Readings and Empirical Investigation in Managerial Turnover and Corporate Acquisitions

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Fall 2012 Seminar
Meets: T 5:00pm - 7:00pm in WCC Room 4059
2 classroom credits

This seminar will explore the empirical literature on managerial turnover and friendly corporate acquisitions. It will also engage in the practical exercise of expanding a data base on acquisitions and turnover events among S&P 500 firms. Each seminar participant will submit five short memos reacting to assigned readings and assume some responsibility for downloading or augmenting data in an existing data base. As currently planned, Travis Coan--our resident statistician--will give special instruction on the rudiments of a statistics package, STATA, and will consult on possible topics of investigation. Participants will be divided into teams to complete a brief exercise using the data base at the end of the semester. Participants who wish to complete a more extended investigation and write a substantial paper are encouraged to enroll in my one-unit Research Seminar during the Spring semester.

Subject Areas: Business Organization, Commercial Law, and Finance .