Emilie R. Feldman
Associate Professor of Management
The Wharton School
University of Pennsylvania
2018 Steinberg Hall-Dietrich Hall
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6370
215.746.7676 (telephone)
215.898.0401 (fax)

Current C.V.


"Corporate Spinoffs and Capital Allocation Decisions." Strategy Science, forthcoming (2016)

"Dual Directors and the Governance of Corporate Spinoffs." Academy of Management Journal, 59(5): 1754-1776 (2016)

(with R. Amit and B. Villalonga) "Corporate Divestitures and Family Control." Strategic Management Journal, 37(3): 429-446 (2016)

"Corporate Spinoffs and Analysts’ Coverage Decisions: The Implications for Diversified Firms." Strategic Management Journal, 37(7): 1196-1219 (2016)

(with Patia J. McGrath) “Divestitures.” Journal of Organization Design, 5(1): 1-16 (2016)

"Managerial Compensation and Corporate Spinoffs." Strategic Management Journal, (2015)

(with C. Montgomery) "Are Incentives without Expertise Sufficient? Evidence from Fortune 500 Firms." Strategic Management Journal, 36(1): 113-122 (2015)

(with S. Gilson and B. Villalonga) "Do Analysts Add Value When They Most Can? Evidence from Corporate Spinoffs." Strategic Management Journal, 35(10): 1446 - 1463 (2014)

"Legacy Divestitures: Motives and Implications." Organization Science, 25(3): 815-832 (2014)

"A Basic Quantification of the Competitive Implications of the Demise of Arthur Andersen." Review of Industrial Organization, 29: 193-212 (2006)


Working Papers

(with Claudine Gartenberg, and Julie Wulf) “Pay Inequality and Reductions in Corporate Scope.”

(with de Figueiredo, Rui J.P., and Evan Rawley) “The Adjustment Costs of Scope Reductions: Evidence from Hedge Funds.”

(with Siwen Chen) "Activist-Led Divestitures"

"Corporate Spinoffs and Capital Allocation Decisions"

(with Victor Bennett) “Contemporaneous Acquisitions and Divestitures: The Process of Focusing.”

"Why Do Divestitures Create Shareholder Value?"

Research in Progress

(with Chen, Siwen) “Activist Investors and Corporate Strategy.”

(with Raphael (Raffi) Amit and Belén Villalonga) “Acquisitions of Divested Business Units by Family Firms.”

(with Raphael (Raffi) Amit and Belén Villalonga) “Generational Effects in Family Firm Divestitures.”

“The Long-Term Implications of Legacy Divestitures.”

“Holding On Too Long? The Temporal Aspect of Legacy Divestitures.” 

(with Lisa Tang) “Dual Director Departures.” 

“The Value of Corporate Headquarters” 

(with Patia McGrath) “Repeatedly-Divested Units”


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