|Institution:||HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management|
|Full text PDF:||http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:bsz:14-qucosa-180823|
This dissertation work provides a kaleidoscope of alternative empirical estimation techniques while illuminating and challenging conventional approaches and established findings in the Corporate Finance literature. In particular, the observed „conglomerate discount“ and the effect of diversication and concentrated ownership on firm value are revisited in the course of my cumulated doctoral thesis. In doing so, the main emphasis lies on the inference of causation in the presence of endogeneity concerns, namely by considering potential distortions caused by unobserved heterogeneity, reverse causality or non-random self-selection. Advisors/Committee Members: Schwetzler, Bernhard (advisor), Schwetzler, Bernhard (referee), Althammer, Wilhelm (referee).