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date: 19 August 2018

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This chapter discusses the interaction between formal and informal corporate governance mechanisms that are related to firms in distress, specifically within the United States. It presents an outline of the framework that helps determine how and when control rights are used. It then provides detailed empirical evidence, which reveals important insights into the development of governance involving distressed firms.

Keywords: corporate governance mechanisms, financial distress, control rights, distressed firms, development of governance

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