labour protections strengthened, Rotman research finds. The effect is so significant that researchers have concluded that the potential for labour restructuring is one of the key reason behind takeover bids. The paper, forthcoming in Journal of Financial Economics, marks the first systematic empirical evidence documenting the link between labour restructuring and takeovers around the world.
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