Stephen P. Ferris

University of Missouri at Columbia - Department of Finance

Professor of Finance and Department Chair

214 Middlebush Hall

Columbia, MO 65211

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (37)

1.

Firm Value and Marketability Discounts

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 13 Apr 2001
Mukesh Bajaj, David J. Denis, Stephen P. Ferris and Atulya Sarin
LECG, LLC, University of Pittsburgh, University of Missouri at Columbia - Department of Finance and Santa Clara University - Department of Finance
Downloads 3,896 (1,533)
Citation 14

Abstract:

Marketability discount, valuation, liquidity discount

Too Busy to Mind the Business? Monitoring by Directors with Multiple Board Appointments

University of Michigan Law School, Working Paper No. 99-013; CORI Working Paper No. 2001-02
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 21 Jun 1999
Adam C. Pritchard, Stephen P. Ferris and Murali Jagannathan
University of Michigan Law School, University of Missouri at Columbia - Department of Finance and State University of New York (SUNY) at Binghamton
Downloads 1,086 (14,050)
Citation 174

Abstract:

Too Busy to Mind the Business? Monitoring by Directors with Multiple Board Appointments

Journal of Finance, Vol. 58, p. 1087, 2003
Posted: 18 Jun 2002
Adam C. Pritchard, Stephen P. Ferris and Murali Jagannathan
University of Michigan Law School, University of Missouri at Columbia - Department of Finance and State University of New York (SUNY) at Binghamton

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3.

How Different is the Long-Run Performance of Mergers in the Telecommunications Industry?

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 08 Mar 2001
Stephen P. Ferris and Kwangwoo Park
University of Missouri at Columbia - Department of Finance and KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) - College of Business
Downloads 766 (22,544)
Citation 6

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4.

Stock Price Reactions to Securities Fraud Class Actions Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act

Michigan Law and Economics Research Paper No. 01-009
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 25 Oct 2001
Adam C. Pritchard and Stephen P. Ferris
University of Michigan Law School and University of Missouri at Columbia - Department of Finance
Downloads 718 (24,037)
Citation 17

Abstract:

Securities fraud, litigation, corporate fraud

5.

CEO Overconfidence and International Merger and Acquisition Activity

Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis (JFQA), Forthcoming
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 10 Jan 2012
Stephen P. Ferris, Narayanan Jayaraman and Sanjiv Sabherwal
University of Missouri at Columbia - Department of Finance, Georgia Institute of Technology - Scheller College of Business and University of Texas at Arlington - Department of Finance and Real Estate
Downloads 693 (23,120)
Citation 3

Abstract:

overconfidence, mergers, hubris, behavioral

6.

Derivative Lawsuits as a Corporate Governance Mechanism: Empirical Evidence on Board Changes Surrounding Filings

CORI Working Paper No. 01-03
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 05 Feb 2004
Stephen P. Ferris, Robert M. Lawless and Anil K. Makhija
University of Missouri at Columbia - Department of Finance, University of Illinois College of Law and Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Finance
Downloads 484 (43,181)
Citation 13

Abstract:

shareholder derivative lawsuits, corporate governance effects

7.

Direct Costs in Chapter 11 Bankruptcies

Number of pages: 57 Posted: 15 Aug 1998
Robert M. Lawless and Stephen P. Ferris
University of Illinois College of Law and University of Missouri at Columbia - Department of Finance
Downloads 475 (44,744)
Citation 2

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8.

Are Analyst Recommendations Biased? Evidence from Corporate Bankruptcies

Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 28 Aug 2005
Georgia Institute of Technology - Scheller College of Business, University of Missouri at Columbia - Department of Finance, KDI School of Public Policy and Management and Georgia Institute of Technology - Scheller College of Business
Downloads 329 (69,644)
Citation 12

Abstract:

Analyst optimism, recommendations, analyst bias, bankruptcy

9.

The Influence of State Legal Environments on Firm Incorporation Decisions and Values

CORI Working Paper No. 2004-13
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 29 Oct 2004
Stephen P. Ferris, Robert M. Lawless and Gregory Noronha
University of Missouri at Columbia - Department of Finance, University of Illinois College of Law and University of Washington, Tacoma - Milgard School of Business
Downloads 292 (78,159)
Citation 6

Abstract:

incorporation, state law, firm value

10.

The Effect of Issuer Conservatism on IPO Pricing and Performance

Review of Finance, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 10 Apr 2012 Last Revised: 18 Apr 2012
Stephen P. Ferris, Grace Qing Hao and Minyu Liao
University of Missouri at Columbia - Department of Finance, Department of Finance and Real Estate, The University of Texas at Arlington and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 259 (75,671)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Initial public offering (IPO), prospectus, conservatism, negative tone, underpricing

11.

'Warm with Sunny Skies': Disclosure Statement Forecasts

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 11 May 2000
Brian L. Betker, Stephen P. Ferris and Robert M. Lawless
Saint Louis University, University of Missouri at Columbia - Department of Finance and University of Illinois College of Law
Downloads 243 (97,808)
Citation 2

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12.

Catering Effects in Corporate Dividend Policy: The International Evidence

Journal of Banking and Finance, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 08 Apr 2009
Stephen P. Ferris, Narayanan Jayaraman and Sanjiv Sabherwal
University of Missouri at Columbia - Department of Finance, Georgia Institute of Technology - Scheller College of Business and University of Texas at Arlington - Department of Finance and Real Estate
Downloads 224 (101,616)
Citation 7

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13.

Peering into a Cloudy Crystal Ball: Analysts Recommendations Preceding Bankruptcy

CORI Working Paper No. 03-03
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 30 Dec 2003
Jonathan Clarke, Stephen P. Ferris and Jinsoo Lee
Georgia Institute of Technology - Scheller College of Business, University of Missouri at Columbia - Department of Finance and KDI School of Public Policy and Management
Downloads 224 (104,332)

Abstract:

Analysts, recommendations, bankruptcy

14.

It Takes Two: The Incidence and Effectiveness of Co-CEOs

Financial Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 12 Feb 2011 Last Revised: 16 Feb 2011
Matteo P. Arena, Stephen P. Ferris and Emre Unlu
Marquette University, University of Missouri at Columbia - Department of Finance and University of Nebraska at Lincoln
Downloads 214 (85,815)
Citation 1

Abstract:

CEOs, Shared Leadership, Co-CEOs, Corporate Governance

15.

When Managers Bypass Shareholder Approval of Board Appointments: Evidence from the Private Security Market

Journal of Corporate Finance, 2007
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 29 Dec 2005 Last Revised: 26 Sep 2008
Matteo P. Arena and Stephen P. Ferris
Marquette University and University of Missouri at Columbia - Department of Finance
Downloads 179 (129,220)
Citation 3

Abstract:

Shareholder voting, boards of directors, private placement

16.

Agency Costs, Governance, and Organizational Forms: Evidence from the Mutual Fund Industry

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 16 Mar 2007
Stephen P. Ferris and Xuemin Sterling Yan
University of Missouri at Columbia - Department of Finance and University of Missouri - Columbia
Downloads 170 (133,286)
Citation 6

Abstract:

Organizational form, Mutual funds, Agency costs, Governance

17.

Gold, Silver, Bronze or Tin? The Short and Long Term Effects of Mega Sporting Events

KAIST Business School Working Paper Series No. 2012-005
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 13 Jul 2012
Stephen P. Ferris, Sulgi Koo, Kwangwoo Park and David T. Yi
University of Missouri at Columbia - Department of Finance, affiliation not provided to SSRN, KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) - College of Business and Xavier University - Department of Economics
Downloads 142 (139,617)

Abstract:

Olympics, World Cup, Announcement Effect, Economic Performance

18.

Managerial Expectations and the Performance of Acquiring Firms: The Contribution of Soft Data

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 15 Mar 2010
University of Central Missouri, Georgia Institute of Technology - Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology - Scheller College of Business and University of Missouri at Columbia - Department of Finance
Downloads 128 (159,312)

Abstract:

Mergers, synergy, soft information

19.

The Influence of Legal Liability on Corporate Financial Signaling

23 Journal of Corporation Law 209, Winter 1998
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 14 Aug 2013
Robert M. Lawless, Stephen P. Ferris and Bryan Bacon
University of Illinois College of Law, University of Missouri at Columbia - Department of Finance and Independent
Downloads 16 (415,603)
Citation 1

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20.

Serial Bankruptcy: Plan Infeasibility or Just Bad Luck?

Applied Economics Letters, Vol. 8, No. 105, 2001
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 14 Aug 2013
Karen Craft Denning, Stephen P. Ferris and Robert M. Lawless
Fairleigh-Dickinson University - Silberman College of Business, University of Missouri at Columbia - Department of Finance and University of Illinois College of Law
Downloads 14 (431,001)
Citation 1

Abstract:

bankruptcy

21.

Professional Fees and Other Direct Costs in Chapter 7 Business Liquidations

75 Washington University Law Quarterly 1207
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 15 Aug 2013
Robert M. Lawless and Stephen P. Ferris
University of Illinois College of Law and University of Missouri at Columbia - Department of Finance
Downloads 12 (446,198)
Citation 4

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22.

The More, the Merrier: An International Analysis of the Frequency of Dividend Payment

Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, Vol. 37, Nos. 1-2, pp. 148-170, January/March 2010
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 02 Feb 2010
Stephen P. Ferris, Gregory Noronha and Emre Unlu
University of Missouri at Columbia - Department of Finance, University of Washington, Tacoma - Milgard School of Business and University of Nebraska at Lincoln
Downloads 3 (509,069)
Citation 1

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23.

It Takes Two: The Incidence and Effectiveness of Co‐CEOs

Financial Review, Vol. 46, Issue 3, pp. 385-412, 2011
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 11 Jul 2011
Matteo P. Arena, Stephen P. Ferris and Emre Unlu
affiliation not provided to SSRN, University of Missouri at Columbia - Department of Finance and University of Nebraska at Lincoln
Downloads 2 (514,595)
Citation 1

Abstract:

CEOs, shared leadership, co‐CEOs, corporate governance, G3, G34

24.

An International Analysis of Dividend Payment Behavior

Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, Vol. 36, Nos. 3-4, pp. 496-522, April/May 2009
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 12 May 2009
Stephen P. Ferris, Nilanjan Sen and Emre Unlu
University of Missouri at Columbia - Department of Finance, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) - Nanyang Business School and University of Nebraska at Lincoln
Downloads 2 (514,595)
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25.

European Corporate Governance: A Thematic Analysis of National Codes of Governance

European Financial Management, Vol. 18, Issue 4, pp. 620-648, 2012
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 23 Aug 2012
Jim Cicon, Stephen P. Ferris, Armin J. Kammel and Gregory Noronha
University of Central Missouri, University of Missouri at Columbia - Department of Finance, affiliation not provided to SSRN and University of Washington, Tacoma - Milgard School of Business
Downloads 1 (522,662)
Citation 1

Abstract:

governance, convergence, legal regimes

26.

The Effect of Crosslisting on Corporate Governance: A Review of the International Evidence

Corporate Governance: An International Review, Vol. 17, Issue 3, pp. 338-352, May 2009
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 09 Jun 2009
Stephen P. Ferris, Kenneth Kim and Gregory Noronha
University of Missouri at Columbia - Department of Finance, SUNY at Buffalo - School of Management and University of Washington, Tacoma - Milgard School of Business
Downloads 1 (522,662)
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27.

Product Market Competition, Dividend Policy, and Shareholder Protection: The International Evidence

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 02 Feb 2017
Bobby Alexander, Stephen P. Ferris and Sanjiv Sabherwal
Fort Hays State University, University of Missouri at Columbia - Department of Finance and University of Texas at Arlington - Department of Finance and Real Estate
Downloads 0 (310,091)

Abstract:

Dividends; Payout, Concentration, Competition, Shareholder protection, SOX

28.

A Survey of Litigation in Corporate Finance

Managerial Finance, Volume 43, issue 1, 2017
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 11 Jan 2017
Matteo P. Arena and Stephen P. Ferris
Marquette University and University of Missouri at Columbia - Department of Finance
Downloads 0 (268,758)

Abstract:

Litigation, Corporate Finance

29.

Friends in the Right Places: The Effect of Political Connections on Corporate Merger Activity

Journal of Corporate Finance, Vol. 41, 2016
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 16 Nov 2016 Last Revised: 06 Dec 2016
Stephen P. Ferris, Reza Houston and David Javakhadze
University of Missouri at Columbia - Department of Finance, Indiana State University - Scott College of Business and Florida Atlantic University
Downloads 0 (312,876)

Abstract:

Political connections, Mergers, Acquisitions, Antitrust law

30.

It's a Sweetheart of a Deal: Political Connections and Federal Contracting

Networks Financial Institute Working Paper Series 2016-WP-03
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 16 Nov 2016 Last Revised: 22 Nov 2016
Stephen P. Ferris and Reza Houston
University of Missouri at Columbia - Department of Finance and Indiana State University - Scott College of Business
Downloads 0 (327,357)

Abstract:

Contracting, political connections

31.

The Young and the Restless: A Study of Age and Acquisition Propensity of CEOs of UK Firms

Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, Vol. 43, Issue 9-10, pp. 1385-1419, 2016
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 10 Nov 2016
Georgia Institute of Technology - Scheller College of Business, University of Texas at Arlington - Department of Finance and Real Estate, Georgia Institute of Technology - Scheller College of Business and University of Missouri at Columbia - Department of Finance
Downloads 0 (532,717)

Abstract:

compensation

32.

The International Effect of Managerial Social Capital on the Cost of Equity

Journal of Banking & Finance, Volume 74, January 2017, Pages 69–84,
Posted: 24 Oct 2016
Stephen P. Ferris, David Javakhadze and Tijana Rajkovic
University of Missouri at Columbia - Department of Finance, Florida Atlantic University and San Jose State University

Abstract:

Social capital; Social networks; Cost of capital

33.

The Young and the Restless: A Study of Age and Acquisition Propensity of CEOs of U.K. Firms

Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Forthcoming
Posted: 13 Jul 2016
Georgia Institute of Technology - Scheller College of Business, University of Texas at Arlington - Department of Finance and Real Estate, Georgia Institute of Technology - Scheller College of Business and University of Missouri at Columbia - Department of Finance

Abstract:

CEO, age, merger, acquisition, signaling, compensation

34.

Managerial Social Capital and Financial Development: A Cross‐Country Analysis

Financial Review, Vol. 51, Issue 1, pp. 37-68, 2016
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 14 Jan 2016
Stephen P. Ferris, David Javakhadze and Dan W. French
University of Missouri at Columbia - Department of Finance, Florida Atlantic University and University of Missouri at Columbia
Downloads 0 (532,717)

Abstract:

social capital, social networks, financial development

35.

IPO Underpricing Over Time: Evidence from the UK

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership Historical Research Reference in Entrepreneurship
Posted: 17 Nov 2009
Stephen P. Ferris, Gregory Noronha and Emre Unlu
University of Missouri at Columbia - Department of Finance, University of Washington, Tacoma - Milgard School of Business and University of Nebraska at Lincoln

Abstract:

Stocks, Internet industry, Initial public offerings (IPO), Valuation, High technology industries

36.

The Information Effects of Analyst Activity at the Announcement of New Equity Issues

Financial Management, Vol. 29, Issue 1, Spring 2000
Posted: 16 Jul 2001
Ranjan D'Mello and Stephen P. Ferris
Wayne State University - Department of Finance and University of Missouri at Columbia - Department of Finance

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37.

The Impact of Chapter 11 Filings on the Risk and Return of Securityholders, 1979-1989

ADVANCES IN FINANCIAL ECONOMICS, Vol. 2
Posted: 30 Sep 1996
Stephen P. Ferris, Narayanan Jayaraman and Anil K. Makhija
University of Missouri at Columbia - Department of Finance, Georgia Institute of Technology - Scheller College of Business and Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Finance

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