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Selected relevant published research:

IPO regulators gone wild, (forthcoming 2018), In D.J. Cumming & S.A. Johan (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of IPOs. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Underwriter deal pipeline and the pricing of IPOs: (2016), Journal of Financial Economics, 120(2): 383-399.

The cost of distance on subsidiary performance: (2015), Asian Business & Management, 14: 171-193.

IPO waves and the issuance process: (2014), Journal of Corporate Finance, 25: 455-473.

Travel time and the liability of distance in foreign direct investment: Location choice and entry mode: (2012), Journal of International Business Studies, 42(5): 525-535.

Connecting flights: The time sink that kills profits: (2011), Harvard Business Review, December 2011, p. 30.

Impact of IPO coalition on deal completion: (2011), Venture Capital, 13(4): 313-336.

Contracting costs and information asymmetry reduction in cross-border M&A : (2011), Journal of Management Studies, 48 (3): 568-590.

The liability of distance in the investments of multinationals: (2011), AJBS, Best Paper Finalist.

Building generalized inverses of matrices using only row and column operators: (2010), Intl Journal of Mathematical Ed in Science and Tech, iFirst, 1-12.

Voting matrices and tie breaking: (2009): Intl Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics, 54(3), 437-470.

The eavesdropping number: (2009): Czech Journal of Mathematics, 59(134), 623-636.

Travel time and the liability of distance in foreign direct investment: (2008), UWO FGS.

Mergers and acquisitions: Text and cases: (2007), Sage Publications.

Digraphs and matrices: (2007) in Chapman and Hall, Handbook of Linear Algebra: CRC Press.

Advisor influence in strategic choice: (2006), SMS, Vienna.

Cross-border mergers and acquisitions: (2006), Fast and cheap?, AIB, Beijing, (Hanes Prize Finalist).

IPO failure: Not always a bad thing: (2006), AOM, Atlanta.

Agency and advisor quality in IPO withdrawal: (2006), AOM, Atlanta.

Asymptotic stability of the optimal partition: (2005), Linear Algebra and its Applications, 394: 145-167.

The Impact of coalition member quality on IPO outcomes: (2005), NFA, Montreal.

Batch organizational change – A structural model: (2004), ASAC, Quebec City.

How are resources turned into persistent competitive advantage: (2004), ASAC, Quebec City.

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