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

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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
Documentation:
DS1:  Air Florida Data - Download All Files (3,265 KB)
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DS2:  Amarex Company Data - Download All Files (3,278 KB)
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DS3:  American International Data - Download All Files (3,267 KB)
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DS4:  Anglo Energy Data - Download All Files (3,283 KB)
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DS5:  Baldwin United Data - Download All Files (3,287 KB)
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DS6:  Braniff Airways Data - Download All Files (3,270 KB)
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DS7:  Charter Company Data - Download All Files (3,274 KB)
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DS8:  Combustion Equipment Company Data - Download All Files (3,266 KB)
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DS9:  Continental Airlines Data - Download All Files (3,255 KB)
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DS10:  Cook United Data - Download All Files (3,270 KB)
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DS11:  Crystal Oil Company Data - Download All Files (3,258 KB)
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DS12:  Dreco Incorporated Data - Download All Files (3,268 KB)
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DS13:  Energetics Company Data - Download All Files (3,324 KB)
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DS14:  EPIC Company Data - Download All Files (3,305 KB)
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DS15:  Evans Products Company Data - Download All Files (3,273 KB)
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DS16:  Funding Systems Corporation Data - Download All Files (3,291 KB)
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DS17:  HRT Company Data - Download All Files (3,285 KB)
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DS18:  Itel Corporation Data - Download All Files (3,279 KB)
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DS19:  King's Department Stores Data - Download All Files (3,276 KB)
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DS20:  Lionel Company Data - Download All Files (3,282 KB)
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DS21:  Manville Corporation Data - Download All Files (3,308 KB)
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DS22:  Marion Corporation Data - Download All Files (3,276 KB)
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DS23:  Mclouth Steel Corporation Data - Download All Files (3,285 KB)
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DS24:  MGF Oil Company Data - Download All Files (3,273 KB)
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DS25:  Narrative Data - Download All Files (5,926 KB)
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DS26:  NSF20 Data - Download All Files (3,263 KB)
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DS27:  NSF40 Data - Download All Files (3,263 KB)
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DS28:  NSF60 Data - Download All Files (3,263 KB)
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DS29:  NSF80 Data - Download All Files (3,265 KB)
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DS30:  NSF95 Data - Download All Files (3,258 KB)
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DS31:  NSFVENUE Data - Download All Files (3,258 KB)
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DS32:  Nucorp Company Data - Download All Files (3,301 KB)
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DS33:  Oxoco Company Data - Download All Files (3,270 KB)
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DS34:  Penn-Dixie Industries Data - Download All Files (3,278 KB)
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DS35:  Phoenix Steel Company Data - Download All Files (3,268 KB)
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DS36:  Pizza Time Theatre Company Data - Download All Files (3,282 KB)
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DS37:  Protocol Data - Download All Files (3,376 KB)
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DS38:  Revere Company Data - Download All Files (3,278 KB)
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DS39:  Salant Corporation Data - Download All Files (3,274 KB)
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DS40:  Sambo Corporation Data - Download All Files (3,275 KB)
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DS41:  Saxon Industries Data - Download All Files (3,280 KB)
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DS42:  Seatrain Lines Company Data - Download All Files (3,301 KB)
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DS43:  Smith International Company Data - Download All Files (3,278 KB)
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DS44:  Sorted Data - Download All Files (6,004 KB)
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DS45:  Storage Technology Company Data - Download All Files (3,289 KB)
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DS46:  Tacoma Company Data - Download All Files (3,275 KB)
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DS47:  Technical Equities Firm Data - Download All Files (3,284 KB)
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DS48:  Towle Manufacturing Company Data - Download All Files (3,283 KB)
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DS49:  Towner Petroleum Company Data - Download All Files (3,282 KB)
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DS50:  White Motor Company Data - Download All Files (3,289 KB)
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DS51:  Wickes Corporation Data - Download All Files (3,281 KB)
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DS52:  Wilson Foods Company Data - Download All Files (3,267 KB)
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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. doi: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

Version(s)

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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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