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Subject/Keyword
Headquarters relocation
Human capital
Insider trading
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Xu,Xiaowei
Supervisor and department
Morck, Randall (Finance and Statistical Analysis)
Examining committee member and department
Scholnick, Barry (Marketing, Business Economics and Law)
McLean, David (Finance and Statistical Analysis)
Mehrotra, Vikas (Finance and Statistical Analysis)
Shaver, Myles (Strategic Management)
West, Doug (Economics)
Department
Faculty of Business
Specialization
Finance
Date accepted
2014-07-15T15:13:29Z
Graduation date
2014-11
Degree
Doctor of Philosophy
Degree level
Doctoral
Abstract
This thesis contains three separate essays on headquarters relocations, insider trading informativeness and CEO education. We (1) study the headquarters relocation event and understand who benefits from the relocation decisions; (2) investigate the role of firm opacity in determining insider trading informativeness; and (3) document whether and when highly trained human capital help increase and sustain firm value. Among those seemingly unrelated topics, the common theme is the role of CEOs –the corporate decisions they make, the trading behaviours they have or the educations they obtain--in corporate valuations.
Language
English
DOI
doi:10.7939/R3TT4G08R
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Permission is hereby granted to the University of Alberta Libraries to reproduce single copies of this thesis and to lend or sell such copies for private, scholarly or scientific research purposes only. Where the thesis is converted to, or otherwise made available in digital form, the University of Alberta will advise potential users of the thesis of these terms. The author reserves all other publication and other rights in association with the copyright in the thesis and, except as herein before provided, neither the thesis nor any substantial portion thereof may be printed or otherwise reproduced in any material form whatsoever without the author's prior written permission.
Citation for previous publication
Danny Miller, Xiaowei Xu, and Vikas Mehrotra, “When is human capital a valuable resource? The performance effects of Ivy league selection among celebrated CEOs”, Strategic Management Journal, 2014.  http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/smj.2251/abstract

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