AN ECONOMIC EVALUATION OF MERGERS IN THE RAILROAD INDUSTRY--THE C. & O./B. & O. CONSOLIDATION: A CASE STUDY

In general, this study should provide a more comprehensive and integrated view of the factors bearing on merger aspects in the railroad industry than has heretofore been available. Moreover, the study relates merger criteria to individual cases in order to demonstrate the extent of the consideration given to the pertinent and usable public interest factors. In addition, there is an attempt to indicate the time-lines of a review of three principal merger problems: (1) the determination of a precise concept of what is meant by the public interest in railroad merger proceedings; (2) the need for an appraisal of the criteria utilized by the I.C.C. in the proceedings; and (3) the importance of expediting the adjudication process. The brief review of the merger history traces major motivating factors in both past rail mergers and current proposals and outlines the present trends in this area.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Ohio State University, Columbus

    Department of Civil Engineering
    Hitchcock Hall 470
    Columbus, OH  USA  43210
  • Authors:
    • KNEAFSEY, J T
  • Publication Date: 1971

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 222 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00051903
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Xerox University Micorfilms
  • Report/Paper Numbers: PhD Thesis
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 17 1974 12:00AM