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Introducing new member of the CoC’s Editorial Board

The editorial team of the Corporate Ownership and Control Journal is delighted to acknowledge that another prominent expert in the field of Corporate Governance joined the Editorial Board of the journal: William L. Megginson, Professor and Price Chair in Finance at the University of Oklahoma’s Michael F. Price College of Business (USA).

During the last few years, Professor William L. Megginson has been an external reviewer of the journal “Corporate Ownership and Control”. We would like to admit the excellent attitude and high professional standards with which he attended to the task of evaluating research papers addressed to the Journal.

Apart from being a Professor and Price Chair in Finance at the University of Oklahoma, Bill Megginson is the Saudi Aramco Chair Professor in Finance at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. From 2002 to 2007, he was a voting member of the Italian Ministry of Economics and Finance’s Global Advisory Committee on Privatization.

Professor Megginson’s research interest has focused in recent years on the privatization of state-owned enterprises, sovereign wealth fund investments, energy finance, and investment banking principles and practices. He has published refereed articles in several top academic journals, including the Journal of Economic Literature, the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and Foreign Policy. His co-authored study documenting significant performance improvements in recently privatized companies received one of two Smith Breeden Distinguished Paper Awards for outstanding research published in the Journal of Finance during 1994. He is author or co-author of nine textbooks.

Professor Megginson’s research has been frequently cited in academic and professional publications. His books and articles have been cited over 17,700 times (according to Google Scholar). His co-authored privatization survey article, published in the Journal of Economic Literature in 2001, is the eighth most widely cited finance article published since 2000, and the most widely cited article published in 2001. He is associate editor for two academic journals, and has served as a privatization consultant for the New York Stock Exchange, the OECD, the IMF, the World Federation of Exchanges, and the World Bank.

We hope that geographical diversity and a wide range of expertise of our editorial board members help our authors in enhancing their papers during the review process to make them more cited and increase their academic impact.

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