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Life After Privatization

Raj Chari


This book offers a theoretical conceptualization of what happened to stateowned enterprises after they were privatized from the late 1970s onwards. Some privatized firms have become todays European and global giants, Alphas, merging with or acquiring other firms, whereas other firms, Betas, have been taken over by Alphas or other sectoral leaders. The book raises questions such as which privatized firms in the airline, automobile, and the electricity sectors in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain are Alphas and Betas today? And why? Building on a variety of themes from both Political Scie ... More

Keywords: privatization, Europe, Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A), UK, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, theory of LIFESHAPERS

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199658312
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658312.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Raj Chari, author
Associate Professor, Trinity College Dublin