Three Essays in Empirical Corporate Finance

G Zhu

Research output: Types of ThesisDoctoral ThesisInternal


This dissertation documents my exploration of the modern corporation in the past few years. I outline a detailed picture of major U.S. public corporations in more recent decades from two perspectives: ownership structure and internal nepotism. I also study the private information carried in the CEOs’ unexpected option exercise behavior. This dissertation aims to deepen our understanding of the modern corporation and CEOs’ option exercise behavior.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • Dittmann, Ingolf, Supervisor
  • Yermack, Co-supervisor
  • Roosenboom, Peter, Co-supervisor
Award date11 Jun 2015
Place of PublicationRotterdam
Print ISBNs9789036104340
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jun 2015

Research programs

  • RSM F&A


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