Thomas Lindner

Professor of International Management

Category: Research

New paper in GSJ

Jakob Müllner, Harald Puhr, and I have just published (available in early view) a paper in the Global Strategy Journal, explaining under which circumstances announced M&A transactions are cancelled. We highlight the role of ownership concentration and capital market characteristics in the empirical design. The paper is available here:

New SI available in MBR

Together with Jakob Müllner and Igor Filatotchev, I have edited a special issue in Multinational Business Review. The SI deals with interdisciplinary work bridging International Business and Finance. The SI is now online (available here:, and it features our introductory editorial piece (available here:

Research report on non-standard errors

Together with Simon Hartmann, and a group of 100+ co-author teams, I have contributed to a research report indicating that the approach researchers take to testing hypotheses makes a big difference in terms of findings in quantitative empirical research. The research report is now forthcoming in the Journal of Finance. The last working paper version

New paper on asymmetric risk preferences and corporate capital structure

In our new paper (co-authored with Jonas Puck and Giulia Stocco), we connect prospect theory and the static trade-off theory of capital structure, using international variation in asymmetric risk preferences. The paper is available online-first here:

New image video at my research center

The research center Strategic Leadership, Innovation, and Branding at UIBK has created a new image video highlighting our research from the last years, and emerging research areas. Check it out here:

New paper on human-AI interaction

In a new working paper (available on my faculty page:, Ben Greiner (, Philipp Grünwald, Georg Lintner, Martin Wiernsperger (, and myself explore how people interact with AI-driven decision-support systems. We specifically look into incentive structures, and differences between “pure” AI advice, and human-augmented AI advice.

New paper on ML in JIBS

Together with my co-authors Jonas Puck and Alain Verbeke, we have published a new paper on how ML may help IB researchers in solving tricky econometric challenges, particularly when no clear econometric solution exists. Check out the paper (open access of course) here:

New JIBS paper on supranational institutions

Together with Simon Hartmann, Jakob Müllner, and Jonas Puck, I have just published a new conceptual article in the Journal of International Business Studies: The paper is open access, check it out!

The value of sustainability

I gave my first talk in a law conference last week. The conference was on sustainability in corporate law (thanks to the conference host Alexander Schopper and his team), and my contribution investigated the financial market assessment of corporate sustainability. The materials presented at the conference are available on the UIBK corporate law site (,

Workshop on politics in IB

Vera Kunczer will organize a workshop on IB and politics at WU in June. This workshop is the first in a series of workshops sponsored by EIBA. If you work on an policy angle in IB, check out the call for papers: