Professor Gerhard Kling
SOAS, University of London
Professor of International Business and Management
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Gerhard Kling is Professor of International Business and Management at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Before joining SOAS, he was Professor of Finance at the School of Management, University of Southampton. He held academic posts at Bristol Business School and Utrecht University. He worked as a Practice Specialist in Corporate Finance at McKinsey & Company, where he mainly focused on firm valuation and M&As. He received his PhD in economics from the University of Tuebingen and was awarded the Dissertation Prize of the International Economic History Association. He has published in the British Journal of Management, International Journal of Research in Marketing and R&D Management. His current research focuses on M&A, internationalization, corporate governance and corporate finance.
He is a Co-I of the FP7 project 'Researching crowdsourcing to extend IoT testbed infrastructure for multidisciplinary experiments, with more end-user interactions, flexibility, scalability, cost efficiency and societal added value' funded under FP-7 (Total funding: EUR 2,565,838) from October 2013 to October 2016.
Mergers & Acquisitions, International Business, Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, Mathematical & Statistical Modelling
Maclean, Mairi and Harvey, Charles and Kling, Gerhard (2016) 'Elite business networks and the field of power: A matter of class?' Theory Culture and Society. (Forthcoming)
Kling, Gerhard (2016) 'A theory of operational cash holding, endogenous financial constraints, and credit rationing.' European Journal of Finance. (Forthcoming)
Kling, Gerhard and Harvey, Charles and Maclean, Mairi (2016) 'Establishing causal order in longitudinal studies combining binary and continuous dependent variables.' Organizational Research Methods. (Forthcoming)
Maclean, Mairi and Harvey, Charles and Kling, Gerhard (2015) 'Business elites and the field of power in France.' Research in the Sociology of Organizations, 43. pp. 189-219.
Weitzel, Utz and Kling, Gerhard and Gerritsen, Dirk (2014) 'Testing the fire-sale FDI hypothesis for the European financial crisis.' Journal of International Money and Finance, 49. pp. 211-234.
Choudhry, Taufiq and Kling, Gerhard and Jayasekera, Ranadeva (2014) 'The global financial crisis and the European single market: The end of integration?' Journal of International Money and Finance, 49. pp. 191-196.
Maclean, Mairi and Harvey, Charles and Kling, Gerhard (2014) 'Pathways to Power: Class, Hyper-agency and the French Corporate Elite.' Organization Studies, 35 (6). pp. 825-855.
Kling, Gerhard and Paul, Salima and Gonis, Eleimon (2014) 'Cash holding, trade credit and access to short-term bank finance.' International Review of Financial Analysis, 32. pp. 123-131.
Kling, Gerhard and Ghobadian, Abby and Hitt, Michael A and Weitzel, Utz and O'Regan, Nicholas (2014) 'The Effects of Cross-border and Cross-industry Mergers and Acquisitions on Home-region and Global Multinational Enterprises.' British Journal of Management, 25 (1). pp. 116-132.
Gao, Lei and Kling, Gerhard (2012) 'The impact of corporate governance and external audit on compliance to mandatory disclosure requirements in China.' Journal of International Accounting, Auditing and Taxation, 21 (1). pp. 17-31.
O'Regan, Nicholas and Kling, Gerhard and Ghobadian, Abby and Perren, Lew (2012) 'Strategic positioning and grand strategies for high-technology SMEs.' Strategic Change, 21 (5-6). pp. 199-215.
Kling, Gerhard and Weitzel, Utz (2011) 'The internationalization of Chinese companies: firm characteristics, industry effects and corporate governance.' Research in International Business and Finance, 25 (3). pp. 357-372.
O'Regan, Nicholas and Kling, Gerhard (2011) 'Technology outsourcing in manufacturing small-and medium-sized firms: another competitive resource?' R&D Management, 41 (1). pp. 92-105.
Kling, Gerhard and Baten, Joerg and Labuske, Kirsten (2011) 'FDI of German companies during globalization and deglobalization.' Open Economies Review, 22 (2). pp. 247-270.
Kling, Gerhard and Weitzel, Utz (2010) 'Endogenous mergers: bidder momentum and market reaction.' Applied Financial Economics, 20 (3). pp. 243-254.
Kling, Gerhard and Ghobadian, Abby and O'Regan, Nicholas (2009) 'Organic growth and shareholder value: A case study of the insurance industry.' International Journal of Research in Marketing, 26 (4). pp. 276-283.
Kling, Gerhard and Gao, Lei (2008) 'Chinese institutional investors' sentiment.' Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money, 18 (4). pp. 374-387.
Gao, Lei and Kling, Gerhard (2008) 'Corporate governance and tunneling: Empirical evidence from China.' Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, 16 (5). pp. 591-605.
Kling, Gerhard (2008) 'Disclosure of mergers without regulatory restrictions: Insider trading in pre-1914 Germany.' Economics Bulletin, 7 (2). pp. 1-7.
Kling, Gerhard and Gao, Lei (2008) 'Equity transfers and market reactions: Evidence from Chinese stock markets.' Journal of Emerging Market Finance, 7 (3). pp. 293-308.
Baltzer, Markus and Kling, Gerhard (2007) 'Predictability of future economic growth and the credibility of monetary regimes in Germany, 1870--2003.' Applied Economics Letters, 14 (6). pp. 401-404.
Kling, Gerhard (2006) 'The long-term impact of mergers and the emergence of a merger wave in pre-World-War I Germany.' Explorations in Economic History, 43 (4). pp. 667-688.
Gao, Lei and Kling, Gerhard (2006) 'Regulatory changes and market liquidity in Chinese stock markets.' Emerging markets review, 7 (2). pp. 162-175.
Kling, Gerhard (2006) 'Does the merger paradox exist even without any regulations? Evidence from Germany in the pre-1914 period.' Empirica, 33 (5). pp. 315-328.
Kling, Gerhard and Gao, Lei (2005) 'Calendar effects in Chinese stock market.' Annals of Economics and Finance, 6 (1). pp. 75-88.
Kling, Gerhard (2005) 'Chinese institutional investors and Kamaras Monday effect.' Journal of Emerging Markets, 10 (3). pp. 40-47.
Kling, Gerhard (2005) 'The impact of trading mechanisms and stock characteristics on order processing and information costs: A panel GMM approach.' Economics Bulletin, 7 (5). pp. 1-11.