• KY16 9AL

    United Kingdom

Accepting Postgraduate Research Students

PhD projects

1. Firms and Innovation: What is the effect of different types of financing, esp, financing by providers such as venture capital (VC), private equity (PE) firms, angel investors on innovation policy or patenting activity of firms? What is the impact of firm financial policies such as risk management, hedging etc on innovation and patenting?
2. Taxation and Innovation: How do different elements of taxation of venture capital firms, investors, and entrepreneurs affect innovation policy in private and/or public firms?
3. Banking and Innovation: What is the effect of changes in patenting on the quantity and type of loans or financing provided by banks or other financial institutions?
4. Bias in research: What is the effect of cognitive biases on the type and quality of research citations?
5. Mergers and acquisitions: What is the effect of takeover regulation across the world on target shareholders’ returns, on acquirer shareholders’ returns?

Personal profile

Research interests

    • Corporate Innovation

    • Venture Capital

    • Entrepreneurship
    • Mergers and Acquisitions

    • Corporate Governance

Research overview

Sapnoti is a financial economist who works primarily in the area of corporate innovation, Venture Capital, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), and financial regulation. Her research interests include evaluating the ways in which regulation affects firms, and the interactions between firms.  She investigates the ways by which financial regulation can affect strategic behaviour of firms, especially mergers and acquisitions policy, innovation policy, and risk management policy.


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