David Laing

Robert Gordon University - Centre for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT)

Research Assistant

Schoolhill

Aberdeen, Scotland AB10 1F

United Kingdom

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Scholarly Papers (11)

1.

An Empirical Analysis of the Impact of Corporate Governance Mechanisms on the Performance of UK Firms

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 10 Oct 2001
Robert Gordon University - Aberdeen Business School, Robert Gordon University - Centre for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT) and University of St. Andrews - School of Management
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Citation 10

Abstract:

Corporate governance; Firm performance; Audit committee; Cadbury Committee; Entrenchment; Board independence; Duality; Market for corporate control; Takeovers; Governance mechanisms

2.

Going Private Transactions and Corporate Governance in the UK

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 11 Nov 2002
Charlie Weir and David Laing
Robert Gordon University - Aberdeen Business School and Robert Gordon University - Centre for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT)
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Citation 4

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CEO shareholdings, agency theory, going private transactions, LBOs, takeovers, corporate governance, Cadbury Compliance, free cashflow, takeover threat, board of directors, duality, market for corporate control, UK

Incentive Effects, Monitoring Mechanisms and the Market for Corporate Control: An Analysis of the Factors Affecting Public to Private Transactions in the UK

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 28 Feb 2003
Charlie Weir, Mike Wright and David Laing
Robert Gordon University - Aberdeen Business School, Nottingham University Business School and Robert Gordon University - Centre for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT)
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Citation 28

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Takeovers, UK, going private, LBOs, corporate governance, takeover threat, free cashflow

Incentive Effects, Monitoring Mechanisms and the Market for Corporate Control: An Analysis of the Factors Affecting Public to Private Transactions in the UK

Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, Vol. 32, No. 5-6, pp. 909-943, June 2005
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 22 Jun 2005
Mike Wright, Charlie Weir and David Laing
Nottingham University Business School, Robert Gordon University - Aberdeen Business School and Robert Gordon University - Centre for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT)
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Citation 27
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Incentive Effects, Monitoring Mechanisms and the Market for Corporate Control: An Analysis of the Factors Affecting Public to Private Transactions in the UK

Journal of Business, Finance and Accounting, Forthcoming
Posted: 07 Dec 2006
Mike Wright, Charlie Weir and David Laing
Nottingham University Business School, Robert Gordon University - Aberdeen Business School and Robert Gordon University - Centre for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT)

Abstract:

Takeovers, UK, going private, LBOs, corporate governance, takeover threat, free cashflow

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Financial Distress Costs, Incentive Realignment, Private Equity and the Decision to Go Private: Public to Private Activity in the UK

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 14 May 2004
Nottingham University Business School, Robert Gordon University - Aberdeen Business School, Robert Gordon University - Centre for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT) and Nottingham University Business School (NUBS)
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Citation 2

Abstract:

MBOS, LBOS, private equity, takeovers, financial distress costs, financial incentives, firm age, free cashflow, diversification

5.

Public to Private Takeovers and the Market for Corporate Control

Number of pages: 58 Posted: 09 Feb 2004
Mike Wright, Charlie Weir and David Laing
Nottingham University Business School, Robert Gordon University - Aberdeen Business School and Robert Gordon University - Centre for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT)
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Citation 2

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Takeovers, UK, corporate governance, duality, director shareholding, private information, going private transactions, LBOS, market for corporate control

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Going Private Transactions and the Market for Corporate Control

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 28 Jul 2003
Charlie Weir, Mike Wright and David Laing
Robert Gordon University - Aberdeen Business School, Nottingham University Business School and Robert Gordon University - Centre for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT)
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Citation 2

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Ownership Structure, Board Composition and Non-Hostile Take-overs in the UK: An Empirical Analysis

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 02 Sep 2002
Charlie Weir and David Laing
Robert Gordon University - Aberdeen Business School and Robert Gordon University - Centre for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT)
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Friendly Takeovers in the UK: an Agency Analysis

EFMA 2002 London Meetings
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 24 Jun 2002
Charlie Weir and David Laing
Robert Gordon University - Aberdeen Business School and Robert Gordon University - Centre for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT)
Downloads 413 (55,433)
Citation 1

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Ownership, Board Characteristics And Non-Hostile Take-Overs In The UK: An Empirical And Predictive Analysis

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 10 Oct 2001
Charlie Weir and David Laing
Robert Gordon University - Aberdeen Business School and Robert Gordon University - Centre for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT)
Downloads 346 (68,472)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Corporate governance; The market for corporate control; Cadbury Committee; Board independence; Friendly takeovers; Hostile takeovers; Model prediction; Ownership; Firm performance; Firm age; Director quality; UK, small quoted companies

10.

Ownership Structure, Board Composition and the Market for Corporate Control in the UK: An Empirical Analysis

Applied Economics, Forthcoming
Posted: 02 Dec 2003
Charlie Weir and David Laing
Robert Gordon University - Aberdeen Business School and Robert Gordon University - Centre for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT)

Abstract:

corporate governance, market for corporate control, duality, outside directors, independent directors, takeovers, UK, smaller quoted firms, board shareholdings, institutional shareholdings, takeover target

11.

Internal and External Governance Mechanisms: Their Impact on the Performance of Large UK Public Companies

Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, 2002, Forthcoming
Posted: 23 Oct 2001
Robert Gordon University - Aberdeen Business School, Robert Gordon University - Centre for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT) and University of St. Andrews - School of Management

Abstract:

corporate governance, internal governance mechanisms, The Cadbury Report, external governance mechanisms, board independence