Nihat Aktas

WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management

Professor of Finance

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Scholarly Papers (46)

1.

CEO Narcissism and the Takeover Process: From Private Initiation to Deal Completion

AFA 2012 Chicago Meetings Paper
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 14 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 24 May 2012
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, NHH, SKEMA Business School and California Institute of Technology
Downloads 2,494 (10,885)
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mergers and acquisitions, takeover process, CEO, narcissism, hubris, overconfidence

Event Study Under Noisy Estimation Period

Number of pages: 54 Posted: 11 Apr 2003
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, NHH and Univ. Lille, ULR 4112 - LUMEN
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Event Study Under Noisy Estimation Period

Number of pages: 54 Posted: 04 Feb 2005
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, NHH and Univ. Lille, ULR 4112 - LUMEN
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The Emerging Role of the European Commission in Merger and Acquisition Monitoring: The Boeing / Mcdonnell Douglas Case #61623

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 07 Aug 2000
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, NHH, Université de Lille and University of Lille I
Downloads 1,134 (36,329)
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mergers and acquisitions, regulation costs, concentration control, event studies

Corporate Serial Acquisitions: An Empirical Test of the Learning Hypothesis

Number of pages: 50 Posted: 22 Feb 2006 Last Revised: 21 Feb 2008
Nihat Aktas, Eric de Bodt and Richard Roll
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, NHH and California Institute of Technology
Downloads 703 (69,065)
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Learning, Hubris, CAR, M&A program, merger, acquisition

Serial Acquirer Bidding: An Empirical Test of the Learning Hypothesis

Paris December 2009 Finance International Meeting AFFI - EUROFIDAI, Journal of Corporate Finance, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 07 Oct 2009 Last Revised: 23 Oct 2010
Nihat Aktas, Eric de Bodt and Richard Roll
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, NHH and California Institute of Technology
Downloads 411 (134,047)
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Acquisitions program, Learning, Hubris, Bid premium

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The Role of Internal M&A Teams in Takeovers

Review of Finance, forthcoming
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 14 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 10 Nov 2023
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, Texas Christian University - M.J. Neeley School of Business, WHU-Otto Beisheim School of ManagementWHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University and WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management
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Mergers and acquisitions, Internal M&A teams, Financial advisors, Takeover process, Acquirer returns

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Is Working Capital Management Value-Enhancing? Evidence from Firm Performance and Investments

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 08 Oct 2013 Last Revised: 09 Dec 2014
Nihat Aktas, Ettore Croci and Dimitris Petmezas
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Milan and Durham University Business School
Downloads 1,000 (43,583)
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Working Capital Management, Performance, Investment, Risk

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Legal Insider Trading and Market Efficiency

Journal of Banking and Finance, Vol. 32, 2008
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 17 Feb 2007 Last Revised: 21 May 2015
Nihat Aktas, Eric de Bodt and Hervé Van Oppens
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, NHH and Catholic University of Louvain (UCL) - Department of Business Administration (IAG) - Finance Unit
Downloads 920 (48,886)
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Legal insider trading; Market efficiency; Order imbalance; Price discovery

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CEO Overconfidence and the Value of Corporate Cash Holdings

Journal of Corporate Finance, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 19 Nov 2015 Last Revised: 13 Dec 2018
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, Cyprus University of Technology and Durham University Business School
Downloads 900 (50,380)
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CEO overconfidence, value of cash, growth opportunities, financial constraints, underinvestment

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Learning, Hubris and Corporate Serial Acquisitions

EFA 2007 Ljubljana Meetings Paper
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 17 May 2005
Nihat Aktas, Eric de Bodt and Richard Roll
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, NHH and California Institute of Technology
Downloads 898 (50,535)
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hubris, learning, mergers and acquisitions, CEO, CAR

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Is European M&A Regulation Protectionist?

EFA 2004 Maastricht Meetings Paper No. 2318
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 22 Jul 2004
Nihat Aktas, Eric de Bodt and Richard Roll
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, NHH and California Institute of Technology
Downloads 852 (54,349)
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merger and acquisition regulation protectionism

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The Interplay of IPO and M&A Markets: The Many Ways One Affects the Other

Forthcoming in Oxford Handbook of IPOs edited by Douglas Cumming and Sofia Johan
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 07 Jan 2017
Nihat Aktas, Christian Andres and Ali Ozdakak
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management and WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management
Downloads 797 (59,598)
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IPO, M&A, exit strategies, underpricing, competition

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Credit Ratings and Acquisitions

Journal of Corporate Finance, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 30 May 2018 Last Revised: 28 May 2021
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, Durham University Business School, London Business School and Centre for Financial and Corporate Integrity (CFCI) - Coventry University
Downloads 794 (59,825)
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credit ratings, acquisition likelihood, acquisition announcement returns, downgrades

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Market Response to European Regulation of Business Combinations

UCLA Working Paper 12-01; EFMA 2002 London Meetings; EFA 2002 Berlin Meetings Presented Paper
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 12 Nov 2001
Nihat Aktas, Eric de Bodt and Richard Roll
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, NHH and California Institute of Technology
Downloads 731 (66,742)
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The Private Deal Process in Mergers and Acquisitions

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 07 Jun 2022 Last Revised: 17 Feb 2023
Nihat Aktas and Audra L. Boone
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management and Texas Christian University - M.J. Neeley School of Business
Downloads 671 (74,435)
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private deal process, auction, negotiation, internal teams, external advisors, merger performance

Value of Control in Family Firms: Evidence from Mergers and Acquisitions

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 17 Oct 2015
Nihat Aktas, Santo Centineo and Ettore Croci
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management and Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Milan
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family firms, leverage, control motives, acquisitions

Value of Control in Family Firms: Evidence from Mergers and Acquisitions

Multinational Finance Journal, Vol. 20, No. 2, p. 85-126, 2016
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 31 Aug 2016
Nihat Aktas, Santo Centineo and Ettore Croci
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management and Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Milan
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family firms; leverage; control motives; acquisitions

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Do Financial Markets Care about SRI? Evidence from Mergers and Acquisitions

Journal of Banking and Finance, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 10 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 15 Dec 2010
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, NHH and Univ. Lille, ULR 4112 - LUMEN
Downloads 623 (81,687)
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Socially responsible investments, merger and acquisition, event study, abnormal returns

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Negotiations Under the Threat of an Auction

AFA 2009 San Francisco Meetings Paper, EFA 2009 Bergen Meetings Paper, Journal of Financial Economics (JFE), Vol. 98, pp. 241-245, 2010
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 21 Feb 2008 Last Revised: 15 Dec 2010
Nihat Aktas, Eric de Bodt and Richard Roll
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, NHH and California Institute of Technology
Downloads 618 (82,497)
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Merger Negotiations, Latent Competition, Auction Costs, Bid Premium

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Corporate Governance and Takeover Outcomes

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 29 Apr 2015 Last Revised: 06 Jun 2015
Nihat Aktas, Ettore Croci and Serif Aziz Simsir
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Milan and Sabanci University
Downloads 611 (83,665)
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Corporate governance, Takeover, Board of Directors, Blockholder, Activist investor, Product market competition, Labor market

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'She Is Mine': Determinants and Value Effects of Early Announcements in Takeovers

Journal of Corporate Finance, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 26 Nov 2016 Last Revised: 24 Mar 2018
Nihat Aktas, Guosong Xu and B. Burcin Yurtoglu
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University and WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management
Downloads 586 (88,286)
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Mergers and Acquisitions, Early Announcement, Signal, Negotiation Frictions

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Assessing the Power and Size of the Event Study Method Through the Decades

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 02 Oct 2007 Last Revised: 26 Nov 2007
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, NHH and Univ. Lille, ULR 4112 - LUMEN
Downloads 584 (88,656)
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Event Study, Idiosyncratic Risk

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CEO Duality, Agency Costs, and Internal Capital Allocation Efficiency

Forthcoming, British Journal of Management
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 07 Nov 2016 Last Revised: 28 Nov 2017
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, Cyprus University of Technology, University of Central Lancashire and Durham University Business School
Downloads 533 (99,434)
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CEO duality; Internal capital allocation; Investment efficiency; Agency costs; Board structure; Equity-based compensation

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Probability of Informed Trading? Some Evidences Around Corporate Events

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 11 Apr 2003
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, NHH, University of Toulouse 1 and Catholic University of Louvain (UCL) - Department of Business Administration (IAG) - Finance Unit
Downloads 517 (103,216)
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probability of informed based trading, mergers and acquisitions, corporate events

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Learning from Repetitive Acquisitions: Evidence from the Time between Deals

Journal of Financial Economics (JFE), Forthcoming
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 26 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 02 Oct 2012
Nihat Aktas, Eric de Bodt and Richard Roll
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, NHH and California Institute of Technology
Downloads 502 (106,977)
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Acquisitions program, Learning, Integration costs, Time between successive deals

Market Reactions to European Merger Regulation: A Reexamination of the Protectionism Hypothesis

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 18 Nov 2011
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, NHH, Univ. Lille Nord de France - SKEMA Business School and California Institute of Technology
Downloads 210 (270,022)
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mergers and acquistions, regulation, protectionism

Market Reactions to European Merger Regulation: A Reexamination of the Protectionism Hypothesis

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 29 Feb 2012
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, NHH, Univ. Lille Nord de France - SKEMA Business School and California Institute of Technology
Downloads 148 (367,930)
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mergers and acquistions, regulation, protectionism, event study

Market Reactions to European Merger Regulation: A Reexamination of the Protectionism Hypothesis

29th International Conference of the French Finance Association (AFFI) 2012
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 09 Oct 2012
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, NHH, Univ. Lille Nord de France - SKEMA Business School and California Institute of Technology
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Legal Insider Trading and Stock Market Reaction: Evidence from the Netherlands

CORE Discussion Paper No. 2007/67
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 03 Oct 2007
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, NHH, Belgium Banking, Finance and Insurance Commission (CBFA) and Catholic University of Louvain (UCL)
Downloads 474 (114,515)
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Insider Trading

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Do Firms Adjust Corporate Social Responsibility Engagement after a Focal Change in Credit Ratings?

Business & Society, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 19 Dec 2016 Last Revised: 14 Aug 2021
Centre for Financial and Corporate Integrity (CFCI) - Coventry University, WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management and WHU-Otto Beisheim School of ManagementWHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management
Downloads 464 (117,483)
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Corporate social responsibility, Credit ratings, Investment-Speculative grade, Risk management, Stakeholder management

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MicroHoo: Deal Failure, Industry Rivalry, and Sources of Overbidding

Journal of Corporate Finance, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 17 Jul 2010 Last Revised: 22 Oct 2014
Nihat Aktas, Eric de Bodt and Richard Roll
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, NHH and California Institute of Technology
Downloads 444 (123,768)
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Merger theories, Abnormal returns, Irrational overbidding, Rational overbidding

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heterogeneity, flow of information, event studies, (G)ARCH

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Is There Information Leakage Around Business Combinations on the French Market?

EFMA 2002 London Meetings
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 14 Mar 2002
Nihat Aktas, Eric de Bodt and Fany Declerck
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, NHH and University of Toulouse 1
Downloads 420 (131,994)
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Mergers and Acquisitions, hidden order, informed trading, bid-ask spread, information leakage

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Executive Compensation and Deployment of Corporate Resources: Evidence from Working Capital

Paris December 2015 Finance Meeting EUROFIDAI - AFFI
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 10 Oct 2015 Last Revised: 22 May 2020
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Milan, University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business - Finance and Business Economics Department and Durham University Business School
Downloads 383 (146,622)

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working capital, bonus payment, executive compensation, financial constraint

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Industry IPOs, Growth Opportunities, and Private Target Acquisitions

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 22 Apr 2015 Last Revised: 17 Nov 2015
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, Univ. Lille, ULR 4112 - LUMEN, WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management and SKEMA Business School - Lille Campus
Downloads 313 (182,290)

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mergers and acquisitions, industry IPOs, underpricing, private targets

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Capital Structure Decisions of French Very Small Businesses

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 24 Apr 2010 Last Revised: 23 Oct 2010
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, Université Lille Nord de France - ECCCS - LSMRC and Univ. Lille, ULR 4112 - LUMEN
Downloads 301 (190,077)
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Very small businesses, capital structure, pecking order theory

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The Eads Take-Off: An Investigation Through Stock Markets' Reactions

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 09 Mar 2004
Nihat Aktas, Eric de Bodt and Laurent Liagre
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, NHH and University of Valenciennes
Downloads 286 (200,444)
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Mergers and acquisition, state ownership, event studies

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The Information Content of Trade Credit

Journal of Banking and Finance, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 15 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 04 Feb 2015
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, NHH, Université de Lille Nord de France – European Center for Corporate Control Studies and Unniversity of Lille
Downloads 285 (201,188)
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Trade credit, Signaling, Z-score, Long-run abnormal returns

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Assessing the Power and the Size of the Event Study Method Through the Decades

Finance International Meeting AFFI-EUROFIDAI, Paris, December 2007
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 10 Dec 2007
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, NHH and Univ. Lille, ULR 4112 - LUMEN
Downloads 269 (213,316)
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event study, idiosyncratic risk

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Increased Entry Threat and Merger Activity

Forthcoming in Revue Finance
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 05 Feb 2015
Nihat Aktas and Marion Dupire-Declerck
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management and IESEG School of Management
Downloads 261 (219,796)

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Competition, Import tariff reduction, Merger and acquisition, Abnormal return

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The Value Effect of Operational Hedging: Evidence from Foreign Takeovers

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 02 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 02 Oct 2012
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, Univ. Lille, ULR 4112 - LUMEN and SKEMA Business School - Lille Campus
Downloads 249 (230,318)

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Cross-border takeovers, Currency risk exposure, Abnormal returns

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Do investor reactions to merger announcements shape the writing of SEC filings?

Number of pages: 55 Posted: 11 Aug 2021 Last Revised: 15 Mar 2023
Nihat Aktas, Eric de Bodt and Can Dogan
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, NHH and WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management
Downloads 246 (232,975)

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mergers and acquisitions, SEC filings, readability, time to file, investor feedback

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Stock Market Development and the Financing Role of IPOs in Acquisitions

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 08 Sep 2016 Last Revised: 21 Sep 2018
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Milan and WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management
Downloads 231 (247,610)
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stock market development, bank-based financial system, merger and acquisition, IPO, financial constraint

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Reductions in CEO Career Horizons and Corporate Policies

Journal of Corporate Finance, Forthcoming, Proceedings of Paris December 2019 Finance Meeting EUROFIDAI - ESSEC
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 06 Feb 2019 Last Revised: 31 Dec 2020
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, Texas Christian University - M.J. Neeley School of Business, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Milan and Catholic University of Milan
Downloads 205 (277,056)
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CEO, career horizon, tenure, illness, opportunism, investment, R&D, payout

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Board Reforms and M&A Performance: International Evidence

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 29 Nov 2023
SKEMA Business School – Université Côte d'Azur, WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, Florida Atlantic University and Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
Downloads 186 (302,204)
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Board reforms, M&A activity, Target gains, Corporate governance

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Corporate Divestitures around Acquisitions

Proceedings of Paris December 2020 Finance Meeting EUROFIDAI - ESSEC
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 14 Oct 2020 Last Revised: 08 Jan 2022
Nihat Aktas, Aleksandra Baros and Ettore Croci
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna and Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Milan
Downloads 172 (323,856)
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divestiture, acquisition, asset sales, asset restructuring, value creation

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Do Foreign Takeovers Affect Currency Risk Exposure?

29th International Conference of the French Finance Association (AFFI) 2012
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 17 Sep 2012
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, Univ. Lille, ULR 4112 - LUMEN and SKEMA Business School - Lille Campus
Downloads 170 (327,189)
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Cross-border takeovers, Currency risk exposure, Abnormal returns

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The Effect of Unionization on Industry Merger Activity Around Negative Economy-Wide Shocks

International Review of Financial Analysis, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 08 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 25 May 2021
Evrim Akdoğu, Nihat Aktas and Serif Aziz Simsir
Sabanci University, WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management and Sabanci University
Downloads 138 (388,397)

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Mergers and Acquisitions, Labor Unions, 2008 Financial Crisis, Merger Waves

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Does Bilateral Trust Matter during M&A Negotiations?

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 22 Dec 2021 Last Revised: 19 Sep 2022
SKEMA Business School – Université Côte d'Azur, WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management and Rennes School of Business
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bilateral trust, cross-border M&As, deal completion, deal complexity, liability of foreignness

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Climate Risk and Deployment of Corporate Resources to Working Capital

Number of pages: 14 Posted: 10 Jan 2023
SKEMA Business School – Université Côte d'Azur, WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management and Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Milan
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Climate risk, working capital, carbon intensity, financial difficulty