Downfall of Large German Listed Companies

A Two-Dimensional Analysis of Failure Factors

  • Sebastian Frericks

Part of the BestMasters book series (BEST)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 65-105

About this book


Sebastian Frericks examines, based on a qualitative content analysis, the factors that lead large German listed companies to downfall. He finds factors and motives uncared for as well as new interrelations between variables that can be used to develop a future-looking risk sensitivity based on a going-concern-principle. Therefore, he first works out latent factors that are primarily responsible for not preventing a firm from losing its independency. In a second step the motives of sellers in a company sale process are examined. Within the following comprehensive cross-study, the author presents relations between motives, factors, field of business and type of downfall. The results provide new insights for any organization to address the probabilities of failure and downfall and to think beyond about securing the company's existence.

• Mortality of Blue Chips
• Process of Corporate Crises
• Theories of Organizational Decline
• Factors for Downfalls
• Motives for a Company Sale

Target Groups
  • Lecturers and students in the field of business administration with a focus on general management, corporate downfalls and management of failure
  • Managers, leading executives and entrepreneurs

The Author
Sebastian Frericks, M. Sc., completed his bachelor’s degree in business administration at Cooperative State University Mannheim. Afterwards, he completed his master’s degree in business administration at University of Leipzig with a focus on banking and insurance.


Qualitative Content Analysis Company Sale M&A Mergers & Acquisitions Management Failure Organizational Decline Corporate Crisis Blue Chips Downfall of Companies Bankruptcy

Authors and affiliations

  • Sebastian Frericks
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  1. 1.Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät der Universität LeipzigLeipzigGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer Gabler, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-658-24998-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-658-24999-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2625-3577
  • Series Online ISSN 2625-3615
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