Nihat Aktas

WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management

Professor of Finance

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Scholarly Papers (41)

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-Caltech, SKEMA Business School and California Institute of Technology
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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-Caltech and Univ. Lille, ULR 4112 - LSMRC
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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-Caltech and Univ. Lille, ULR 4112 - LSMRC
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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-Caltech, University of Lille II and University of Lille I
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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-Caltech and California Institute of Technology
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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-Caltech and California Institute of Technology
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Acquisitions program, Learning, Hubris, Bid premium

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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-Caltech and Catholic University of Louvain (UCL) - Department of Business Administration (IAG) - Finance Unit
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Legal insider trading; Market efficiency; Order imbalance; Price discovery

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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
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Working Capital Management, Performance, Investment, Risk

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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
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CEO overconfidence, value of cash, growth opportunities, financial constraints, underinvestment

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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-Caltech and California Institute of Technology
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merger and acquisition regulation protectionism

Is European M&A Regulation Protectionist?

Economic Journal, Vol. 117, No. 522, pp. 1096-1121, July 2007
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 08 Jul 2007
Nihat Aktas, Eric de Bodt and Richard Roll
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, NHH-Caltech and California Institute of Technology
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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-Caltech and California Institute of Technology
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hubris, learning, mergers and acquisitions, CEO, CAR

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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-Caltech and California Institute of Technology
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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: 27 Oct 2020
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, Texas Christian University - M.J. Neeley School of Business, WHU - 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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Credit Ratings and Acquisitions

Number of pages: 53 Posted: 30 May 2018 Last Revised: 15 Nov 2019
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, University of Surrey - Surrey Business School, Durham University Business School and London Business School
Downloads 647 (46,589)
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credit ratings, acquisition likelihood, acquisition announcement returns, downgrades

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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
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IPO, M&A, exit strategies, underpricing, competition

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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-Caltech and Univ. Lille, ULR 4112 - LSMRC
Downloads 524 (60,971)
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Event Study, Idiosyncratic Risk

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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-Caltech and California Institute of Technology
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Merger Negotiations, Latent Competition, Auction Costs, Bid Premium

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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-Caltech, University of Toulouse 1 and Catholic University of Louvain (UCL) - Department of Business Administration (IAG) - Finance Unit
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probability of informed based trading, mergers and acquisitions, corporate events

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

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 - Department of Economics and Finance
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CEO duality; Internal capital allocation; Investment efficiency; Agency costs; Board structure; Equity-based compensation

CEO Duality, Agency Costs, and Internal Capital Allocation Efficiency

British Journal of Management, Vol. 30, Issue 2, pp. 473-493, 2019
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 11 May 2019
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, Cyprus University of Technology, University of Central Lancashire and Durham University - Department of Economics and Finance
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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-Caltech and Univ. Lille, ULR 4112 - LSMRC
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Socially responsible investments, merger and acquisition, event study, abnormal returns

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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
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Mergers and Acquisitions, Early Announcement, Signal, Negotiation Frictions

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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-Caltech, Belgium Banking, Finance and Insurance Commission (CBFA) and Catholic University of Louvain (UCL)
Downloads 412 (81,722)
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Insider Trading

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The Information Impact of the European Commission Interventions in the Field of Merger and Acquisition Monitoring: The Economics Behind Information Flow Coming to the Market

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 25 May 2001
Nihat Aktas, Eric de Bodt and Michel Levasseur
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, NHH-Caltech and University of Lille II
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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-Caltech and University of Toulouse 1
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Mergers and Acquisitions, hidden order, informed trading, bid-ask spread, information leakage

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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-Caltech and California Institute of Technology
Downloads 372 (92,014)
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Merger theories, Abnormal returns, Irrational overbidding, Rational overbidding

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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-Caltech and California Institute of Technology
Downloads 371 (92,294)
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Acquisitions program, Learning, Integration costs, Time between successive deals

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

Number of pages: 52 Posted: 19 Dec 2016 Last Revised: 11 May 2020
University of Surrey - Surrey Business School, WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management and WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management
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Corporate social responsibility, Credit ratings, Investment-Speculative grade, Risk management, Stakeholder management

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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
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working capital, bonus payment, executive compensation, financial constraint

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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
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Corporate governance, Takeover, Board of Directors, Blockholder, Activist investor, Product market competition, Labor market

Corporate Governance and Takeover Outcomes

Corporate Governance: An International Review, Vol. 24, Issue 3, pp. 242-252, 2016
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 25 Apr 2016
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
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Corporate Governance, Takeover, Board of Directors, Blockholder, Product Market Competition

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-Caltech, Univ. Lille Nord de France - SKEMA Business School and California Institute of Technology
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mergers and acquistions, regulation, protectionism

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-Caltech, Univ. Lille Nord de France - SKEMA Business School and California Institute of Technology
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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-Caltech, Univ. Lille Nord de France - SKEMA Business School and California Institute of Technology
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mergers and acquistions, regulation, protectionism, event study

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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 - LSMRC
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Very small businesses, capital structure, pecking order theory

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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 - LSMRC, WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management and SKEMA Business School - Lille Campus
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mergers and acquisitions, industry IPOs, underpricing, private targets

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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-Caltech and University of Valenciennes
Downloads 259 (136,295)
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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-Caltech, Université de Lille Nord de France – European Center for Corporate Control Studies and Unniversity of Lille
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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-Caltech and Univ. Lille, ULR 4112 - LSMRC
Downloads 229 (153,671)
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event study, idiosyncratic risk

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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 - LSMRC and SKEMA Business School - Lille Campus
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Cross-border takeovers, Currency risk exposure, Abnormal returns

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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 Vlerick Business School
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Competition, Import tariff reduction, Merger and acquisition, Abnormal return

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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
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stock market development, bank-based financial system, merger and acquisition, IPO, financial constraint

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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 - LSMRC and SKEMA Business School - Lille Campus
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Cross-border takeovers, Currency risk exposure, Abnormal returns

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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
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CEO, career horizon, tenure, illness, opportunism, investment, R&D, payout

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

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 08 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 05 Sep 2019
Evrim Akdogu, Nihat Aktas and Serif Aziz Simsir
Sabanci University, WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management and Sabanci University
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Mergers and Acquisitions, Labor Unions, 2008 Financial Crisis, Merger Waves

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Corporate Divestitures and Value Creation in Acquisition-centered Restructuring Programs

Proceedings of Paris December 2020 Finance Meeting EUROFIDAI - ESSEC
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 14 Oct 2020 Last Revised: 07 Jan 2021
Nihat Aktas, Aleksandra Baros and Ettore Croci
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, Catholic University of Milan and Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Milan
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divestiture, acquisition, asset sales, reorganization, restructuring