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Event Studies in Management Research: Theoretical and Empirical Issues

Abagail McWilliams and Donald Siegel
The Academy of Management Journal
Vol. 40, No. 3 (Jun., 1997), pp. 626-657
Published by: Academy of Management
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/257056
Page Count: 32
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Abstract

We examined the use of event studies in management research and found that there was inadequate attention paid to theoretical and research design issues. This lack of attention may lead to false inferences regarding the significance of the events and the validity of the theories being tested. To illustrate the extent of this problem, we attempted to replicate three recent studies. To guide authors and reviewers, we outline procedures for appropriate use of the event study method.

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