Professor Steven Young

Professor

Research Interests

My research is currently concentrated in the following three areas:

A. The motives and consequences of share repurchases

  • The objective of this stream of research is to understand why firms repurchase their shares and the impact that such decisions have on shareholder wealth. The analysis focuses on exploring the impact of surplus cash, executive compensation plan design, and changes in corporate tax rates.
  • The research method involves analysing share repurchases using cross-sectional and panel data techniques to model both daily and aggregate 12-month repurchase data.

B. The association between corporate governance and firm performance

  • The objective of this research is to explore how governance arrangements affect the quality of corporate decision-making. In particular, this stream of research examines the extent to which good governance leads to decisions that increase shareholder wealth.
  • The research method involves modelling the dynamic relation between firm performance and governance characteristics. The issue is also examined by analysing the association between investment decisions and governance arrangements.

C. Reporting firm performance

  • The objective of this stream of research is to empirically explore how different approaches to measuring and presenting earnings data are associated with firm valuation and periodic performance measurement.
  • The research method uses a range of valuation models to empirically explore the links between alternative earnings numbers and both firm value and changes therein.

Research seminar
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Plenary speaker, Centre for Impression Management in Accounting Communication
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Business Ethics: A European Review (Journal)
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Plenary speaker, VII International Accounting Research Symposium
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Accounting, Organizations and Society (Journal)
Editorial activity

Research presentation
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Abacus (Journal)
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Review of Accounting Studies (Journal)
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Accounting and Business Research (Journal)
Editorial activity

Plenary speaker, VI International Accounting Research Symposium
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The Accounting Review (Journal)
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Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance (Journal)
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Research seminar
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Research seminar
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Journal of Business Finance and Accounting (Journal)
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Journal of Banking and Finance (Journal)
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Journal of Management and Governance (Journal)
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European Accounting Review (Journal)
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British Accounting Review (Journal)
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Accounting, Organizations and Society (Journal)
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Contemporary Accounting Research (Journal)
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Accounting and Business Research (Journal)
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British Accounting Review (Journal)
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  • Accounting, Finance, Governance and Banking
  • Corporate Governance and Auditing
  • Financial Reporting
  • UCREL - University Centre for Computer Corpus Research on Language