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Acquiring Acquirers

Ludovic Phalippou, Fangming Xu and Huainan Zhao.

in Review of Finance

July 2015; p ublished online September 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Mergers and Acquisitions; Corporate Governance. 19195 words.

Target acquisitiveness stands out as one of the primary drivers of all the key aspects of the market for corporate takeovers: acquisition announcement returns, probability of deal success,...

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Acquisition Values and Optimal Financial (In)Flexibility

Ulrich Hege and Christopher Hennessy.

in The Review of Financial Studies

July 2010; p ublished online March 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Corporate Governance; Mergers and Acquisitions. 15148 words.

This article analyzes optimal financial contracts for an incumbent and potential entrant accounting for prospective asset mergers. Exercising a first-mover advantage, the incumbent...

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Active Ownership

Elroy Dimson, Oğuzhan Karakaş and Xi Li.

in The Review of Financial Studies

December 2015; p ublished online August 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Mergers and Acquisitions; Financial Institutions and Services; International Financial Markets. 20795 words.

We analyze an extensive proprietary database of corporate social responsibility engagements with U.S. public companies from 1999–2009. Engagements address environmental, social, and...

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Agency Problems of Corporate Philanthropy

Ronald W. Masulis and Syed Walid Reza.

in The Review of Financial Studies

February 2015; p ublished online November 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Corporate Governance; Mergers and Acquisitions; Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs; Labour and Demographic Economics. 19859 words.

Evaluating agency theory and optimal contracting theory views of corporate philanthropy, we find that as corporate giving increases, shareholders reduce their valuation of firm cash...

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Anticipation, Acquisitions, and Bidder Returns: Industry Shocks and the Transfer of Information across Rivals

Jie Cai, Moon H. Song and Ralph A. Walkling.

in The Review of Financial Studies

July 2011; p ublished online May 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Mergers and Acquisitions; Economics. 19379 words.

We document market anticipation of merger bids and show that less anticipated bids earn significantly higher announcement returns. Subsequent bidders in the industry experience significant...

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Are Mutual Funds Active Voters?

Peter Iliev and Michelle Lowry.

in The Review of Financial Studies

February 2015; p ublished online September 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services; Mergers and Acquisitions; Corporate Regulation. 18130 words.

Mutual funds vary greatly in their reliance on proxy advisory recommendations. Over 25% of funds rely almost entirely on Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) recommendations, while...

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Are U.S. CEOs Paid More? New International Evidence

Nuno Fernandes, Miguel A. Ferreira, Pedro Matos and Kevin J. Murphy.

in The Review of Financial Studies

February 2013; p ublished online December 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Corporate Governance; Mergers and Acquisitions; Corporate Regulation. 19479 words.

This paper challenges the widely accepted stylized fact that chief executive officers (CEOs) in the United States are paid significantly more than their foreign counterparts. Using CEO pay...

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Are U.S. CEOs Paid More Than U.K. CEOs? Inferences from Risk-adjusted Pay

Martin J. Conyon, John E. Core and Wayne R. Guay.

in The Review of Financial Studies

February 2011; p ublished online October 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Corporate Governance; Mergers and Acquisitions; Accounting. 20384 words.

We compute and compare risk-adjusted CEO pay in the United States and United Kingdom, where the risk adjustment is based on estimated risk premiums stemming from the equity incentives borne...

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An Assignment Theory of Foreign Direct Investment

Volker Nocke and Stephen Yeaple.

in The Review of Economic Studies

April 2008; p ublished online April 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Mergers and Acquisitions; International Factor Movements and International Business. 12882 words.

We develop an assignment theory to analyse the volume and composition of foreign direct investment (FDI). Firms conduct FDI by either engaging in greenfield investment or in cross-border...

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Auditor Conservatism, Incentive Compensation, and the Quality of Financial Reporting

Ravi Singh and Ian Larkin.

in The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization

November 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Corporate Governance; Mergers and Acquisitions; Corporate Regulation; Law and Economics; Accounting; Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs. 13040 words.

This paper examines how performance-based compensation for managers influences their reporting behavior and the resulting stance auditors take when deciding whether to certify a manager’s...

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