Albert Ahn
Hong Kong Baptist University
FinanceCapital marketBusinessOrder (exchange)Hedge fundFiduciaryCONTESTDutyVisibility (geometry)AmbiguityStrategic decision makingCorporate governancePublic relationsReputationCapital (economics)
Publications 3
#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...
#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...
#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 ...