FAMBUSS People

Niels Bohr Professor and Center Leader

Morten Bennedsen

Morten Bennedsen is a Niels Bohr Professor at Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen and visiting André and Rosalie Hoffmann Chaired Professor at INSEAD. His main research area is the governance of family firms and other closely held corporations in a global context. He has conducted research on family firms, closely held corporations, capital structures, venture capital, investor protection, ownership structures and privatisation.

Morten's CV

Email: mobe@econ.ku.dk

Telephone: +45 2874 4525

FAMBUSS Research Group, Senior Members

Mario Daniele Amore

Mario Daniele Amore is an Associate Professor at Bocconi University. His research interests are in the field of corporate governance and family firms. Furthermore, he is interested in the interactions between finance and innovation, and in the behavioral aspects of corporate decision-making.

Email: mario.amore@unibocconi.it

Telephone: +39 02 5836 3461

Joseph P H Fan

Joseph P H Fan is a Professor at Department of Finance at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Professor Fan is a world leading expert and one of the most cited researchers in finance and governance of emerging market corporations. His research topics cover organizational pyramids, finance, and governance of Chinese SOEs, and succession, marriage, ownership structure and governance of business families in Asia and China.

Email: pjfan@cuhk.edu.hk

Telephone: +852 3943 7839

Nicolai Juul Foss

Nicolai Juul Foss is a Professor of Strategy at Copenhagen Business School. He is one of the most well-published and cited European management scholars. He has made important contributions to the study of strategy, organization, and entrepreneurship, for example, breaking new ground in terms of stressing the need for microfoundations and for embedding the study of innovation and knowledge in governance perspectives.

Email: njf.si@cbs.dk 

Kasper Nielsen

Kasper Nielsen is a Professor at Department of Finance, Copenhagen Business School. His research interest is applied microeconometrics in the areas of corporate and household finance. He has studied the consequence of family succession on firm performance, the value of independent directors, and why individuals shy away from stocks.

Email: kmn.fi@cbs.dk 

Telephone: +45 38153593

Daniela Scur

Daniela Scur is an Assistant Professor of Strategy at Cornell University. Her fields of interest are Organizational economics and development economics. She is interested in organizations and how organizational practices affect productivity and labour outcomes across countries and industries. She studies organizational economics with a focus on emerging economies and developing countries.

Email: dscur@cornell.edu 

Elena Simintzi

Elena Simintzi is an Assistant Professor of Finance at Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina. Her research interests are Finance, innovation, entrepreneurship and labour economics.

Email: elena_Simintzi@kenan-flagler.unc.edu

Peter Normann Sørensen

Peter Normann Sørensen is a Professor at Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen. His primary fields of interest are Asymmetric Information in Finance and Economics, Herding Behavior, Prediction Markets and Microstructure of Financial Markets. 

Email: peter.norman.sorensen@econ.ku.dk

Telephone: +45 35323056

Margarita Tsoutsoura

Margarita Tsoutsoura is an Associate Professor at Department of Finance, Cornell University. She has several research projects studying family firms and privately held firms. She is also interested in corporate governance as well as the effects of corruption and tax evasion. Her specialties are: Corporate Finance, Entrepreneurship and Family Firms.

Email: tsoutsoura@cornell.edu 

Yapana Wiwattanakantang

Yapana Wiwattanakantang is an Associate Professor at National University of Singapore. Her research interests are Behaviour and performance of family firms, Business groups, Corporate finance and Corporate governance.

Email: bizyw@nus.edu.sg

Telephone: 65 6516 1912

Daniel Wolfenzon

Daniel Wolfenzon is Professor of Finance and Economics at Columbia Business School. His research interests are in corporate finance and organizational economics. He has studied control sharing in small firms, the effects of investor protection on ownership concentration, and the structure of business groups around the world. His most recent research focuses on family firms.

Email: dw2382@gsb.columbia.edu

Telephone: 212-851-1803

Stefan Zeume

Stefan Zeume is an Assistant Professor of Finance at Gies College of Business, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign . Stefan's research focuses on agency conflicts and the dark side of finance. His focus is on corporate finance and regulation. In particular the interplay between firms' institutional environment - such as law enforcement and labor market regulation - and firms' competitiveness.

Email: zeume@umich.edu

Telephone: +734 764-8127

Hsi-Mei Chung

Hsi-Mei Chung is Professor at the Department of Business Administraiton at I-Shou University, Taiwan. Her research interests include governance and strategy issues in family businesses and family business group. Dr. Chung aims to push the long-lasting plan of family businesses and keeps good collaborative relationships with multiple research and practical institutions around the world.

Email: smchung@isu.edu.tw

Telephone: 886-928397840

Vikas Mehrotra

Vikas Mehrotra is Professor of Finance at the University of Alberta School of Business. His primary fields of interest are family business, corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, capital structure, and international financial markets.

Email: vmehrotr@ualberta.ca

Telephone: (780) 492-2976


FAMBUSS Research Group, Junior Members

Antione Bertheau

Antoine Bertheau is a Post Doc at Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen. His research interests are labor, personnel and organizational economics. 

Email:  antoine.bertheau@econ.ku.dk

Brian Henry

Brian Henry is a Research Fellow at INSEAD Business School, France. Brian was awarded a PhD in Social and Economic History from Trinity College Dublin in 1992 for his study of urban Dublin in the late 18th century. As a business case writer, Brian has written many studies about family-run companies in collaboration with Professor Morten Bennedsen.

Email: brian.henry@insead.edu

Esther Olga Maïlys Chevrot

Esther Chevrot-Bianco is a Post-Doctoral researcher at Goethe University in Frankfurt. She completed her Ph.D. in economics in September 2021 at the FAMBBUSS center at the University of Copenhagen. Previously, she visited Yale University as a Fox International Fellow. In her projects, she studies various aspects of firm governance, as well as the effect of market institutions. Broadly, her research interests are in organizational, institutional, and gender economics.

Email: esther.chevrot-bianco@econ.ku.dk

Telephone: +45 42342634

Maria Alejandra Betancourt Hurtado

Maria Schlier is a Ph.D. student at Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen. Maria is a graduate from the Paris School of Economics. Her research interests are in applied microeconomics in the areas of entrepreneurship, corporate governance, leadership and labor economics.

Email: maria.schlier@econ.ku.dk

Telephone: +45 35337396

Bordin Bordeerath

Bordin Bordeerath is an external researcher at FAMBUSS. He was Post Doc in FAMBUSS from September 2020 - July 2021, after recieving his Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Alberta in 2020.

Bordin Bordeerath is currently a lecturer at Thammasat Business School, Thammasat University, Bangkok. His research interests lie in empirical corporate finance and corporate governance of family firms.

UCPH E-mail: bordin.bordeerath@econ.ku.dk

Zeyu Zhao

Zeyu Zhao is a Ph.D. student at the Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen. His research interests are corporate finance, political economics and behavioral economics.

Email: zzh@econ.ku.dk

Artemis Yang

Artemis Yang is a Pre-Doc Research Assistant at Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen.

Email: artemis.yang@econ.ku.dk 

Maithili Modi

Maithili Dipak Modi is a Pre-Doc Research Assistant at Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen.

Email: maithili.modi@econ.ku.dk

Jiyoung Kim

Jiyoung Kim is a Pre-Doc Research Assistant at Columbia University.

E-mail: jk4465@columbia.edu

MengiLi

Mengqi Li is a Pre-Doc Research Assistant at the Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen.

E-mail: mengqi.li@econ.ku.dk

Yi-Chun Lu

Yi-Chun (Louise) Lu is a visiting Post Doc at FAMBUSS. She completed her Ph.D. at the Department of Business Management, National Sun Yat-Sen University in Kaoshiung City, Taiwan, and is currently a Research Assistant at I-Shou University. Her research interests include family business, family business group and corporate governance.

E-mail: miffylouise@gmail.com

Telephone: +886-980-120-867

Justin Bloesch Justin Bloesch is an external researcher at FAMBUSS. He is a Ph.D. student at the Department of Economics at Harvard University. His research interests include the effect of worker specialization on wages and firm outcomes.

FAMBUSS Administration

Lartey Godwin Lawson

Lartey Godwin Lawson is a Data Manager at the Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen.

Email:  lgl@econ.ku.dk

Telephone: +45 35327382

Pernille Bang

Pernille Bang is a Data Manager at the Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen.

Email: pernille.bang@econ.ku.dk

Telephone: +45 35337295

Michelle Peled

Michelle Peled is the FAMBUSS Administrator at the Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen.

Email: michelle.peled@econ.ku.dk

Telephone: +45 35324457