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Michael McCann

Michael McCann

Senior Lecturer

Nottingham Business School

Staff Group(s)
Department of Economics


Michael is a Senior Lecturer in Economics. He specialises in financial economics. His role involves developing, teaching and examining courses in economics and finance. He has been responsible for the design and development of relevant curriculum for many courses and programmes in economics, finance and business. He has also contributed greatly to the development of traditional and electronic distributive and open learning materials for courses in economics, finance and business. Michael is active in pedagogic research with particular interest in active teaching, learning and assessment in economics and finance. His subject research concerns corporate governance and the incorporation of environmental, social and governance factors into financial investment decisions. He is an active member of the Trent Institution for Teaching and Learning and the Economics Network, a community of academics collaborating to enhance economics education across UK Higher Education.

Research areas

Michael's research primarily concerns corporate governance, acquisitions and strategic decision-making.  The particular focus is the role of the market for corporate control in corporate governance.  He has expertise in using both quantitative and qualitative research methods to analyse various aspects of the acquisition process and its aftermath.

External activity

Michael is an external examiner for the University of Worcester.


(2013) The Decline in Abandoned Corporate Acquisitions in the UK: Regulatory Influences, Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance, Vol.21, No.3.

(2001) Cross-border Acquisitions: The UK Experience, Applied Economics, Vol.33, No.4, pp.457-461.

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