PhD defence: Kirsten Tangaa Nielsen

In order to obtain the PhD degree, Kirsten Tangaa Nielsen has submitted her thesis entitled: Essays on the Value of CEOs and Directors

Monday, June 28, 2021 - 09:00 to 11:00

kirsten tangaa nielsen

My thesis consists of three essays investigating the importance of central corporate persons by examining the value contribution of CEOs and corporate directors to shareholders in publicly listed firms. Existing research has already established that these individuals demonstrate vast heterogeneity in terms of their abilities and characteristics, which in turn has been shown to lead to substantial cross-sectional variation in the value and performance of the firms they operate. Therefore, identifying the key characteristics of central corporate persons that drive shareholder value are of great interest to investors and corporate boards for succession planning purposes.

Primary Supervisor:

Professor Ken L. Bechmann
Department of Finance
Copenhagen Business School

Secondary Supervisor:
Professor Kasper Meisner Nielsen
Department of Finance
Copenhagen Business School

Assessment Committee:
Associate Professor Aleksandra Gregoric (Chair)
Department of Strategy and Innovation
Copenhagen Business School

Professor Marc Steffen Rapp
School of Business and Economics
Philipps-Universität Marburg

Professor mso Christian Riis Flor
Department of Business and Economics
University of Southern Denmark

The thesis will be available from

*Please note in connection with the online defence that the microphone and camera of all spectators must be turned off!

Organised by CBS PhD School
Date 28 June 2021
Time 09:00-11:00


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