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The World Competes with Innovative Ecosystem…Merger & Acquisition of Large Enterprises

Maekyoung Economy Daily Newspaper– While the world is in the process of innovation competition, it is said that South Korea is glad that it has participated in this competition. It is at the Academy of Mangement (AOM), which is being held in Chicago, USA, from the 10th.

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Professor Emeritus Gary Powell Earns International Recognition

Professor Emeritus Gary Powell, an internationally recognized scholar and educator on gender, diversity, and work-family issues in the workplace. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Professor Emeritus Gary Powell, an internationally recognized scholar and educator on gender, diversity, and work-family issues in the workplace. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

Professor Emeritus Gary Powell will be recognized by the Family Firm Institute as the recipient of a 2018 Academic and Family Business Review Award at a global conference in London in October. Continue Reading




The Effect of Institutional Ownership Types On Innovation and Competition

Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation– In common ownership, the type of the common owner institution matters. Institutional ownership of firms has seen a marked rise in the past few decades, with average institutional ownership share of a firm rising from 20% to 30% in the 1980s to over 65% of the total by the 2010s, with residual retail ownership correspondingly falling from 80% to less than 35% of the firm. (See Borochin, Paul, and Jie Yang (2017). The Effects of Institutional Investor Objectives on Firm Valuation and Governance, Journal of Financial Economics 126.) Over the same period, the fraction of the average firm held by institutions holding blocks of same-industry rivals has risen from 4.5% to 28%. (See He, Jie, J. Huang, 2017, Product Market Competition in a World of Cross Ownership: Evidence from Institutional Blockholdings, The Review of Financial Studies 30.) This not only changes the portfolio properties of the institutional investors, but also has the potential to change the corporate strategies of held firms. Recent studies find opposing effects of common institutional ownership on the competitive behavior of firms: