Corporate history has featured a number of approaches to restructuring, both internal and external to the firm. External restructuring has taken place through a variety of mechanisms, including mergers, acquisitions, consolidations, divestitures, leveraged buyouts, and spinoffs.1 Restructuring has been especially prevalent on worldwide basis since the 1980s. In addition to developments in western industrialized economies, the presence of the phenomenon within the world business system has been augmented by the transition of so many previously planned economies to a new market-based framework.
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- Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)