Publications

Books

The Family Business Planning Map – Assets and Roadblocks in Long Term Planning. Morten Bennedsen and with Joseph P. Fan, Chinese University of Hong Kong. Prentice MacMillian, October2014.

The essence of Family Business, to be published fall 2020.​

Roots: Stories about families in business, to be published spring 2021.

Published and forthcoming articles in international journals and chapters in books

Do CEOs matter: Evidence from CEO Hospitalization Events. Morten Bennedsen, Francisco Peréz-Gonzáles and Daniel Wolfenzon,  Journal of Finance, VOL. LXXV, NO. 4 • August 2020. 

Drivers of Effort: Evidence from Employee Absenteeism. Morten Bennedsen, Margarita Tsoutsoura and Daniel Wolfenzon. Journal of Financial Economics, Volume 133, Issue 3, September 2019, Pages 658-684.

CEO Education and Corporate Environmental Footprint. Mario Daniele Amore, Morten Bennedsen, Birthe Larsen and Philip Rosenbaum. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Volume 94, March 2019, Pages 254-273.

Corporate Tax Havens and Transparency. Morten Bennedsen and Stefan Zeume. The Review of Financial Studies, Volume 31, Issue 4, 1 April 2018, Pages 1221–1264. Editor’s choice and lead article.

The Real Effects of Transparency on Within Firm Gender Pay Disparities. Morten Bennedsen, Elena Simintzi, Margarita Tsoutsoura and Daniel Wolfenzon. Journal of Finance, forthcoming.

Family Firms and Labour Market Reforms. Morten Bennedsen, Sterling Huang, Hannes Wagner and Stefan Zeume. Journal of Corporate Financial Studies, forthcoming.

Do firms respond to gender pay gap disclosure?  Morten Bennedsen, Elena Simintzi, Margarita Tsoutsoura and Daniel Wolfenzon.  Journal of Finance, forthcoming. Read pre-print.

Working papers for distribution or under revision

Preserving job matches during the COVID-19 pandemic: firm-level evidence on the role of government aid. Morten Bennedsen, Birthe Larsen, Ian Schmutte and Daniela Scur. Read pre-print. 
(Frontarticle in CEPR Covid Economics, discussed in the Bartleby Coloumn in the Economist, synthesized in VOXEU and generated more than 20 media article and TV/radio coverage).

Dynastic control without Ownership: Evidence from post-war Japan. Morten Bennedsen, Vikas Mehrota, Jungwook Shim and Yupana Wiwattanakatang. 

Back to the Future: Professional to Family CEO and performance in family firms. Morten Bennedsen, Mario Amore, Isabella Breton-Miller and Daniel Miller.

Cases

How to be the right owner: Family transition in Haldor Topsoe, Denmark. Part A. By Morten Bennedsen, Brian Henry and Steen Thomsen. INSEAD August 2020.

How to be the right owner: Family transition in Haldor Topsoe, Denmark. Part B. By Morten Bennedsen, Brian Henry and Steen Thomsen. INSEAD August 2020.

YC Wang: The Question of Succession at Formosa Plastic Group, Taiwan. By Morten Bennedsen, Yi-Lu Chun, Hsi-Mei Chung and Brian Henry. INSEAD August 2020. 

Ruling from the Grave: A family Succession Controversy at the Taiwanese Evergreen Group (New and Revised Version) with Teaching Note. By Morten Bennedsen, Yi-Lu Chun, Hsi-Mei Chung and Brian Henry. INSEAD 26 March 2020. 

1600 Years Family Firms: The Leadership Model of the Hénokiens, Written by Morten Bennedsen and Brian Henry, INSEAD February 2019.

Hénokiens: The Family Firm Who Made History, Part B, Written by Morten Bennedsen and Brian Henry. INSEAD February 2019. 69 pages.

Did Apple Pay Too Little Tax? Appealing the EU Ruling on Illegal State Aid. Written by Morten Bennedsen, Brian Henry, Alexandra Roulet and Mark Stabile. Published May 2018. INSEAD.

Leaks, Dumps and Whistleblowers: Tax Havens and Wealth Inequality, by Morten Bennedsen, Brian Henry, Alexandra Roulet, Mark Stabile, published: March 2018.

Brunata International A/S – Succession and Professionalization of Family Business. Part A: Challenges of Succession, by Morten Bennedsen, Brian Henry and Ellen Korsager. February 2018.

Brunata International A/S – Succession and Professionalization of Family Business. Part B: Challenges of Professionalization, by Morten Bennedsen, Brian Henry and Ellen Korsager. February 2018.

Samsung B: Family Assets and Roadblocks (B) - Heart Attack Puts Succession Planning at Risk, by Morten Bennedsen, Brian Henry, Yupana Wiwattanakantang, published: 27 Nov 2017 INSEAD

Samsung B: Family Assets and Roadblocks (B) - Heart Attack Puts Succession Planning at Risk, by Morten Bennedsen, Brian Henry, Yupana Wiwattanakantang, published: 27 Nov 2017 INSEAD

Samsung Part 3: Family Assets and Roadblocks (C) - Court Calls 'Time Out' on Lee Jae-yong, by Morten Bennedsen, Brian Henry, Yupana Wiwattanakantang, published: 27 Nov 2017 INSEAD

Hankook Chinaware: Confucianism and Filial Piety within Values-based Leadership, joined with Brian Henry, Published by INSEAD, September 25, 2018.

Gender Inequality: Why Do Women Make Sixteen Percent Less than Men Do?. Morten Bennedsen, Brian Henry, Alexandra roulette and Mark Stabile. Pre-Release Version, INSEAD.

Contesting the Will: Limits of Ruling from the Grave: Controversy Strikes a Family Succession in the Taiwanese Evergreen Group. Morten Bennedsen, Chung Hsi-Mei, Brian Henry and Lu Yi-Chun. February 2018.

To Reduce Unemployment, French President Macron Reforms the Labour Market. Morten Bennedsen, Brian Henry, Alexandra Roulet, Mark Stabile ,published: 29 Jan 2018.

Samsung A: Family Assets and Roadblocks (A) - Drivers of Success, Family Assets and Business Strategy. Morten Bennedsen, Brian Henry, Yupana Wiwattanakantang, published: 27 Nov 2017 INSEAD

Samsung B: Family Assets and Roadblocks (B) - Heart Attack Puts Succession Planning at Risk. Morten Bennedsen, Brian Henry, Yupana Wiwattanakantang, published: 27 Nov 2017 INSEAD

Samsung Part 3:  Family Assets and Roadblocks (C) - Court Calls 'Time Out' on Lee Jae-yong. Morten Bennedsen, Brian Henry, Yupana Wiwattanakantang, published: 27 Nov 2017 INSEAD

Hankook Chinaware: Confucianism and Filial Piety within Values-based Leadership. Morten Bennedsen and Brian Henry, Published by INSEAD, fall 2017.

Servientrega: Founders in Competition. Morten Bennedsen, published in INSEAD, Feb, 2017

Carvajal: Insights from a 113-year-old Family-Run Firm in Colombia. Morten Bennedsen, published in INSEAD, Jan, 2017

Leonisa: Family Splits over Direction of Fashion Empire. Morten Bennedsen, Published in INSEAD, Jan, 2017

Brunata - Taking the Two Steps Backward in the Executive Suite (A): A Tale of Father and Eldest Son. Morten Bennedsen, Ellen Korsager, Brian Henry , May 2017

Did Apple Pay too Little Tax to Ireland? Both Appeal EU Decision on Illegal State Aid. Morten Bennedsen, Mark Stabile and Brian Henry.

Publications in Danish

Ledelsespraksis i danske små og mellemstore virksomheder. Morten Bennedsen and Matilde Dyrberg Stjernstrøm. Published by FAMBUSS, University of Copenhagen, April 2020. 

Ejerledelse I Danmark Rapport 6: De markedsmæssige og institutionelle udfordringer ved ejerskifte. Morten Bennedsen and Kasper M. Nielsen. Published by Center for Ownermanaged Firms. May 2019.

Ejerledelse I Danmark Rapport 4: Det gode ejerskifte. Morten Bennedsen and Kasper M. Nielsen. Published by Center for Ownermanaged Firms.

Planlægning af ejerskifte i mellemstore danske virksomheder Erfaringer og udfordringer. Morten Bennedsen and Kasper M. Nielsen, published by Axcell Future, August 2017.