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FORSYTH MICHAEL

Forsth Michael is a doctoral student at the Aberdeen Business School. he has published in the Journal of Global Business, American Business Review, and the Journal of International Business (forthcoming). He has also presented papers at conferences such as the IESE M&A Symposium, British Academy of Management, British Accounting Association, Irish Accounting and Finance Association, International Academy of Linguistics and Behavioural and Social Sciences and other international conferences.


FRÜHWIRTH MANFRED

Manfred Frühwirth is Associate Professor and Vice Head of the Institute for Finance, Department of Corporate Finance, at Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, where he achieved both his doctorate in 1999 and his habilitation in 2003.

He designed and held courses at Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, at Bordeaux Business School, at the University of Bratislava, at Budapest University of Economic Sciences, at Kiev National University of Economic Sciences, at the University of Applied Sciences (field "Banking and Finance") and at various other organizations. The courses held contain capital budgeting, financial management, portfolio management, cost of capital, financial planning, international finance, mergers and acquisitions, bond pricing, option pricing and cost accounting. Intercultural experience was particularly gained by teaching various courses in the JOSZEF program (special program for young Eastern European students becoming future top managers), in the CEMS program, in the International MBA program organized by the University of South Carolina and Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration and in the MBA for Supply-Chain Management program organized by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich (ETH Zürich). For the Finance course in the International MBA program 2001/2002 he was awarded the Outstanding Teaching Award. For the Global Finance I course in the International MBA program 2004 he was awarded the Teacher of the Year Award. He was invited for a visiting professorship at Bordeaux School of Management in the spring terms 2003 and 2004. His research activities focus on theoretical and practical problems in bond pricing (e.g. yield computation, term structure estimation, interest rate risk, credit risk, pricing of floating rate notes), capital structure optimization, business valuation, estimation of the market risk premium, earnings management, real options, as well as taxes and accounting (cost accounting, tax strategies).

He held research presentations at Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, at the University of Vienna, at the Technical University of Vienna, at Karl-Franzens-University in Graz, at Leopold-Franzens-University in Innsbruck, at the Danube University in Krems, at Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich, at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt, at Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, at Copenhagen Business School, at Bocconi University in Milano, at University of Lille, at the Swiss-Italian University in Lugano, at Hamburg University, at the University of Konstanz, at Boston University, at Vienna Stock Exchange, at the Austrian Institute of Economic Research and at the Austrian Institute of Advanced Studies. For the summer term 2003 he was invited for the Chair in Risk Management Research at the University of Antwerp.

He published research papers, among others, on pricing floating rate notes subject to default risk ("A Pricing Model for Secondary-Market-Yield Based Floating Rate Notes Subject to Default Risk", in the European Journal of Operational Research), on the optimal capital structure with special attention to equity tax shields (in "Zeitschrift für betriebswirtschaftliche Forschung", together with Stefan Bogner and Andreas Höger), on the Heath/Jarrow/Morton duration and convexity ("The Heath/Jarrow/Morton Duration and Convexity - A Generalized Approach", in the International Journal of Theoretical and Applied Finance), on the optimal timing of the transfer of hidden reserves ("The Optimal Timing of the Transfer of Hidden Reserves in the German and Austrian Tax Systems", in the International Journal of Intelligent Systems in Acounting, Finance and Management) and on business valuation with special attention to equity tax shields (in "Schmalenbach Business Review", together with Stefan Bogner and Markus Schwaiger). In addition, he published books on yield computation and on the pricing of floating rate notes subject to credit risk. For his research performance he received the Stephan-Koren Prize for the best Ph.D. thesis at Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration in 1999.

He is a member of the Austrian Working Group on Banking and Finance, the German Finance Association, the Association of University Professors of Management, the European Financial Management Association, the European Accounting Association, the EURO Working Group on Financial Modelling and the American Accounting Association. He was a member of the Programme Committee of the 2004 European Financial Management Association Conference in Basel. He was a referee for the European Journal of Operational Research, for the International Journal of Intelligent Systems in Accounting, Finance and Management, for Schmalenbach Business Review, for Journal für Betriebswirtschaft, for Campus for Finance and for the Annual Conference of the Swiss Society for Financial Markets Research. From 2000 until 2002 he was head of the area "Financial Markets" at the University of Applied Sciences (field "Banking and Finance") in Vienna. In addition, he consulted in the establishment of the curriculum of the Ueberreuter Portfolio Academy.