Gillian Maciver

Adam Smith Business School, Room 553, West Quadrangle, Main Building, Glasgow G12 8QQ

Tel. 0141-330 6693

Research title

Predicting Regulatory Drug Approvals for the US Pharmaceutical Industry

Research summary

I investigate whether certain patent characteristics and firm-level publishing behaviour can be utilised to predict regulatory drug approval outcomes by the United States Food and Drug Administration.


Danbolt, J and Maciver, G. (2013) Cross-border versus domestic acquisitions and the impact on shareholder wealth.  Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, 39(7-8), pp. 1028-1067. (doi:10.1111/j. 1468-5957.2012.02294.x)


Scottish Doctoral Colloquium in Accounting and Finance, Strathclyde Business School, 5th June 2018.


Courses Taught:

Dissertation and Research Methods (MAcc, MFin and MSc).

Dissertation and Research Methods (BAcc Senior Honours).

PhD Master Class in Accounting and Finance: Database Availability and Content.

Additional information

I have been a Research Associate in the Accounting and Finance Subject Group of the Adam Smith Business School since 2003.

Educational Background:

MSc in Business Economics, Strathclyde University, 1994-1995.

BA (Hons) in Economics, Heriot-Watt University, 1984-1988.