This book, originally published in 1985, examines the practical effects of management buy-outs in terms of improvements in financial and managerial performance and sets them in their general theoretical context. It opens by considering buy-outs from the standpoint of economic analysis, entrepreneurship and the wider economic implications for industrial restructuring. It goes on to look at the effects of buy-outs in practice in a range of case studies developed by the authors. These consider the financial, economic and managerial impacts. Finally, it discusses the implications of management buy-outs for government policy and presents some general conclusions. This title will be of interest to students of business studies and management.