Matthew Serfling

University of Tennessee

Haslam College of Business

Knoxville, TN 37996

United States

European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)

c/o the Royal Academies of Belgium

Rue Ducale 1 Hertogsstraat

1000 Brussels

Belgium

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

19

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Scholarly Papers (19)

1.

Protection of Trade Secrets and Capital Structure Decisions

Number of pages: 88 Posted: 21 May 2014 Last Revised: 17 May 2018
University of Arizona - Department of Finance, University of British Columbia (UBC) - Sauder School of Business, University of Tennessee and Rutgers School of Business - Camden
Downloads 2,320 (12,252)
Citation 96

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capital structure, trade secrets, intellectual property, product market competition

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Customer Concentration Risk and the Cost of Equity Capital

Journal of Accounting & Economics (JAE), Forthcoming
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 07 Feb 2014 Last Revised: 27 Mar 2015
Dan S. Dhaliwal, J. Scott Judd, Matthew Serfling and Sarah Shaikh
University of Arizona - Department of Accounting (deceased), University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Tennessee and University of Washington - Department of Accounting
Downloads 2,022 (15,185)
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Cost of equity, Customer concentration, Business risk, Customer, Supplier, Cost of debt

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Firing Costs and Capital Structure Decisions

Journal of Finance, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 16 Feb 2014 Last Revised: 05 Mar 2016
Matthew Serfling
University of Tennessee
Downloads 1,549 (23,073)
Citation 66

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Capital structure, Firing costs, Employment protection, Financial distress costs

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Employment Protection, Investment, and Firm Growth

Review of Financial Studies, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 81 Posted: 19 Dec 2015 Last Revised: 17 Sep 2019
Northeastern University - D’Amore-McKim School of Business, Washington State University and University of Tennessee
Downloads 1,439 (25,726)
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Employment protection, Investment, Capital expenditures, Sales growth, Labor laws, Investment irreversibility

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CEO Age and the Riskiness of Corporate Policies

Journal of Corporate Finance, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 09 Oct 2012 Last Revised: 04 Feb 2014
Matthew Serfling
University of Tennessee
Downloads 1,341 (28,508)
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Chief Executive Officer, CEO Age, Risk, Behavior, Corporate Investment

Geographic Peer Effects in Management Earnings Forecasts

Contemporary Accounting Research, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 25 Aug 2017 Last Revised: 25 Feb 2022
Dawn A. Matsumoto, Matthew Serfling and Sarah Shaikh
University of Washington - Department of Accounting, University of Tennessee and University of Washington - Department of Accounting
Downloads 968 (44,900)
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Disclosure, Earnings forecasts, Peer effects, Geography, Local investors

Geographic Peer Effects in Management Earnings Forecasts

Contemporary Accounting Research, Forthcoming
Posted: 10 Mar 2022
Dawn A. Matsumoto, Matthew Serfling and Sarah Shaikh
University of Washington - Department of Accounting, University of Tennessee and University of Washington - Department of Accounting

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disclosure, earnings forecasts, peer effects, geography, local investors

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Thirty Years of Change: The Evolution of Classified Boards

European Corporate Governance Institute – Finance Working Paper No. 929/2023
Number of pages: 79 Posted: 26 Apr 2022 Last Revised: 31 May 2024
Scott Guernsey, Feng Guo, Tingting Liu and Matthew Serfling
University of Tennessee, Iowa State University - Department of Accounting and Finance, Iowa State University and University of Tennessee
Downloads 841 (55,354)

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Takeover defenses, Classified (staggered) boards, Life cycle, Machine learning, IPO cohorts, Corporte governance

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Blood in the Water: The Value of Antitakeover Provisions During Market Shocks

Journal of Financial Economics (JFE), Forthcoming
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 28 Oct 2020 Last Revised: 10 Jan 2022
Scott Guernsey, Simone M. Sepe and Matthew Serfling
University of Tennessee, University of Arizona - James E. Rogers College of Law and University of Tennessee
Downloads 768 (62,549)

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Antitakeover provisions, Market shocks, Firm value, Takeover premiums, Relationship-specific investments

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CEO Turnovers and Disruptions in Customer-Supplier Relationships

Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 21 Nov 2012 Last Revised: 16 Jan 2018
Vincent Intintoli, Matthew Serfling and Sarah Shaikh
Clemson University, Department of Finance, University of Tennessee and University of Washington - Department of Accounting
Downloads 766 (62,774)
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Suppliers, Customers, CEO Turnover, Relationship-Specific Investments

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Financial Disclosure Transparency and Employee Wages

The Financial Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 23 Jan 2018 Last Revised: 07 Jun 2022
John (Jianqiu) Bai, Matthew Serfling and Sarah Shaikh
Northeastern University - D’Amore-McKim School of Business, University of Tennessee and University of Washington - Department of Accounting
Downloads 633 (80,112)

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Transparency, Disclosures, Employee Wages, Management Forecasts, Readability

11.

Management Practices and Mergers and Acquisitions

Management Science, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 06 Jul 2018 Last Revised: 27 Nov 2020
John (Jianqiu) Bai, Wang Jin and Matthew Serfling
Northeastern University - D’Amore-McKim School of Business, Stanford Digital Economy Lab and University of Tennessee
Downloads 610 (83,890)

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Mergers and Acquisitions, Management Practices, Synergies, Value Creation

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The Effect of Labor Mobility on Corporate Investment and Performance over the Business Cycle

Number of pages: 67 Posted: 16 Nov 2020 Last Revised: 23 May 2024
Northeastern University - D’Amore-McKim School of Business, Haslam College of Business, University of Tennessee and University of Tennessee
Downloads 573 (90,819)

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Investment, Growth, Performance, Noncompete, Business cycles

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Unveiling the Role of Director-Specific Quality in Creating Firm Value

European Corporate Governance Institute – Finance Working Paper No. 870/2023
Number of pages: 75 Posted: 23 Sep 2022 Last Revised: 23 Sep 2023
Dipesh Bhattarai, Matthew Serfling and Tracie Woidtke
University of Tennessee, Knoxville - Department of Finance, University of Tennessee and University of Tennessee, Haslam College of Business
Downloads 457 (119,662)
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Board of Directors, Director Quality, Firm Value, Director Characteristics

Economic Downturns and the Informativeness of Management Earnings Forecasts

Journal of Accounting Research, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 14 Jul 2019 Last Revised: 19 Apr 2021
David A. Maslar, Matthew Serfling and Sarah Shaikh
University of Tennessee, Knoxville - Department of Finance, University of Tennessee and University of Washington - Department of Accounting
Downloads 450 (120,573)
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Management forecasts, Analysts, Reactions, Downturns, Uncertainty

Economic Downturns and the Informativeness of Management Earnings Forecasts

Journal of Accounting Research, Volume 59, Issue 4
Posted: 20 Sep 2021
David A. Maslar, Matthew Serfling and Sarah Shaikh
University of Tennessee, Knoxville - Department of Finance, University of Tennessee and University of Washington - Department of Accounting

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management forecasts; analysts; reactions; downturns; uncertainty

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Asset Redeployability and the Choice between Bank Debt and Public Debt

Journal of Corporate Finance, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 24 Jan 2018 Last Revised: 18 Jun 2020
Haosi Chen, David A. Maslar and Matthew Serfling
Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU), University of Tennessee, Knoxville - Department of Finance and University of Tennessee
Downloads 355 (159,527)
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Asset Redeployability, Debt Structure, Bank Debt, Public Debt, Debt Issuance

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Property Crime, Earnings Variability, and the Cost of Capital

Journal of Corporate Finance, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 88 Posted: 22 Dec 2013 Last Revised: 25 Apr 2019
Colorado State University, Fort Collins - Department of Accounting, University of Arizona - Department of Accounting (deceased), Washington State University and University of Tennessee
Downloads 318 (179,416)
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Earnings variability, Cost of equity, Cost of debt, Property crime, Theft

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REGIONAL CLUSTERS AND PRODUCT MARKET OUTCOMES DURING TURBULENT TIMES

Number of pages: 72 Posted: 04 Aug 2022 Last Revised: 12 Jun 2024
Sandy Klasa, Hernan Ortiz-Molina and Matthew Serfling
University of Arizona - Department of Finance, University of British Columbia (UBC) - Sauder School of Business and University of Tennessee
Downloads 169 (328,984)

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regional clusters, competitive advantages, agility and resiliency, firm performance, turbulent times, Great Recession

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Marijuana Legalization and Firms' Cost of Equity

Number of pages: 55 Posted: 02 Apr 2024
Scott Guernsey, Matthew Serfling and Cheng Yan
University of Tennessee, University of Tennessee and University of Essex
Downloads 136 (393,065)

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Marijuana Legalization, Cost of Equity, Labor Search Frictions, Adjustment Cost Shocks, Labor Skill

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Internet Appendix of 'Blood in the Water: The Value of Antitakeover Provisions During Market Shocks'

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 22 Dec 2021
Scott Guernsey, Simone M. Sepe and Matthew Serfling
University of Tennessee, University of Arizona - James E. Rogers College of Law and University of Tennessee
Downloads 50 (720,092)
Citation 1

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Antitakeover provisions, Market shocks, Firm value, Takeover premiums, Relationship-specific investments