Dr Thomas Kirchmaier

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Position: Lecturer in Business Economics and Strategy
Academic unit: Innovation, Management and Policy
 

Biography

Dr Tom Kirchmaier is a Lecturer in Business Economics at Manchester Business School and Fellow of the Financial Markets Group, London School of Economics. He also holds a PhD and MSc in Management from the LSE, and a MSc equivalent in Economics from the University of Regensburg, Germany.

Tom’s interests lie in understanding the drivers of firm performance in two particular areas:

Firstly, on corporate governance in financial and non-financial firms, and here specifically on Corporate Boards. Tom has built a very extensive global datasets on corporate boards, and is now working amongst others on papers on Boards of Banks, Shareholder Empowerment and Bank Bailout, Female Boardroom Labour Market, Women in Finance, as well as linking School Types to Boardroom Access.

Secondly, he is interested in questions related to optimising organisation using large datasets of structured and unstructured data - commonly known as 'Big Data'. Applications include a research project with BMW on reducing risk in a global supply chain (featured in the Financial Times), work with AUDI on retail network optimisation, and extensive work with a large Police Force in the UK on a number of organisational questions.

Tom's working papers can be found on SSRN: http://ssrn.com/author=346392.

Tom has been the UK academic representative of the Foundation of German Business (Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft) from its inception in the UK 10 years ago until today. You can find out more information about the SDW and Tom's work there on the SDW's UK website: http://www.sdw-uk.de/

Tom’s passion for current affairs and ongoing debates in his research areas has made him a recurring feature on the world’s media like Sky News, ITV News at Ten, BBC, Bloomberg TV, Bloomberg Press (syndicated), Financial Times, Wall Street Journal and the New York Times.

Over the years, Tom has taught or advised companies and government bodies on questions ranging from small optimisation problems to major restructurings, policy issues, or acted as an independent arbitrator. The organisations include: Audi, AXA, BMW, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, European Commission (TACIS), and German Antitrust Authority.

Additional Information

Tom's working papers can be found on SSRN: http://ssrn.com/author=346392.

The two latest research papers can be found here:

1: Making it to the Top: From Female Labor Force Participation to Boardroom Gender Diversity (with Renee Adams): http://ssrn.com/abstract=2192918,

2: Shareholder Empowerment and Bank Bailouts (with Daniel Ferreira, David Kershaw, and Edmund Schuster - includes the FKKS index): http://ssrn.com/abstract=2170392.

A number of case studies on 'Big Data' in a global supply chain or the fim industry - amongst others - can be found here.

A nice example of the visualisation of 'Big Data' is a map of the social deprivation (or in reverse order the social privilege) index. The map for the UK can be found here.

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Showing 32 publication(s)

Authored book

  • Owen, Sir Geoffrey, Tom Kirchmaier and Jeremy Grant. Corporate Governance in the US and Europe: Where are we now?. Palgrave Macmillan, 2006. eScholarID:4b2344

Book contribution

  • Ferreira, Daniel and Tom Kirchmaier. "Corporate Boards in Europe: Size, Independence and Gender Diversity." In Governing Corporate Europe Post-Crisis. Facts, Context and Reforms, ed. Massimo Belcredi and Guido Ferrarini, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012. eScholarID:158454
  • Kirchmaier, Tom. "Demergers and Performance." In Handbuch Mergers & Acquisitions Management, ed. Bernd W. Wirtz, 1261-1285.Gabler, 2006. eScholarID:3b5039
  • Kirchmaier, Tom, Jeremy Grant, and Carsten Bienz. "The Corporate Governance of Private Equity." In Structuring European Private Equity, ed. J. Grant and I. Bassi, 70-85.Euromoney Publications, 2006. eScholarID:3b5040

Journal article

  • Bamiatzi, Vassiliki and Tom Kirchmaier. "Strategies for Superior Performance under Adverse Conditions: A Focus on Small and Medium Sized High-Growth Firms." International Small Business Journal (In-press) . eScholarID:176894 | DOI:10.1177/0266242612459534
  • Grant, Jeremy, Tom Kirchmaier and Jodie A. Kirshner. "Financial Tunnelling and the Mandatory Bid Rule." European Business Organization Law Review (EBOR) 10, no. 2(2009) : 233-253. eScholarID:1b5182 | DOI:10.1017/S156675290900233X
  • Owen, Geoffrey and Tom Kirchmaier. "The Changing Role of the Chairman: Impact of Corporate Governance Reform in the United Kingdom 1995-2005." European Business Organization Law Review 9(2008) : 187-213. eScholarID:1b5401 | DOI:10.1017/S1566752908001870
  • Kirchmaier, Tom and Jeremy Grant. "Corporate Ownership Structure and Performance in Europe." European Management Review 2, no. 3(2005) . eScholarID:1b9662 | DOI:10.1057/palgrave.emr.1500043
  • Kirchmaier, Tom. "Corporate Restructuring of British and German Non-financial Firms in the Late 1990s." European Management Journal 21, no. 4(2003) . eScholarID:1b9664 | DOI:10.1016/S0263-2373(03)00071-9

Conference contribution

  • Adams, Renee, and Tom Kirchmaier. 2013. Making It to the Top: From Female Labor Force Participation to Boardroom Gender Diversity. In AEA Meeting 2013. San Diego. eScholarID:166978
  • Tom Kirchmaier. 2012. Board Independence and CEO Turnover Decisions. In European Accounting Association Annual Congress 201209 May 2012 - 12 May 2012. Ljubljana. eScholarID:158451
  • Ferreira, Daniel, David Kershaw, Tom Kirchmaier, and Edmund Schuster. 2012. Shareholder Empowerment and Bank Bailouts. In Columbia-Oxford Conference on Corporate Governance after the Crisis13 January 2012 - 14 January 2012. Oxford. eScholarID:158449
  • Adams, Renee, Daniel Ferreira and Tom Kirchmaier. 2011. Board Independence and CEO Turnover Decisions. In 12th Workshop on Corporate Governance and Investment09 October 2011 - 10 October 2011. HHS Leipzig. eScholarID:158452
  • Ferreira, Daniel, Tom Kirchmaier and Daniel Metzger. 2011. Boards of Banks. In Academy of Management12 August 2011 - 16 August 2011. San Antonio, TX. eScholarID:158457
  • Adams, Renee and Tom Kirchmaier. 2011. Women in the Boardroom: A Global Perspective?. In Board Diversity and Economic Performance29 September 2011 - 30 September 2011. Copenhagen Business School. eScholarID:158450
  • Ferreira, Daniel, Tom Kirchmaier and Daniel Metzger. 2010. Boards of Banks. In EURAM 2010. Rome. eScholarID:82931
  • Ferreira, Daniel, Tom Kirchmaier and Daniel Metzger. 2010. Boards of Banks. In The Governance and Regulation of Financial Institutions. Lessons from the Crisis. CEPR & ECGI Conference: Madrid: http://www.ecgi.org/presidency/madrid2010/programme.php. eScholarID:82932
  • Bamiatzi, Vassiliki and Tom Kirchmaier. 2009. Defying the Trend: Strategies for Countering the Negative Impact of Operating in Declining Industries and Markets. In Academy of Management. Chicago. eScholarID:41734

Working paper

  • Renée Adams and Tom Kirchmaier. "Making It to the Top: From Female Labor Force Participation to Boardroom Gender Diversity." FMG Discussion Paper 715, ECGI - Finance Working Paper 347/2013(2013) . eScholarID:183900
  • Daniel Ferreira, David Kershaw, Tom Kirchmaier, and Edmund Schuster. "Shareholder Empowerment and Bank Bailouts." FMG Discussion Paper 714, AXA WP 11, ECGI - Finance Working Paper 345/2013(2012) . eScholarID:180825
  • Ferreira, Daniel, Tom Kirchmaier and Daniel Metzger. "Boards of Banks." ECGI Working Paper(2010) . eScholarID:176846

Report

  • Owen, Geoffrey and Tom Kirchmaier. 2006. The Changing Role of the Chairman. Impact of Corporate Governance Reform in the UK 1995 to 2005 on Role, Board Composition and Appointment. Chairmen's Forum.. eScholarID:5b698

Thesis

  • Kirchmaier, Tom. Mergers, Demergers, and Corporate Performance. London School of Economics, 2001. eScholarID:176866

Other

  • Financing Hollywood: The Case of Relativity Media. Tom Kirchmaier and Jeremy Grant. 2013. Case #: 113-027-1.
  • Optimising BMW's Supply Chain Using Enterprise 3.0 Concepts. Tom Kirchmaier & Li Li. 2013. Case #: 913-016-1.
  • Bucher, Jan, Jeremy Grant and Tom Kirchmaier. 2010. Metal Box: Fall of a FTSE100 Company. ECCH Case 310-085-1.
  • Kirchmaier, T., Jeremy Grant. Regeln für die Anschleicher. Kommentar, Financial Times Deutschland. (02.09.2008).
  • Kirchmaier, T., Jeremy Grant. Shining the Light on Secret Takeover Battles. Opinion & Editorial, Wall Street Journal & WSJE. (21.08.2008). http://online.wsj.com/article/SB121926749530958015.html.
  • Kirchmaier, Tom. Wiping DT's Board Clean. Opinion & Editorial, Wall Street Journal Europe. (03.07.2008). http://online.wsj.com/public/article_print/SB121503746582724453.html.
  • Kirchmaier, Tom and Geoffrey Owen. The Outsider at the Controls. Financial Times. (16.03.2006).
  • Kirchmaier, Tom and Jeremy Grant. It's All Cosmetic: Reform in Germany is only skin-deep. 2004. Opinion & Editorial, Wall Street Journal Europe. (28.01.2004).
  • Kirchmaier, Tom. Creating Value When Less Is More, Financial Times. 2001.