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Dr Bang Dang Nguyen

Bang Dang Nguyen

Title of research: Social Networks, Risk Taking, and Firm Value:  Evidence from Corporate Control Activities

This project investigates the impact of social ties between the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and board members on corporate risk-taking in mergers and acquisitions (M&As) and on shareholder value. Using a measure of CEO-director connections in a large sample of U.S. firms from 2000 to 2011, we study whether boardroom connections lower firm acquisitiveness. We investigate if connected CEOs are likely to choose focus and value-creating acquisitions, and to pursue smaller M&A deals and pay in stock. We also study if CEO-board connections enhance firm value in M&As by analyzing announcement returns, premium paid, and deal completion time.

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CERF Fellow Dr. Bang Dang Nguyen - paper will be presented at the AFA Annual Meeting 2020 in San Diego

Sep 26, 2019

Political Connections and Firm Value: Evidence from Close Gubernatorial Elections, joint with Q.A. Do (SciencesPo Paris) and Yen-Teik Lee (Curtin University), is accepted and will be presented at the AFA Annual Meeting 2020 in San Diego.

CERF Scholar Shiqi Chen presented her paper at Leeds University Business School

Jun 28, 2019

Shiqi Chen presented her paper entitled “Financial Policies and Internal Governance with Heterogeneous Risk Preferences” (joint with Bart Lambrecht) in the Accounting and Finance seminar at Leeds University Business School, the Finance seminar at Essex Business School, CERF Lunch Seminar at Cambridge Judge Business School, and at the 2019 Annual Real Options Conference in London.

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