Social background and networks of individuals/executives



Nonexecutive directors in Carribean offshore financial centres (Hearn, Mohr, Khawar, Kaur). We study how nonexecutive directors’ personal ownership affects informational asymmetries, and how this effect is moderated by the macro-institutional environment specific to offshore tax havens. We expect that nonexecutive director ownership will be positively associated with informational asymmetries, as measured by quoted bid-ask spreads on firms’ traded equity in Carribean offshore financial centres. We explore the optimal governance of boards of directors and the impact of ownership-based incentives on nonexecutive directors’ monitoring and surveillance ability.
BREXIT and the social networks of self-initiated expats in the UK. In this project, I analyze how a change in the host country environment, specifically a change in the host society’s attitudes towards foreigners affects (self-initiated) expatriates’ intention to return to their home country. I expect that the worsening of a society’s attitudes towards foreigners increases expatriates’ intentions to repatriate. I also explore how expatriates’ networks moderate the strength of this effect.
Students’ social background and networking during their studies. Although learning from peers constitutes a central element of students’ learning, anecdotal evidence suggests that students vary in the degree to which they create, maintain and learn from their peer networks. The project examines how international and first generation students differ in their use of peer networks in their learning. Drawing on social identity, network and learning theories, this projects aims to quantitatively investigate the variation in students’ use of networks in their learning using data
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