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Board Connections and M&A Transactions
We examine M&A transactions between firms with current board connections and find that acquirers obtain higher announcement returns in transactions with a first-degree connection where the acquirerExpand
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Doing Well While Doing Bad? CSR in Controversial Industry Sectors
In this article, we examine the empirical association between firm value and CSR engagement for firms in sinful industries, such as tobacco, gambling, and alcohol, as well as industries involved withExpand
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Vice or Virtue? The Impact of Corporate Social Responsibility on Executive Compensation
We empirically examine the impact of corporate social responsibility (CSR) on CEO compensation using a large sample of the US firms from 1996 to 2010. We develop and test two hypotheses, theExpand
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Chemical reduction of three-dimensional silica micro-assemblies into microporous silicon replicas
The carbothermal reduction of silica into silicon requires the use of temperatures well above the silicon melting point (≥2,000 °C). Solid silicon has recently been generated directly from silica atExpand
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Common Auditors in M&A Transactions
We examine merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions in which the acquirer and the target share a common auditor. We predict that a common auditor can help merging firms reduce uncertainty throughoutExpand
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Board interlocks and the diffusion of disclosure policy
We examine whether board connections through shared directors influence firm disclosure policies. To overcome endogeneity challenges, we focus on an event that represents a significant change in firmExpand
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This paper investigates the effects of consistent and inconsistent long-run variance estimation on a test for a unit root, based on the generalization of the von Neumann ratio. The results from theExpand
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High thermal conductivity of chain-oriented amorphous polythiophene.
Polymers are usually considered thermal insulators, because the amorphous arrangement of the molecular chains reduces the mean free path of heat-conducting phonons. The most common method to increaseExpand
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Identification and Design of Peptides for the Rapid, High-Yield Formation of Nanoparticulate TiO2 from Aqueous Solutions at Room Temperature
Titania (TiO2) nanoparticles are widely used, or are under active development, for a range of applications in (photo)catalysis, photovoltaics, enzyme support, energy storage, and photonics. TheExpand
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Identification of peptides capable of inducing the formation of titania but not silica via a subtractive bacteriophage display approach
A “subtractive” bacteriophage display biopanning approach has been used to identify 12-mer peptides that are capable of binding selectively to, and inducing the precipitation of, titania but notExpand
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