Seminar:Nothing Precisely? Precisely Nothing? —Publishing in Top Management Journals

Topic: Nothing Precisely? Precisely Nothing? —Publishing in Top Management Journals

Speaker:Chen Guoli

Time: 14:30-16:00, April 29, 2016

Venue: Wong Daohan Conference Room, Lingnan Hall




Professor Chen will share his experience about publishing in top journals and discuss other academic issues with the seminar participants. During the process, he will also talk about his SMJ paper “Female board representation and corporate acquisition intensity”, with the abstract as bellows: This study examines the impact of female board representation on firm-level strategic behavior within the domain of mergers and acquisitions (M&A). We build on social identity theory to predict that greater female representation on afirm’s board will be negatively associated with both the number of acquisitions thefirm engages in and, conditional on doing a deal, acquisition size. Using a comprehensive, multiyear sample of U.S. publicfirms, wefind strong support for our hypotheses. We demonstrate the robustness of ourfindings through the use of a difference-in-differences analysis on a subsample of firms that experienced exogenous changes in board gender composition as a result of director deaths.


About Professor Chen:

Guoli Chen is Associate Professor of Strategy at INSEAD. He received his PhD in strategic management from the Pennsylvania State University. He teaches Strategy, Value Innovation, Incentives Design and Corporate Governance to MBAs, Executives and PhD participants.Guoli's research focuses on the influence of CEOs, top executives, and boards of directors on firms' strategic choices and organizational outcomes, as well as the interaction and dynamics in the top management team and CEO-board relationships. He is interested in organizational growth, renewal and corporate development activities, such as IPOs, M&As, innovation, globalization. He has published in several top academic journals, such as Administrative Science Quarterly,Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of Business Venturing, Leadership Quarterly and Strategic Organization. His papers have received awards at the Academy of Management Conference and Strategic Management Society Conference. He was arepresentative-at-large at the Corporate Strategy and Corporate Governance interest group of Strategic Management Society and serves on the editorial board of Academy of Management Journal.

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