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Lady Macbeth Strategy

What is 'Lady Macbeth Strategy'

A corporate-takeover strategy with which a third party poses as a white knight to gain trust, but then turns around and joins with unfriendly bidders.

Explaining 'Lady Macbeth Strategy'

Lady Macbeth, one of Shakespeare's most frightful and ambitious characters, devises a cunning plan for her husband, the Scottish general, to kill Duncan, the King of Scotland. The success of Lady Macbeth's scheme lies in her deceptive ability to appear noble and virtuous, and thereby secure Duncan's trust in the Macbeths' false loyalty.


Further Reading


Essays in Entrepreneurship and Financial Economics
dash.harvard.edu [PDF]
… We hear a women's cry later learning that Lady Macbeth is dead. Macbeth coldly shrugs the news that his once "dearest chuck," is dead with complete apathy … 16. 1983. Crowther, Bosley. "Orson Welles' Interpretation of Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' at the Trans-Lux 60th St …

Tourism as a tool for poverty alleviation: A critical analysis of 'pro-poor tourism'and implications for sustainabilityTourism as a tool for poverty alleviation: A critical analysis of 'pro-poor tourism'and implications for sustainability
www.tandfonline.com [PDF]
… We hear a women's cry later learning that Lady Macbeth is dead. Macbeth coldly shrugs the news that his once "dearest chuck," is dead with complete apathy … 16. 1983. Crowther, Bosley. "Orson Welles' Interpretation of Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' at the Trans-Lux 60th St …

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www.oxfordhandbooks.com [PDF]
… We hear a women's cry later learning that Lady Macbeth is dead. Macbeth coldly shrugs the news that his once "dearest chuck," is dead with complete apathy … 16. 1983. Crowther, Bosley. "Orson Welles' Interpretation of Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' at the Trans-Lux 60th St …

Accounting Theory Lenses to Analyze Literature: An Exploration through Shakespeare's MacbethAccounting Theory Lenses to Analyze Literature: An Exploration through Shakespeare's Macbeth
www.journals.aiac.org.au [PDF]
… We hear a women's cry later learning that Lady Macbeth is dead. Macbeth coldly shrugs the news that his once "dearest chuck," is dead with complete apathy … 16. 1983. Crowther, Bosley. "Orson Welles' Interpretation of Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' at the Trans-Lux 60th St …

Research in finance: a review of influential publications and a research agendaResearch in finance: a review of influential publications and a research agenda
www.sciencedirect.com [PDF]
… We hear a women's cry later learning that Lady Macbeth is dead. Macbeth coldly shrugs the news that his once "dearest chuck," is dead with complete apathy … 16. 1983. Crowther, Bosley. "Orson Welles' Interpretation of Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' at the Trans-Lux 60th St …



Q&A About Lady Macbeth Strategy


What are some of the costs associated with deception?

Deception often leads to distrust, guilt and regret.

Who was the character that devised the cunning plan for her husband to kill Duncan?

Lady Macbeth.

What is the Lady Macbeth Strategy?

The Lady Macbeth strategy is a corporate takeover strategy in which a third party poses as a white knight to gain trust, but then turns around and joins with unfriendly bidders.

How did Lady Macbeth secure Duncan's trust?

She appeared noble and virtuous.

What does this story teach us about deception?

Deception can be used to achieve goals, but it comes at great cost.