Originally published in 1990, this book is the first to provide an in-depth examination of post-war North American merger activity from the perspectives of both geography and industrial class. It applies core periphery and resource dependency theories to analyse an unprecedented quantity of merger data on both inter-city and international levels. The book concludes with a detailed assessment of the structure and efficacy of US penetration of the Canadian economic system.
1. Mergers and geography 2. The process of mergers and aquisitions 3. Resource dependency and spatial structure 4. Data and procedures 5. U.S. mergers: state patterns 6. U.S. mergers: SMSA patterns 7. U.S foreign mergers 8. Canadian aquisitions 9. Industrial class patterns 10. Concluding remarks