E. Han Kim
Everett E. Berg Professor of Business Administration
Founding Director of Mitsui Life Financial Research Center, 1990 - 2020

Stephen M. Ross School of Business
701 Tappan Street, R4396
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1234

734.764.2282 | ehkim@umich.edu

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My current research is focused on labor and finance and on corporate governance. On labor and finance, I study (1) how infusion of external capital through seasoned equity offerings changes the skill composition of employees and leads to a decline in firm level employment, (2) how employee stock ownership plans affect employee compensation, shareholder value, and worker productivity, (3) how labor participation in governance helps implement implicit worker employment insurance contracts, and (4) how the strength of union laws affect the efficacy of corporate restructuring decisions around the world.

In the area of corporate governance, I study (1) how corporate governance affects tax avoidance, (2) how CEO connectedness within C-suites and with directors affects incidence of corporate frauds and their detection, (3) how mandating more independent board leads to less independent executive suites, (4) how CEO share ownership influences risk taking and firm performance, (5) how governance affects stock market reactions to seasoned equity offerings, (6) how the confluence of CEO experience in a similar industry helps achieve superior firm performance.

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