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Case Title:

Chapter 11: Bankruptcy as a Strategic Tool?

Publication Year : 2005

Authors: Mercy Mathew & Souvik Dhar

Industry: Business Law, Governance and Ethics

Region:USA

Case Code: GBE0035

Teaching Note: Not Available

Structured Assignment: Not Available

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Abstract:
Chapter 11 is one of the unique bankruptcy codes in the world as it is not punitive. For many businesses, Chapter 11 is no death sentence, but a chance to reorganise and recover from losses. Much of the ailing US steel industry restructured its operations with the help of Chapter 11 in 2001, and later the airline industry followed the trend, where four out of the seven major US airlines had resorted to Chapter 11. In 2005, the auto-parts industry was adopting this trend.

Pedagogical Objectives:

  • To discuss the importance of Bankruptcy as a strategic tool to save a firm facing troubles of Banking.

Keywords : Bankruptcy, Chapter 11, Government and Business Environment Case Study,Steel industry, Airline industry, Auto-parts industry, Insolvency, Restructuring, Legacy costs, Bethlehem Steel, United Airlines, Delphi Corp, Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act

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