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Seminar – The Persistent Decline in Asset Utilisation and the Investment-Q Paradox

Dr David L. Ikenberry, INSEAD The rate of capital investment spending by public US corporations has fallen by almost half since the mid-1970s, while both shareholder payouts and cash holdings have been increasing. This is despite the fact that the…

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Seminar – The Life Cycle of Dual Class Firm Valuation

Professor Anete Pajuste, Stockholm School of Economics The study examines an extensive matched sample of US dual and single class firms in 1980-2017 from the time of their IPO, and document that the valuation difference between dual and single class firms…

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Seminar – Regulatory impediments and the redeployability of physical assets: implications for investment decisions

Dr Timo Sohl, Pompeu Fabra University This study examines how the internal redeployability of physical assets such as plants and stores can explain heterogeneity in investment responses to exogenous changes in rigidities imposed by regulation. Focusing on within-country variation in…

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Seminar – The Malleable Morality of Conspicuous Consumption

Professor Manoj Thomas, Cornell University Conspicuous consumption has often been decried as immoral by many philosophers and scholars, yet it is ubiquitous and widely embraced. We resolve this apparent paradox by proposing that the perceived morality of conspicuous consumption is…

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Seminar – Structuring the Ecosystem: Antecedents of Digital Platforms’ Organisational Boundaries and Technological Interfaces

Professor Annabelle Gawer, University of Surrey This article explores the under-theorised topic of digital platform boundaries. Can digital platform firms extend their boundaries in ways that are different from traditional, non-platform firms? Are their boundaries different by nature? Do digital…

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Seminar – Common Ownership, Competition & Top Management Incentives

Dr Martin Schmalz, Saïd Business School When one firm's strategy affects other firms' value, optimal executive incentives depend on whether shareholders have interests in only one or in multiple firms. Performance sensitive contracts induce managerial effort to reduce costs, and…

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Seminar – Paying for What Kind of Performance? Performance Pay, Multitasking & Sorting in Mission Oriented Jobs

Professor Michael Vlassopoulos, University of Southampton How does pay for performance (P4P) impact productivity, multitasking, and the composition of workers in mission-oriented jobs? These are central issues in sectors like education or healthcare. We conduct a laboratory experiment, manipulating compensation…

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Seminar – Insurance Between Firms: The Role of Internal Labour Markets

Dr Giacinta Cestone, Cass Business School This seminar will explore how business groups use internal labour markets (ILMs) in response to changing economic conditions. We show that group affiliated units faced with positive shocks to growth opportunities gain market share…

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Seminar – Long Term Macroeconomic Effects of Climate Change: A Cross Country Analysis

Dr Kamiar Mohaddes, Cambridge Judge Business School We study the long term impact of climate change on economic activity across countries, using a stochastic growth model where labour productivity is affected by country-specific climate variables defined as deviations of temperature…

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Seminar – Conflicts of Interest, Ethical Rules and Competition

Professor Jan Bouckaert, University of Antwerp Attorneys are conflicted when simultaneously representing the plaintiff and defendant. So are strategy consultants offering advice to competing firms. We show that such representational conflicts of interests give rise to negative network externalities in…

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