Quotation Mühr, Christina, Filatotchev, Igor, Lindner, Thomas, Puck, Jonas. 2021. A Temporal Agency Model of Investor Group Dynamics. Academy of Management Proceedings. 2021 (1)




In this article, we contribute to, and extend, multiple agency theory through investigations beyond dichotomous agency relationships. As such, we examine temporal interests among principals, and propose faultlines as a novel approach to capture full agency dynamics, conflicts and costs. We test our model in the empirical setting of foreign and domestic firms undergoing an initial public offering (IPO) in the US, and explain incentives of public market investors to price investor faultlines in public equity markets. Within this framework, we distinguish dormant from active faultlines, and describe their activation course through the triggering event of IPO lockup expiration. We find evidence that faultlines negatively affect post-IPO stock market performance, with foreign firms driving this negative effect. We further investigate the contingency of firm foreignness, and uncover geographic dispersion among principals to heighten perceptions of faultlines. Moreover, we find firms operating in high technology markets to weaken, and increased ownership retention by directors and executives to strengthen, investor faultlines perceived by public market investors.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Academy of Management Proceedings
Language English
Title A Temporal Agency Model of Investor Group Dynamics
Volume 2021
Number 1
Year 2021
URL https://journals.aom.org/doi/10.5465/AMBPP.2021.41
DOI https://doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2021.41
Open Access N


Mühr, Christina (Details)
Filatotchev, Igor (Details)
Lindner, Thomas (Details)
Puck, Jonas (Details)
Institute for International Business (Puck) (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5308 Management sciences (Details)
5337 World trade science (Details)
5358 Corporate finances (Details)
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