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The impact of digital start-up founders’ higher education on reaching equity investment milestones (2017)
Journal Article
Ratzinger, D., Amess, K., Greenman, A., & Mosey, S. (2018). The impact of digital start-up founders’ higher education on reaching equity investment milestones. Journal of Technology Transfer, 43(3), doi:10.1007/s10961-017-9627-3

This paper builds on human capital theory to assess the importance of formal education among graduate entrepreneurs. Using a sample of 4.953 digital start-ups the paper evaluates the impact of start-up founding teams’ higher education on the probabil... Read More

Brexit, private equity and management (2016)
Journal Article
Wright, M., Wilson, N., Gilligan, J., Bacon, N., & Amess, K. (2016). Brexit, private equity and management. British Journal of Management, 27(4), doi:10.1111/1467-8551.12191. ISSN 1045-3172

We analyse the expected impact of Brexit on private equity and its implications for management research. Specifically, we explore the implications for PE funds and funding, and at the portfolio firm level with respect to employment and performance.

Corporate cash holdings: causes and consequences (2015)
Journal Article
Amess, K., Banerji, S., & Lampousis, A. (2015). Corporate cash holdings: causes and consequences. International Review of Financial Analysis, 42, doi:10.1016/j.irfa.2015.09.007. ISSN 1057-5219

The considerable growth in corporate cash holdings around the world has prompted scholarly interest. Consequently, there is now a large academic literature examining cash holdings and their impact on corporate outcomes and firm values. This article r... Read More

The impact of private equity on firms׳ patenting activity (2015)
Journal Article
Amess, K., Stiebale, J., & Wright, M. The impact of private equity on firms׳ patenting activity. European Economic Review, 86, doi:10.1016/j.euroecorev.2015.08.013. ISSN 0014-2921

The paper analyses the impact of private equity (PE) backed leveraged buyouts (LBOs) on innovative output (patenting). Using a sample of 407 UK deals we find that LBOs have a positive causal effect on patent stock and quality-adjusted patent stock. O... Read More

The wage and employment consequences of ownership change (2013)
Journal Article
Amess, K., Girma, S., & Wright, M. (in press). The wage and employment consequences of ownership change. Managerial and Decision Economics, 35(2), doi:10.1002/mde.2650. ISSN 0143-6570

This paper provides a comparative examination of the consequences of leveraged buyouts (LBOs) and corporate takeovers on employment growth and wage growth. Employing both difference-in-differences combined with propensity score matching and the contr... Read More