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Patterns in the Bankruptcy Reorganization of Large, Publicly Held Companies, 1979-1988: [United States] (ICPSR 2555)

Principal Investigator(s): LoPucki, Lynn M.; Whitford, William C.

Summary:

This data collection gathered information on select large, publicly held companies that filed for bankruptcy during 1979-1988. The goal of the study was to identify patterns in the filing, processing, and distributions of bankruptcy reorganization in large, publicly held companies. Data were collected on the companies' income, assets, sales, trading, value of stocks and notes, equity, claims, debt filing, mode of bankruptcy filing, secured and unsecured claims, distribution to unsecured creditors and equity holders, and liquidation. Data are also provided on the name of the debtor company, place, date, and day of bankruptcy filing, and the number of persons employed by the company before and after filing for bankruptcy. Additional information is provided on changes at the chief executive officer (CEO) level before, during, and after bankruptcy, and on the CEO's exit salary.

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DS0:  Study-Level Files
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DS1:  Air Florida Data - Download All Files (3.265 MB)
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DS2:  Amarex Company Data - Download All Files (3.278 MB)
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DS3:  American International Data - Download All Files (3.267 MB)
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DS4:  Anglo Energy Data - Download All Files (3.283 MB)
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DS5:  Baldwin United Data - Download All Files (3.287 MB)
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DS6:  Braniff Airways Data - Download All Files (3.27 MB)
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DS7:  Charter Company Data - Download All Files (3.274 MB)
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DS8:  Combustion Equipment Company Data - Download All Files (3.266 MB)
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DS9:  Continental Airlines Data - Download All Files (3.255 MB)
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DS10:  Cook United Data - Download All Files (3.27 MB)
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DS11:  Crystal Oil Company Data - Download All Files (3.258 MB)
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DS12:  Dreco Incorporated Data - Download All Files (3.268 MB)
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DS13:  Energetics Company Data - Download All Files (3.324 MB)
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DS14:  EPIC Company Data - Download All Files (3.305 MB)
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DS15:  Evans Products Company Data - Download All Files (3.273 MB)
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DS16:  Funding Systems Corporation Data - Download All Files (3.291 MB)
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DS17:  HRT Company Data - Download All Files (3.285 MB)
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DS18:  Itel Corporation Data - Download All Files (3.279 MB)
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DS19:  King's Department Stores Data - Download All Files (3.276 MB)
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DS20:  Lionel Company Data - Download All Files (3.282 MB)
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DS21:  Manville Corporation Data - Download All Files (3.308 MB)
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DS22:  Marion Corporation Data - Download All Files (3.276 MB)
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DS23:  Mclouth Steel Corporation Data - Download All Files (3.285 MB)
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DS24:  MGF Oil Company Data - Download All Files (3.273 MB)
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DS25:  Narrative Data - Download All Files (5.926 MB)
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DS26:  NSF20 Data - Download All Files (3.263 MB)
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DS27:  NSF40 Data - Download All Files (3.263 MB)
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DS28:  NSF60 Data - Download All Files (3.263 MB)
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DS29:  NSF80 Data - Download All Files (3.265 MB)
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DS30:  NSF95 Data - Download All Files (3.258 MB)
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DS31:  NSFVENUE Data - Download All Files (3.258 MB)
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DS32:  Nucorp Company Data - Download All Files (3.301 MB)
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DS33:  Oxoco Company Data - Download All Files (3.27 MB)
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DS34:  Penn-Dixie Industries Data - Download All Files (3.278 MB)
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DS35:  Phoenix Steel Company Data - Download All Files (3.268 MB)
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DS36:  Pizza Time Theatre Company Data - Download All Files (3.282 MB)
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DS37:  Protocol Data - Download All Files (3.376 MB)
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DS38:  Revere Company Data - Download All Files (3.278 MB)
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DS39:  Salant Corporation Data - Download All Files (3.274 MB)
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DS40:  Sambo Corporation Data - Download All Files (3.275 MB)
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DS41:  Saxon Industries Data - Download All Files (3.28 MB)
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DS42:  Seatrain Lines Company Data - Download All Files (3.301 MB)
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DS43:  Smith International Company Data - Download All Files (3.278 MB)
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DS44:  Sorted Data - Download All Files (6.004 MB)
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DS45:  Storage Technology Company Data - Download All Files (3.289 MB)
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DS46:  Tacoma Company Data - Download All Files (3.275 MB)
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DS47:  Technical Equities Firm Data - Download All Files (3.284 MB)
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DS48:  Towle Manufacturing Company Data - Download All Files (3.283 MB)
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DS49:  Towner Petroleum Company Data - Download All Files (3.282 MB)
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DS50:  White Motor Company Data - Download All Files (3.289 MB)
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DS51:  Wickes Corporation Data - Download All Files (3.281 MB)
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DS52:  Wilson Foods Company Data - Download All Files (3.267 MB)
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Study Description

Citation

LoPucki, Lynn M., and William C. Whitford. PATTERNS IN THE BANKRUPTCY REORGANIZATION OF LARGE, PUBLICLY HELD COMPANIES, 1979-1988: [UNITED STATES]. ICPSR version. St. Louis, MO: Lynn M. LoPucki, Washington University School of Law/Madison, WI: William C. Whitford, University of Wisconsin Law School [producers], 1998. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1998. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02555.v1

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Funding

This study was funded by:

  • National Science Foundation (SES-8618353)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   bankruptcy, bankruptcy re-organization, business conditions, businesses, corporate debt, financial assets, income

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1979-10--1988-03

Date of Collection:  

  • 1986--1990

Universe:   Bankruptcy reorganization cases filed by or against debtors in bankruptcy courts of the United States on or before October 1, 1979, with plan confirmed on or before March 15, 1988, and with debtor listed assets of $100 million or more and at least one class of the debtor's investment securities publicly held.

Data Types:   survey data, aggregate data, and machine-readable text

Data Collection Notes:

(1) Parts 26-31 are numeric data files that contain the variables NSF20, NSF40, NSF60, NSF80, NSF95, and NSFVENUE for all companies. The remaining 46 files in the collection are in ASCII text format, and they provide individual narrative descriptions of the bankruptcy filings for each separate company. The text files consist of one wrapped line. (2) The codebook, record layout, and data map are provided as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided through the ICPSR Website on the Internet.

Methodology

Data Source:

(1) personal interviews, (2) Securities Exchange Commission and NASDAQ, and (3) courts, parties, and newspaper sources

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Version History:

  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 53 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

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