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Durham University

Research & business

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Dr Rebecca Stratling, Dipl Vw, PhD, PGCLTHE

Associate Professor in Economics/Finance Associate Dean (Accreditations & Quality Assurance) in the Business School
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 45379
Room number: MHL 171

Contact Dr Rebecca Stratling (email at rebecca.stratling@durham.ac.uk)

Biography

Rebecca's main research interests focus on the use of institutional economic theory to analyze institutional as well as organizational change. In terms of applied research Rebecca’s interests focus on the role of boards of directors and shareholders’ general meetings for corporate governance and performance.

Prior to the appointment at Durham in 1999 Rebecca worked for five years at the Department for Economic Theory (II) and the Research Institute for Comparative Economic Systems at the Philipps University, Marburg.

Mini Biography

Rebecca's main research interests focus on the use of institutional economic theory to analyze institutional as well as organizational change. In terms of applied research Rebecca’s interests focus on the role of boards of directors and shareholders’ general meetings for corporate governance and performance.

Research Groups

Business School

Research Interests

  • Causes and effects of national and international differences in corporate finance and corporate governance
  • The development and impact of internal mechanisms of corporate governance, and the use of institutional economic theory to analyse institutional as well as organizational change
  • The didactics of economics

Indicators of Esteem

  • 2018: Best full paper award, “Knowledge and Learning” Special Interest Group, British Academy of Management Annual Conference t:

    Best full paper award, “Knowledge and Learning” Special Interest Group, British Academy of Management Annual Conference in 2018 together with Robert McMurray and Guy Watkinson for “Excellent group work by design: Developing collaborative life-long learning through scaffolding”.

  • 2016: Guest speaker at XIII National and X International Finance Symposium, at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogota, Columbia:

    Invitation to present a paper on ‘Performance related pay: A Pandoras' box?’ at a finance symposium for academics and practitioners, XIII National and X International Finance Symposium, at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogota, Columbia.

  • 2005: Best paper award at 19th Rent Conference (Research in Entrepreneurship and Small Business) :

    Best paper award at 19th Rent Conference (Research in Entrepreneurship and Small Business) together with Frits Wijbenga and Teo J. Postma for “The influence of the venture capitalist’s governance activities on the entrepreneurial firm’s control systems and performance”.

  • 2001: Best paper award, The International Business & Economics Research Conference:

    Best paper award, The International Business & Economics Research Conference, Reno 2001 for “General meetings: A dispensable tool for corporate governance of listed companies”.

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