Margarethe F. Wiersema
University of California, Irvine
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68Publications
27H-index
6,579Citations
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#1Albert Ahn (UCI: University of California, Irvine)H-Index: 2
#2Margarethe F. Wiersema (UCI: University of California, Irvine)H-Index: 27
Deploying more than $65 billion in capital globally and with more than 900 campaigns in 2018, activist hedge funds represent “the activist” in the capital market and are having a significant influe...
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Data Models as Organizational Design: Coordinating beyond Boundaries Using Artificial Intelligence
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#1Yannick Thams (Suffolk University)H-Index: 6
#2Aya S. Chacar (College of Business Administration)H-Index: 8
Last. Margarethe F. Wiersema (UCI: University of California, Irvine)H-Index: 27
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#1Margarethe F. Wiersema (UCI: University of California, Irvine)H-Index: 27
#2Albert Ahn (Hong Kong Baptist University)H-Index: 2
Last. Yu Zhang (China Europe International Business School)H-Index: 5
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Activist hedge funds are the new breed of corporate raiders, yet we know little about how the management and board of target firms respond to activist investors. Using a behavioral perspective, we propose that the activist’s reputation for being confrontational may serve as a signal that conveys information by which to assess the likely behavior of the activist investor, which in turn influences whether or not management and the board acquiesce to its demands. Given that a campaign waged by a co...
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#1Margarethe F. Wiersema (UCI: University of California, Irvine)H-Index: 27
Activist hedge funds are the new breed of corporate raiders, yet we know little about how the management and board of target firms respond to activist investors. Using a behavioral perspective, we propose that the activist’s reputation for being confrontational may serve as a signal that conveys information by which to assess the likely behavior of the activist investor, which in turn influences whether or not management and the board acquiesce to its demands. Given that a campaign waged by a co...
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#1Yaping GongH-Index: 1
#2Susanna KhavulH-Index: 15
Last. Geoffrey WoodH-Index: 40
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#2Margarethe F. Wiersema (UCI: University of California, Irvine)H-Index: 27
Research Summary: We propose that due to financial market pressures, managers are forward‐looking in their search and decision processes and focus on meeting performance targets set by the financial community. Using panel data on S&P 100 companies, we find that pressure felt by management to meet the analyst consensus earnings estimate influences the extent of corporate downsizing. Moreover, our results show that high levels of institutional investor stock ownership and CEO power attenuate manag...
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#1Albert AhnH-Index: 2
Last. Yu ZhangH-Index: 5
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The growing visibility and aggressive tactics by some activist hedge funds raises the question of what determines whether these activist campaigns are successful. We propose that the reputation of ...
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