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.

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Keywords corporate finance, CEOs
Promotor I. Dittmann (Ingolf)
Publisher Erasmus University Rotterdam
ISBN 978-90-361-0434-0
Persistent URL hdl.handle.net/1765/78334
Series Tinbergen Instituut Research Series
Note This book is no. 616 of the Tinbergen Institute Research Series, established through cooperation between Rozenberg Publishers and the Tinbergen Institute.
Zhu, G. (2015, June 11). Three Essays in Empirical Corporate Finance (No. 616). Tinbergen Instituut Research Series. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/78334