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Equity Issuance And Returns To Distressed Firms, James L. Park 2011 Finance Department, the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Equity Issuance And Returns To Distressed Firms, James L. Park

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

This dissertation documents the positive relationship between financial distress and equity issuance and shows that dilution explains the low stock returns of distressed firms. When the cross-section of firms is sorted by degree of distress, the value-weighted mean of the monthly net issuance rate increases significantly from 0.05% for the safest decile portfolio to 0.95% for the highest. Moreover, the low returns of distressed firms are found only in past net issuers. The primary source of distressed equity issuances is discounted private issuances. Unlike earlier empirical studies that focus on returns to existing shareholders, I find that firms ...


The Effect Of Capability-Seeking Investments On Competition In The Information Technology Services Industry: Coevolution Of Capabilities And Corporate Scope, Joydeep Chatterjee 2011 University of Pennsylvania

The Effect Of Capability-Seeking Investments On Competition In The Information Technology Services Industry: Coevolution Of Capabilities And Corporate Scope, Joydeep Chatterjee

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

This dissertation examines the evolution of firm capabilities and the resulting effect on competitive dynamics within an industry. Specifically it examines how the development of new capabilities by firms can result in expansion of firms’ corporate scope through vertical integration and ultimately influence their competitiveness. In Chapter 2 an in-depth case study is presented to understand the strategic intent, strategy formulation, and the actual process of dynamic capability development in a leading multinational IT services corporation faced with stiff competition from foreign multinationals in its home nation. In the next chapter using a unique sample of leading publicly listed IT ...


A Macroeconomic Approach To A Firm's Capital Structure, Mitsuru Katagiri 2011 University of Pennsylvania

A Macroeconomic Approach To A Firm's Capital Structure, Mitsuru Katagiri

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

In this paper, I investigate the logic behind cross sectional dispersion of firm's capital structure. I incorporate the trade off between tax benefits and financial distress costs into a dynamic general equilibrium model with heterogeneous firms and their endogenous entry/exit, and compute an equilibrium firm distribution.

The main findings are summarized as follows. First, I find that the equilibrium distribution approximates the dispersion of firms' capital structure well. Second, I find that it simultaneously accounts for the relationship of capital structure to profitability \textit{and} firm size. The key mechanisms are the difference in responses to persistent and ...


London, Richard C. Crepeau 2011 University of Central Florida

London, Richard C. Crepeau

On Sport and Society

As some of you know I am now in London where I will spend the fall semester teaching at the Florida State University London Centre. I am not certain how this will affect my general view of the American sports scene, but I can tell you that the riots of this week have affected my ability to concentrate on sport and the issues that have arisen over the past two weeks.


Development Of Functional Indices Of Facility Occurrence Towards The Distribution Of Social Services In Lagos Island Nigeria., Augustus Atubi 2011 Selected Works

Development Of Functional Indices Of Facility Occurrence Towards The Distribution Of Social Services In Lagos Island Nigeria., Augustus Atubi

Confluence Journal Environmental Studies (CJES), Kogi State University, Nigeria

Proper coordination of transport and public facilities provision is vital to any balanced regional development strategy. The central aim of this study, therefore, is to find out what the relationship is between access to the transport network and the provision of functional indices of facility occurrence towards the distribution of social services in Lagos Island, Nigeria. In particular it seeks to find out areas that have below or above average level of facility occurrences relative to the level of accessibility. However, a pair wise correlation matrix of the eleven (11) variables employed in the index construction was carried out. The ...


Ethics In Publishing (10 Presentations), Susan R. Madsen, Jim Davis 2011 Utah Valley University

Ethics In Publishing (10 Presentations), Susan R. Madsen, Jim Davis

Susan R. Madsen

To begin raising awareness of ethics and publishing concerns and educate doctoral students (future professors and practitioners) within the Academy of Management, Davis and Madsen facilitated 60-minute segments for 10 division's doctoral student consortium at the Academy of Management conference in Chicago. We brought journal editors/associate editors with us for each of our division presentation. Divisions: Business Policy & Strategy (BPS); Entrepreneurship (ENT); International Management (IMD); Managerial & Organizational Cognition (MOC); Organization & Management Theory (OMT); Organization Development & Change (ODC); Organizational Behavior (OB); Public & Nonprofit (PNP); Social Issues in Management (SIM); Technology and Innovation Management (TIM)


The Role Of Dividend Policy In Real Earnings Management, Nan Liu 2011 Georgia State University

The Role Of Dividend Policy In Real Earnings Management, Nan Liu

Accountancy Dissertations

Given the importance of historical dividend policy to firms, I investigate whether dividend payers manipulate earnings through real activities to smooth dividend levels and dividend payout ratios. Using Compustat’s Execucomp database, I find evidence that dividend policy impacts both upward and downward real earnings management. I find that payers manipulate earnings upward through real activities to mitigate the shortfall of pre-managed earnings relative to prior year dividends when pre-managed earnings are lower than dividends paid in the prior year, suggesting that dividend levels are an important earnings benchmark. I document a stronger relationship between changes in pre-managed earnings and ...


Health Information Systems Affordances: How The Materiality Of Information Technology Enables And Constrains The Work Practices Of Clinicians, Chad Anderson 2011 Georgia State University

Health Information Systems Affordances: How The Materiality Of Information Technology Enables And Constrains The Work Practices Of Clinicians, Chad Anderson

Computer Information Systems Dissertations

The IT artifact is at the core of the information systems (IS) discipline and yet most IS research does not directly theorize the IT artifact or its nomological network (Benbasat and Zmud 2003; Orlikowski and Iacono 2001). This research seeks to answer a repeated call for more direct engagement with the IT artifact and its nomological net with affordance theory adopted as the basis for this theoretical work. An exploratory case study was conducted to answer the research question, how do the material properties of health information systems enable and constrain the work practices of clinicians? The study was conducted ...


Factor Explaining The Choice Of Finance Major: Students Perception Towards The Finance Profession, Ahmed Hunjra, Kashif Rehman, Abrar Ahmad, Nadeem Safwan, Ijaz Rehman 2011 UIMS-PMAS-University of Arid Agriculture Rawalpindi

Factor Explaining The Choice Of Finance Major: Students Perception Towards The Finance Profession, Ahmed Hunjra, Kashif Rehman, Abrar Ahmad, Nadeem Safwan, Ijaz Rehman

Ahmed Imran Hunjra

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Interview With Christian Ettinger, Hopworks, 2011 (Audio), Christian Ettinger 2011 Portland State University

Interview With Christian Ettinger, Hopworks, 2011 (Audio), Christian Ettinger

All Sustainability History Project Oral Histories

Interview of Christian Ettinger by Scott Demming at Hopworks SE Portland, Oregon on August 10th, 2011.

The interview index is available for download.


Interview With Jessica Beckett, Free Geek, 2011 (Audio), Jessica Beckett 2011 Portland State University

Interview With Jessica Beckett, Free Geek, 2011 (Audio), Jessica Beckett

All Sustainability History Project Oral Histories

Interview of Jessica Beckett by Thomas Yarbrough at Free Geek Portland, Oregon on August 10th, 2011.

The interview index is available for download.


Cutler-Hammer, Inc. (Sc 2468), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2011 Western Kentucky University

Cutler-Hammer, Inc. (Sc 2468), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2468. Correspondence and miscellaneous items related to the "Cutler-Hammer News," an employee newsletter of the Cutler-Hammer Bowling Green plant. Includes a list of potential newsletter topics as well as a list of "Corner Talk" articles written by the plant manager.


An Evaluation Of Pls Based Complex Models: The Roles Of Power Analysis, Predictive Relevance And Gof Index, Shahriar Akter, John D'Ambra, Pradeep Ray 2011 University of New South Wales

An Evaluation Of Pls Based Complex Models: The Roles Of Power Analysis, Predictive Relevance And Gof Index, Shahriar Akter, John D'Ambra, Pradeep Ray

Shahriar Akter

Structural equation modeling (SEM) is an important tool to estimate a network of causal relationships linking two or morecomplex concepts. The PLS approach to SEM, also known as component based SEM, is becoming more prominent forestimating large complex models due to its soft modeling assumptions. This ‘soft modeling’ refers to the greater flexibility ofPLS technique in developing and validating the complex models. However, to establish rigor in such complex modeling, thisstudy highlights the critical roles of power analysis, predictive relevance and GoF index. The findings of the study show thatpower analysis is essential to establish conjectures based on IT artifacts ...


Ii Annual International Arbitration And Mediation Moot Hong Kong August 2011, Mary Ayad 2011 Macquarie University, Sydney Australia

Ii Annual International Arbitration And Mediation Moot Hong Kong August 2011, Mary Ayad

Dr Mary B Ayad PhD

Coach for the Macquarie University Law Society Team which came in 9th place in a challenging, competitive international mooting competition that drew students from Columbia Law School, Murdoch University, New York University and Hong Kong City University, inter alia.


Aligning Green It With Environmental Strategies: Development Of A Conceptual Framework That Leverages Sustainability And Firm Competitiveness, Fabian Loeser, Koray Erek, Nils-Holger Schmidt, Rüdiger Zarnekow, Lutz Kolbe 2011 University of Goettingen

Aligning Green It With Environmental Strategies: Development Of A Conceptual Framework That Leverages Sustainability And Firm Competitiveness, Fabian Loeser, Koray Erek, Nils-Holger Schmidt, Rüdiger Zarnekow, Lutz Kolbe

Fabian Loeser

Environmental technologies are becoming increasingly important for business firms to reduce environmental impacts anddifferentiate from competitors. In this paper, fundamental approaches of strategic management are presented and the strategicsignificance of sustainability initiatives and Green Information Technology (Green IT) is analyzed. Environmental strategiesare introduced and the importance of strategically aligning the business, sustainability, and IT domain is highlighted. Weargue that there is no consistent approach for aligning Green IT with sustainability goals and business objectives so far. Toclose this research gap, we integrate Green IT into the concept of IT strategy and develop the Strategic Green IT AlignmentFramework (SGITAF), which could ...


Introduction To The Demography Volume, Samuel Bacharach, Pamela Tolbert 2011 Cornell University

Introduction To The Demography Volume, Samuel Bacharach, Pamela Tolbert

Pamela S Tolbert

[Excerpt] This volume represents another effort by Research in the Sociology of Organizations to focus on a crucial issue in organizational sociology. In some of the previous volumes, we concentrated on organizations and professions (Volume 8, 1991), the structuring of participation in organizations (Volume 7, 1989), and the social psychological processes in organizations (Volume 3, 1984). This volume concentrates on one of the most important emerging issues in organizational sociology—the issue of organizational demography.


Psychosocial Capacity Building In New York: Building Resiliency With Construction Workers Assigned To Ground Zero After 9/11, Joshua Miller, Jeffrey Grabelsky, K. C. Wagner 2011 Smith College

Psychosocial Capacity Building In New York: Building Resiliency With Construction Workers Assigned To Ground Zero After 9/11, Joshua Miller, Jeffrey Grabelsky, K. C. Wagner

Jeffrey Grabelsky

[Excerpt] Psychosocial capacity building, which is a more common approach in response to disasters outside of Western Europe and the U.S., was, in part, a reaction against the perceived “traumatization” and pathologizing of disaster survivors, as well as the over-emphasis on the individual at the expense of the collectivity and community (Ager, 1997; IASC, 2007; Kleinman & Cohen, 1997; Miller, in press; Mollica, 2006; Strang & Ager, 2003; Summerfield 1995; 2000; Wessels, 1999; Wessels & Monteiro, 2006). The accent with psychosocial capacity building is equally on the social as well as the psychological. Some of the tenets of this approach are: an emphasis on families, groups and communities; focusing on strengths, capacities and sources of resiliency; a wariness of the medicalization of social reactions to abnormal situations; centralizing culture and its impact on meaning making after a disaster, expression ...


Flood Damaged Crops, Crop Insurance Payments And Lease Contracts, William M. Edwards 2011 Iowa State University

Flood Damaged Crops, Crop Insurance Payments And Lease Contracts, William M. Edwards

Integrated Crop Management News

Some Iowa corn and soybean producers are facing substantial if not complete crop losses due to flooding. In particular, many acres of crops in the Missouri River Valley have been under water for a month or more this year. Fortunately, nearly 90 percent of Iowa’s corn and soybean acres are protected by multiple peril crop insurance.


Pascal's Wager: The Real Or Promised Benefits Of Brand-Sponsored Brand Communities, Caroline M. Ford 2011 University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Pascal's Wager: The Real Or Promised Benefits Of Brand-Sponsored Brand Communities, Caroline M. Ford

Caroline M Ford

With the exponential growth of consumers using social networking sites such as Facebook, firms are driven to figure out how to exploit this new marketing medium in such a way as to add value to their brand or to further corporate goals. There is much excitement about the potential to reach millions of consumers in a nimble medium at dramatically lower costs and effort. Whether firms are realizing real return or speculating on its purported potential requires a greater understanding of the implicit model guiding the sponsorship of Virtual Brand Communities (VBC). Using a grounded theory approach, this research examines ...


Assessment System Based On Fuzzy Scoring In European Foundation For Quality Management (Efqm) Business Excellence Model, J Dodangeh 2011 SelectedWorks

Assessment System Based On Fuzzy Scoring In European Foundation For Quality Management (Efqm) Business Excellence Model, J Dodangeh

Javad Dodangeh

There are a few popular business excellence models that provide standard criteria against which an organization can measure its performances. European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) is the most popular one. The organizational self-assessment process is an admissible system in the area of Total Quality Management (TQM). Most specialists concur to the description of self-assessment that is presented by the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM). However, the current selfassessment methods in EFQM model have some drawbacks and problems which are scoring in these methods influenced by experts’ judgment and thus, are subjective. Furthermore, these methods cannot consider the empirical ...


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