New York University Stern School of Business Professor David Yermack will explain the financial effects of CEOs' holidays in a public lecture at The University of Western Australia's Business School.
Professor Yermack, a visiting professor at the UWA Business School, will present his findings on trends in news announcements made by public companies before, during and after chief executives go on holiday.
He will also explain how these patterns in public announcements can create trading opportunities for investors.
Attendees were welcomed by UWA Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Johnson, who said the conference was particularly topical given that Western Australia's mining boom had resulted in WA leading the way in Indigenous business and procurement.
The annual Conference is a joint venture between UWA, the Australian National University, The University of Queensland and Monash University which gives PhD students the opportunity to meet their peers and senior academics with similar interests, engage in high level debate and discussion, and network with prospective employers.
An upcoming forum convened by the UWA Business School's Graduate Management Association (GMA), in conjunction with the Australian Institute of Company Directors, will feature Dr Michael Chaney AO, Margaret Sears AO and Michael Smith discussing board leadership, culture and performance.
UWA Business School A team of undergraduate students from The University of Western Australia has impressed an expert judging panel to win The Amazing Case, a management consulting competition run by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).
Reaching the national finals of the UBS Investment Banking Challenge has given a team of UWA Business School students the opportunity to work on a real-life mergers and acquisitions (M&A) case, meet UBS executives, and be invited to interview for internships at UBS.
Undergraduate students Dylan Jensen (Commerce), Julian Rebelo (Engineering/Commerce), Jeremy Tan (Law/Commerce) and Lucas Tan (Law/Commerce) won the UWA Campus Final, and were one of seven teams from across Australia to compete in the National Finals.