Effect of Food Industry Mergers and Acquisitions on Employment and Wages

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.


Issue Date:
2005
Publication Type:
Report
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/7250
Total Pages:
38
Series Statement:
Economic Research Report
Number 13




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