财务与会计学系学术讲座NO.74

发布时间:2022-04-07来源:葛涵浏览次数:0

题目:Shareholder Litigation and Corporate Culture

时间:202248日(周五)上午10点

地点:腾讯线上会议(会议ID:967-491-431)

主讲人:Dr. Cheng Jason Jiang,Temple University

主持人:黄英教授,浙江大学管理学院

主讲人简介:

      Dr. Cheng Jason Jiang is an associate professor in the Department of Finance at Fox School of Business at Temple University. He also serves as the Director of Quantitative Software Education and Director of Capital Markets Room for Fox School of Business. 

讲座摘要:

      We investigate the effect of shareholder litigation risk on corporate culture measured by a novel machine learning approach (Li et al. 2021). We apply a difference-in-difference method by employing the staggered state adoption of Universal Demand (UD) law in the U.S. as an exogenous decline in derivative lawsuit risk. We empirically document that the passage of UD law weakens corporate culture for both the full sample and a matched sample. Moreover, we show that the weakened corporate governance is a channel through which the adoption of UD law undermines corporate culture. In addition, we find that the negative effect of UD law adoption on corporate culture is more pronounced for firms with legal experts among directors or top executives and for firms with riskier litigation outlook. Our findings suggest that the shareholder litigation risk disciplines corporate governance, which in turn affects corporate culture, an important aspect in the modern corporate management.

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