Department of Accounting

  • Center for Corporate Governance
Associate professor

Room: SOL/C5.02
E-mail: nk.ccg@cbs.dk

Nikolaos Kavadis (Nikos) is associate professor at the Center for Corporate Governance of Copenhagen Business School. His research focuses on corporate governance and strategy, and was prized by international professional associations. He currently chairs the Corporate Governance interest group of the European Academy of Management, and serves on the editorial review boards of several scholarly journals. Previously, he was on the Faculty at the University Carlos III of Madrid and at Erasmus University Rotterdam, and a visiting research scholar at the University of California, Irvine. He received his PhD from HEC Paris.

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Selected publications
  • Kavadis N., Castañer X. 2019. Institutions, governance, and strategy in a changing global landscape: The case of boards of directors in large listed firms in France. In J. Gabrielsson et al. (Eds.) Research Handbook of Boards of Directors, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
  • Heyden M. L. M., Kavadis N., Neuman Q. 2017. External corporate governance and strategic investment behaviors of target CEOs. Journal of Management, 43(7): 2065-2089.
  • Kavadis N., Castañer X. 2015. Who drives corporate restructuring? Co-existing owners in French firms. Corporate Governance: An International Review, 23(5): 417-433.
  • Kavadis N., Castañer X. 2014. Ownership effects on unrelated diversification: An institutions’ perspective. In B. Villalonga (Ed.), Finance and Strategy Issue of Advances in Strategic Management, Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.
  • Castañer X., Kavadis N. 2013. Does good governance prevent bad strategy? A study of corporate governance, financial diversification, and value creation by French corporations, 2000-2006. Strategic Management Journal, 34(7): 863-876.
  • Kavadis N., Bezemer P.J., Van den Bosch F.A.J., Volberda H.W. 2012. Upshots of 'good' governance: When and how independent boards change the composition of top teams. Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, DOI: 10.5465/AMBPP.2012.117.