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International Business Seminars

All seminars (unless otherwise advised) are held between 12.00pm and 1.30pm in the Meeting Rooms indicated below.

All enquiries should be directed to Betina Szkudlarek

Please RSVP to for catering purposes.

Upcoming Seminars

5th Apr 2018 - 12:00 pm

Venue: Rm 5050, Lvl 5, Abercrombie Bldg (H70)

Speaker: Professor Markus Fitza, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

Title: How much do national institutions matter for variance in firm performance?

We use a variance decomposition analysis to assess the degree to which national institutions effect firm performance. Prior variance decomposition studies have found that industry explains a significant amount of variance in firm performance. However, these studies have largely ignored another critical factor in the environment of firms: national institutions.

In this study, we introduce national formal institutions to the variance decomposition literature and test how these institutions affect firm performance directly and through its influence on the industry effect. The inclusion of institutional settings in this line of research also contributes to our understanding of firm performance across countries.

Information about Professor Fitza

Professor Fitza’s papers

Date: Thursday 5th April
Time: 12.00pm – 1.30pm
Venue: Room 5050, Level 5, Abercrombie Building (H70)

RSVP: Please RSVP to before COB Monday 26th March 2018.

A light lunch will be available.