Is There a Relationship between Social Executives and Firms' Mergers and Acquisition Decisions : An Empirical Study Based on Twitter

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary WorksRGC 32 - Refereed conference paper (with host publication)peer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPACIS 2020 Proceedings
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems
ISBN (Print)978-1-7336325-3-9
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems: Information Systems (IS) for the Future, PACIS

Conference

Title24th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2020)
LocationVirtual conference
PlaceUnited Arab Emirates
CityDubai
Period20 - 24 June 2020

Abstract

This study examines the relationship between senior executives' presence on online social media and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) decisions. Our empirical results derived from the difference-in-difference analysis suggest that the presence of social executives on social media improves M&A decisions (likelihood and frequency). Interestingly, we find that executive age negatively moderates this relationship such that younger social executives are more likely to undertake M&As than their older peers.

Research Area(s)

  • Executive age, Mergers and acquisitions, Social executives

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Is There a Relationship between Social Executives and Firms' Mergers and Acquisition Decisions: An Empirical Study Based on Twitter. / Wang, Qiping; Lau, Raymond Yiu-Keung.
PACIS 2020 Proceedings. Association for Information Systems, 2020. 8 (Proceedings of the Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems: Information Systems (IS) for the Future, PACIS).

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary WorksRGC 32 - Refereed conference paper (with host publication)peer-review