Autori: E. Graziano, L. Fattobene, V. Farina

Tipologia: Articolo in rivista

Titolo rivista: European Journal of International Management

Volume/Numero: 1(1):1

Anno di pubblicazione: 2020

Lingua: Inglese

DOI: 10.1504/EJIM.2020.10025788


Owing to social structures that promote different types of connection, including investments and vertical relationships, boards of directors of international large companies often have some directors in sharing. Managing these complex relationships is very relevant both in terms of human resource management and knowledge management. Investors’ knowledge usually is influenced by the news on interlocked directors affecting financial market trends. Using an event-study methodology, this paper aims to investigate whether newspaper articles (1999-2013) mentioning CEOs and Chairmen affiliated to multiple organisations influence the stock market prices of the companies where they are appointed. Results highlight that when the directors serve two different companies, they work as a transmission channel in influencing investors’ knowledge and behaviour through media.

Keywords: investors’ knowledge; interlocking directorship; human resource management; media effect; text analysis; event study; investors’ behaviour; knowledge management; board of directors; domino effect.


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