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Essays on Changes in Corporate Governance: Ownership Structure and Board Structure

Patro, Sukesh (2005) Essays on Changes in Corporate Governance: Ownership Structure and Board Structure. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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Changes in two important monitoring mechanisms - ownership structure and board structure around restructuring events are examined. To examine ownership structure I use a sample of corporate spin-offs. To examine board structure I use a sample of acquirers in the banking industry. The results of the dissertation show that public corporations self-adjust their governance around events that require such adjustment. This dissertation significantly extends the literature that suggests that monitoring mechanisms arise endogenously.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairLehn, Kenneth Mlehn@katz.pitt.eduDEFENSE
Committee MemberMandelker, Gershonmandelke@katz.pitt.eduMANDELKE
Committee MemberRichard, Jean Francoisfantin@pitt.eduFANTIN
Committee MemberShastri,
Committee MemberThomas, Shawnshthomas@katz.pitt.eduSHTHOMAS
Date: 6 September 2005
Date Type: Completion
Defense Date: 27 July 2005
Approval Date: 6 September 2005
Submission Date: 12 August 2005
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business > Business Administration
Degree: PhD - Doctor of Philosophy
Thesis Type: Doctoral Dissertation
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: board structure; corporate governance; ownership structure; spinoffs
Other ID:, etd-08122005-230532
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 19:59
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 13:48


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