Three Essays On Bank Lending And Corporate Finance, 2013 McMaster University
Three Essays On Bank Lending And Corporate Finance, Liqiang Chen
Open Access Dissertations and Theses
This thesis includes three essays on several important topics in empirical finance: Chief Executive Officer (CEO) risk-taking incentives, the cost and syndicate structure of bank loans and corporate investments with internal funds. This thesis contributes to these aspects of finance literature and the three essays are presented in Chapter 2, 3 and 4.
The first essay investigates how implicit contractual relationship between creditors and borrowers attenuates the conflict of interest between creditors and shareholders that arises from CEO compensation contracts when a corporation can be considered a nexus of explicit and implicit contractual relationships among stakeholders. We find that bank ...
Assessing Revenue Managers' Level Of Trust In Information Systems: An Exploratory Study Of Las Vegas Casino Resorts, 2013 University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Assessing Revenue Managers' Level Of Trust In Information Systems: An Exploratory Study Of Las Vegas Casino Resorts, Landon Taylor Shores
UNLV Theses/Dissertations/Professional Papers/Capstones
This study examined revenue managers' level of trust in their revenue management system (RMS) at Las Vegas casino resorts. The study utilized an e-mail interview to measure revenue managers' attitudes about their RMS's degree of reliability and dependability, the degree to which they trust their RMS's pricing recommendations, and if a revenue manager's level of trust in technology had any effect on their likelihood of trusting their RMS.
The study invited 11 property and corporate revenue managers from Las Vegas casino resorts to participate in an e-mail interview, with nine revenue managers agreeing to participate. The main ...
Women As Leaders In Differing Microfinance Models, 2013 Salve Regina University
Women As Leaders In Differing Microfinance Models, Rae M. Randleman
Journal of Interdisciplinary Feminist Thought
One of the original microfinance institutions (MFIs) is Grameen Bank in Bangladesh and the founder of the bank is Muhammad Yunus (2007). Yunus (2007) initiated a discourse that stated that microloans granted to women resulted in, among other things, increased female empowerment. Much of the global microfinance industry (MFI) has mimicked Yunus’ focus on women and thus created a global master narrative which stated that the capitalist system of credit provided to marginalized women can alleviate poverty and empower women. Other development organizations contend that by itself microfinance cannot empower women; empowerment also requires long-term efforts to influence change in ...
Standard Setting Should Remain In The Private Sector, 2013 St. John Fisher College
Standard Setting Should Remain In The Private Sector, Nichole Calhoun
Undergraduate Review: a Journal of Undergraduate Student Research
"In lieu of an abstract, below is the essay's first paragraph.
The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) is the body that establishes accounting standards in the United States. The FASB has a specific operating procedure that it goes through before it will issue a statement for a new standard. During the early stages of this process, a task force is appointed to research a topic of concern and a memorandum is issued to invite discussion. Then there is a public comment period, during which information from and views of interested parties are accepted and reviewed. Some parties that often ...
Relationship Between Interest Rate And Bank Common Stock Return: Evidence From The Top 10 United States Banks And Financial Sector Index, Hieu Trung Tran
Honors Projects in Finance
This research paper investigates the effect of changes in long-term interest rates on the returns of the top 10 US banks included in the Financial Sector Index. There are three main parts of this paper.
The first part uses the Augmented Dickey-Fuller (ADF) test to test the “Random Walk” of banks’ common stock returns. Based on the test’s results, returns of banks’ common stock do not solely follow the “Random Walk”.
In the second part, the Two-Factor Arbitrage Pricing Theory is employed to test the effect of changes in long-term interest rate on the return of banks’ common stocks ...
A Statistical Analysis Of Public Sector Corruption And Economic Growth, 2013 Claremont Colleges
A Statistical Analysis Of Public Sector Corruption And Economic Growth, Kaycea Campbell
LUX: A Journal of Transdisciplinary Writing and Research from Claremont Graduate University
This study reports on the results of a statistical analysis in which the relationship between the independent variable of corruption, as measured by the World Bank, and the dependent variable of economic growth, as measured by percentage of GDP growth per year, was examined. The purpose of this study is to apply empirical methods to the debate on corruption and growth, in which neoclassical theory predicts that corruption retards growth but in which other models, such as Lewis growth and the Kuznets Curve, suggest that corruption may actually speed up growth in underdeveloped countries. The main finding of the study ...
Common Sense And Civic Virtue: Institutional Investors, Responsible Ownership, And The Democratic Ideal, 2013 University of Massachusetts Boston
Common Sense And Civic Virtue: Institutional Investors, Responsible Ownership, And The Democratic Ideal, Marcy Murninghan
New England Journal of Public Policy
On matters of governance, the people’s good is the highest law, as Cicero said two millennia ago. Unfortunately, these days personal greed has trumped the people’s good, enflaming the current governance crisis affecting our public, nonprofit, and private spheres. The spate of corporate governance scandals over the past several years jeopardizes equity investments, harms beneficiaries, and weakens global capital markets. The remedy is not just more laws and regulation but revitalization of the system of corporate checks and balances that already exists. To get better corporate governance, corporate shareowners, especially institutional investors, need to assert their rights and ...
The Potential Cost And Value Of Erm, 2013 University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
The Potential Cost And Value Of Erm, Michelle M. Harner
The concept of enterprise risk managment (ERM) as a holistic approach to managing a company's risk profile has tremendous appeal. However, companies are frequently skeptical about its value and whether the results will justify the cost, effort, and challenges of implementing a meaningful ERM process. This report considers some of those concerns and highlights the governance, compliance, and cultural value of ERM.
Coporate Governance, Institutional Ownership, And The Decision To Pay The Amount Of Dividends: Evidence From Usa, John Obradovich, Amarjit Gill
Faculty Publications and Presentations
The decision to pay dividends is influenced by many financial factors. The purpose of this study is to find the relationships between corporate governance, institutional ownership, and the decision to pay dividends in American service firms. A sample of 296 American firms listed on New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) for a period of 3 years (from 2009-2011) was selected. This study applied a co-relational and non-experimental research design. The findings of this study indicate that the decision to pay dividends is a positive function of board size, CEO duality, and internationalization of the firm, and a negative function of institutional ...
The Impact Of Corporate Governance And Financial Leverage On The Value Of American Firms, 2013 Liberty University
The Impact Of Corporate Governance And Financial Leverage On The Value Of American Firms, John Obradovich, Amarjit Gill
Faculty Publications and Presentations
This study examines the impact of corporate governance and financial leverage on the value of American firms. This study also seeks to extend the findings of Gill and Mathur (2011a). A sample of 333 firms listed on New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) for a period of 3 years from 2009-2011 was selected. The co-relational and non-experimental research design was used to conduct this study. Overall, findings show that larger board size negatively impacts the value of American firms, and CEO duality, audit committee, financial leverage, firm size, return on assets, and insider holdings positively impact the value of American firms ...
Does “Good” Corporate Governance Help In A Crisis? The Impact Of Country- And Firm-Level Governance Mechanisms In The European Financial Crisis, Marc Van Essen, Peter-Jan Engelen, Michael Carney
Marc van Essen
Hierarchical linear modeling shows that 25 percent of the heterogeneity in firm performance is among countries, indicating the importance of including country-level institutions in our analyses. In the context of the crisis we find that the general quality of the legal system and creditor rights protection are positively related to firm performance but protection for equity investors is not. Contrary to good governance prescriptions, we find that board characteristics associated with vigilant monitoring perform worse in a financial crisis. In a crisis, CEO duality is associated with better performance and the number of board subcommittees has a negative impact. Board ...
Teaching Amidst Transformation: Integrating Global Perspectives On The Financial Crisis Into The Classroom, 2013 University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Teaching Amidst Transformation: Integrating Global Perspectives On The Financial Crisis Into The Classroom, Shruti Rana
Teaching during tumultuous times requires creativity, but the lessons that emerge during times of crisis can also enrich classroom discussion by underscoring different perspectives and potential solutions to traditional classroom problems. This essay describes some methods for using examples from the recent financial crisis in the classroom, with the aim of enhancing comparative analyses and tying traditional financial concepts to broader themes stemming from the financial crisis.
Shareholders And Social Welfare, 2013 University of Pennsylvania Law School
Teaching Federal Corporate Law, 2013 University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Teaching Federal Corporate Law, Verity Winship
Journal of Business & Technology Law
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Strengthening Financial Reporting: An Essay On Expanding The Auditor’S Opinion Letter, James D. Cox
Users of financial statements, foremost of which are investors, have a voracious appetite for information that better enables them to assess the financial position and performance of the reporting firm. Even though financial statements purport to address their needs, because the statements, which are prepared by the firm’s managers, conceal a range of managerial estimates, assumptions, judgments, and choices, investors are deprived of the most fundamental kernel of information they seek, namely the overall quality of the financial reports themselves. In this Article, the author sets forth several modest steps that would enhance the overall quality of financial reporting ...
Private Equity Firms As Gatekeepers, 2013 Duke Law
Private Equity Firms As Gatekeepers, Elizabeth De Fontenay
Notwithstanding the considerable media and regulatory attention private equity receives, there continues to be substantial confusion about what private equity does and whether this creates value. Calls for more aggressive regulation of the industry reflect a skeptical view of private equity as – at best – a zero-sum game, in which profits are generated only at the expense of other constituencies. The standard defense of private equity points to its corporate governance advantages as a source of value. This Article identifies an overlooked and increasingly important way in which private equity creates value: private equity firms act as gatekeepers in the debt ...
Insider Trading Restrictions And Top Executive Compensation, 2013 Purdue University
Insider Trading Restrictions And Top Executive Compensation, David J. Denis, Jin Xu
Purdue CIBER Working Papers
The use of equity incentives is significantly greater in countries with stronger insider trading restrictions, and these higher incentives are associated with higher total pay. These findings are robust to alternative definitions of insider trading restrictions and enforcement, and to panel regressions with country fixed effects. We also find significant increases in top executive pay and the use of equity-based incentives in the period immediately following the initial enforcement of insider trading laws. We conclude that insider trading laws are one channel through which cross-country differences in pay practices can be explained.
Strategic Planning: A Dynamic Process, 2013 California Polytechnic State University
Strategic Planning: A Dynamic Process, Steven Slezak
A presentation outlining the steps taken to produce a thorough strategic business plan, along with the supporting analysis.
What Is Strategy?, 2013 California Polytechnic State University
What Is Strategy?, Steven Slezak
A presentation outlining the nature of strategy, emphasizing its paradoxical nature, describing its structure, and describing competitive advantage and the value chain.
Adapting To The New Shareholder-Centric Reality, 2013 University of Pennsylvania Law School
Adapting To The New Shareholder-Centric Reality, Edward B. Rock
After more than eighty years of sustained attention, the master problem of U.S. corporate law—the separation of ownership and control—has mostly been brought under control. This resolution has occurred more through changes in market and corporate practices than through changes in the law. This Article explores how corporate law and practice are adapting to the new shareholder-centric reality that has emerged.
Because solving the shareholder–manager agency cost problem aggravates shareholder–creditor agency costs, I focus on implications for creditors. After considering how debt contracts, compensation arrangements, and governance structures can work together to limit shareholder–creditor ...