CPA-AGRC Seminar Series/MRSS Seminar Series

Friday, March 2, 2018, 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

*This is a joint event between the CPA-AGRC Seminar Series and the Managment Research Seminar Series and can count as one of the six mandatory seminars that must be attended by MSc. Students in Management (MHS6991)*

Mohamed Mekhaimer

Assistant Professor, Finance

Clarkson University

Visiting Researcher, Telfer School of Management

Executives’ Horizon and Innovation Efficiency

About the Talk

We investigate the relation between executives’ horizon, internal governance, and firm’s innovation efficiency. Our results suggest that senior executives’ horizon is critical to innovation efficiency. We devise a measure of internal governance based on the difference in expected horizons between a CEO and her subordinates. Consistent with our conjecture we find robust evidence that subordinate managers can effectively monitor the CEO to focus on long-term goals for the future of the firm. Firms with elder, generalist and less dominant CEOs and better internal governance create more efficient innovation and better-quality innovations. Our results are robust to the inclusion of conventional internal and external governance measures, alternative model specifications, and different measures of executives’ horizons and innovation.

Friday, March 2, 2018
9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Telfer School of Management
Desmarais Building
DMS 7170
55 Laurier Avenue East
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5
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Thursday, March 1, 2018, 9:30 a.m.

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About the Speaker

Mohamed Mekhaimer is an assistant professor of finance at Clarkson University and a visiting researcher at Telfer School of Management. His research interests include Behavioral Finance, Corporate Governance, Stock Market Design and Market Microstructure. His work has been published in the Journal of Corporate Finance and Journal of International Business and Finance. Mohamed has received his Ph.D. in finance, from the University of Memphis, MSc in Finance from Plymouth University and B. Com from Mansoura University in Egypt.  

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