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  • An empirical investigation of telephony impact on business performance and regional development: evidence from small businesses in Nigeria. 

    Adeola-Omole, Omowunmi Senami B. (Robert Gordon University Department of Management, 2013-06)
    This thesis reports on a study conducted to investigate the nature of the relationship between increased access and use of telephony, small business performance and regional development in a developing country context. ...
  • An empirical investigation of the relationship between corporate governance and firm performance: evidence from Ghana. 

    Owusu, Andrews (Robert Gordon University Department of Management, 2012-11)
    This thesis investigates the relationship between corporate governance and firm performance prompted by the Ghanaian Code introduced in 2003. Using a sample of the Ghanaian listed firms from 2000-2009 and the directors ...
  • Entrepreneurship, windfall gains and financial constraints: evidence from Germany. 

    Schäfer, Dorothea; Talavera, Oleksandr; Weir, Charlie (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.econmod.2011.05.010, 2011-07-02)
    SCHA̋FER, D., TALAVERA, O. and WEIR, C. 2011. Entrepreneurship, windfall gains and financial constraints: evidence from Germany. Economic modelling [online], 28(5), pages 2174-2180. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.econmod.2011.05.010
    We investigate the link between the propensity to become an entrepreneur and the exogenous release from financial constraints in Germany. This is defined in terms of the movement from employment to self-employment on receipt ...
  • Entrepreneurship, windfall gains and financial constraints: evidence from Germany. 

    Schäfer, Dorothea; Talavera, Oleksandr; Weir, Charlie (University of East Anglia http://ideas.repec.org/p/uea/aepppr/2010_9.html, 2010-05)
    SCHA̋FER, D., TALAVERA, O. and WEIR, C., 2010. Entrepreneurship, windfall gains and financial constraints: evidence from Germany. University of East Anglia AEP Discussion Papers in Economics, Paper 2010_09.
    We investigate the link between the propensity to become an entrepreneur and exogenous release from financial constraints in Germany. This is defined in terms of the movement from employment to self employment on receipt ...
  • An examination of large commercial banks within G-10: risk, efficiency, and the 1996 market risk amendment. 

    Forsyth, Michael (The Robert Gordon University Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics, 2008-10)
    The financial industry changed significantly through the 1990s as commercial banks pursued additional profits through non-traditional and off-balance sheet (OBS) activity. The regulatory bodies had to accept the changing ...
  • The governance-performance relationship: evidence from Ghana. 

    Owusu, Andrews; Weir, Charlie
    OWUSU, A. and WEIR, C. 2016. The governance-performance relationship: evidence from Ghana. Journal of applied accounting research [online], 17(3), pages 285-310. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JAAR-06-2014-0057
    Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to investigate the impact corporate governance, measured by a governance index, on the performance of listed firms in a developing economy, Ghana. It also evaluates the effect of the ...
  • The impacts of stock characteristics and regulatory change on mutual fund herding in Taiwan. 

    Hou, Tony Chieh-Tse; McKnight, Phillip J.; Weir, Charlie (Taylor and Francis http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09603107.2013.866201, 2014-01-20)
    HOU, T.C-T., MCKNIGHT, P.J. and WEIR, C. 2014. The impacts of stock characteristics and regulatory change on mutual fund herding in Taiwan. Applied financial economics [online], 24(3), pages 175-186. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09603107.2013.866201
    This article analyses the trading activity of Taiwanese open-end equity mutual fund herding behaviour over the period of 1996?2008. We found evidence of both directional and directionless herding. We also found that sell-side ...
  • Incentive effects, monitoring mechanisms and the market for corporate control: an analysis of the factors affecting public to private transactions in the UK. 

    Weir, Charlie; Laing, David; Wright, Mike (Blackwell http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.0306-686X.2005.00617.x, 2005-06)
    WEIR, C., LAING, D. and WRIGHT, M., 2005. Incentive effects, monitoring mechanisms and the market for corporate control: an analysis of the factors affecting public to private transactions in the UK. Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, 32 (5-6), pp. 909-943.
    This paper investigates the factors that influence the decision to change the status of a publicly quoted company to that of a private company. We find that firms that go private are more likely to have higher CEO ownership ...
  • Internal and external governance mechanisms: their impact on the performance of large UK public companies. 

    Weir, Charlie; Laing, David; McKnight, Philip J. (Blackwell http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1468-5957.00444, 2002-06)
    WEIR, C., LAING, D. and McKNIGHT, P. J., 2002. Internal and external governance mechanisms: their impact on the performance of large UK public companies. Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, 29 (5-6), pp. 579-611.
    This paper analyses the relationship between internal and external corporate governance mechanisms and the performance of UK companies within the context of the Cadbury Committee's Code of Best Practice. The results show, ...
  • Irrevocable commitments, going private and private equity. 

    Wright, Mike; Weir, Charlie; Burrows, Andrew (Wiley http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-036X.2007.00382.x, 2007-08-13)
    WRIGHT, M., WEIR, C. and BURROWS, A. 2007. Irrevocable commitments, going private and private equity. European financial management [online], 13(4), pages 757-775. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-036X.2007.00382.x
    This paper adds to growing interest in public to private buy-outs and mechanisms to ensure bid success. Using a unique, hand-collected dataset of 155 public to private buy-outs we provide one of the first examinations of ...
  • Performance effects of appointing other firms' executive directors to corporate boards: an analysis of UK firms. 

    Muravyev, Alexander; Talavera, Oleksandr; Weir, Charlie (Springer https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11156-014-0460-6, 2014-05-10)
    MURAVYEV, A., TALAVERA, O. and WEIR, C. 2016. Performance effects of appointing other firms' executive directors to corporate boards: an analysis of UK firms. Review of quantitative finance and accounting [online], 46(1), pages 25-45. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11156-014-0460-6
    This paper studies the effect on company performance of appointing non-executive directors that are also executive directors in other firms. The analysis is based on a new panel dataset of UK companies over 2002-2008. Our ...
  • The performance-governance relationship: the effects of Cadbury compliance on UK quoted companies. 

    Weir, Charlie; Laing, David (Springer http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1009950903720, 2000-12-01)
    WEIR, C. and LAING, D. 2000. The performance-governance relationship: the effects of Cadbury compliance on UK quoted companies. Journal of managemen and governance [online], 4(4), pages 265-281. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1009950903720
    This paper investigates the extent to which recommendations madeby the Cadbury Committee have affected UK company performance.The Committee recommended that certain internal monitoringmechanisms should be adopted by quoted ...
  • Public to private transactions, private equity and financial health in the UK: an empirical analysis of the impact of going private. 

    Weir, Charlie; Jones, Pete; Wright, Mike (Springer http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10997-013-9270-9, 2013-04-21)
    WEIR, C., JONES, P. and WRIGHT, M. 2015. Public to private transactions, private equity and financial health in the UK: an empirical analysis of the impact of going private. Journal of management and governance [online], 19(1), pages 91-112. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10997-013-9270-9
    Using a hand collected data set of 138 buy-outs, this paper presents the first analysis of the impact effects of public to private transactions (PTPs) in the UK during a period (1998-2004) in which PTPs became a significant ...
  • Public-to-private buy-outs, distress costs and private equity. 

    Weir, Charlie; Wright, Mike; Scholes, Louise (Taylor and Francis http://dx.doi.org.ezproxy.rgu.ac.uk/10.1080/09603100701222283, 2008-06-03)
    WEIR, C., WRIGHT, M. and SCHOLES, L. 2008. Public-to-private buy-outs, distress costs and private equity. Applied financial economics [online], 18(10), pages 801-819. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09603100701222283
    This article extends previous work by testing the financial distress costs hypothesis in the context of the UK, a contract-based distress resolution system, and by considering the role of private equity firms. Using a ...
  • Returns to buying upward revision and selling downward revision: some preliminary evidence from Canada. 

    Hou, Tony Chieh-Tse; McKnight, Phillip J.; Weir, Charlie
    HOU, T.C.-T., MCKNIGHT, P.J. and WEIR, C. 2016. Returns to buying upward revision and selling downward revision: some preliminary evidence from Canada. Managerial finance [online], 42(11), pages 1110-1124. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/MF-10-2015-0282
    Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to investigate the role of earnings forecast revisions by equity analysts in predicting Canadian stock returns. Design/methodology/approach - the sample covers 420 Canadian firms ...
  • Shareholder wealth gains through better corporate governance - the case of European LBO transaction. 

    Andres, Christian; Betzer, Andre; Weir, Charlie (Springer Verlag http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11408-007-0061-7, 2007-12)
    ANDRES, C., BETZER, A. and WEIR, C. M., 2007. Shareholder wealth gains through better corporate governance - the case of European LBO transaction. Financial Markets and Portfolio Management, 21 (4), pp. 403-424
    We examine shareholder wealth effects in a heterogeneous sample of 115 European leveraged going private transactions from 1997 to 2005. Average abnormal returns as reaction to the LBO announcement amount to 24.20%. In ...
  • Time allocation and performance: the case of Chinese entrepreneurs. 

    Talavera, Oleksandr; Weir, Charlie; Xiong, Lin (Taylor and Francis https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13571516.2016.1199458, 2016-07-21)
    TALAVERA, O., WEIR, C. and XIONG, L. 2016. Time allocation and performance: the case of Chinese entrepreneurs. International journal of the economics of business [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13571516.2016.1199458
    This paper analyses the effect of time allocation on the financial performance of entrepreneurial firms. We apply the Lewbel estimator to a pooled data set of Chinese private manufacturing firms that are managed by their ...
  • Undervaluation, private information, agency costs and the decision to go private. 

    Weir, Charlie; Laing, David; Wright, Mike (Taylor & Francis http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09603100500278221, 2005-09)
    WEIR, C.M., LAING, D. and WRIGHT, M., 2005. Undervaluation, private information, agency costs and the decision to go private. Applied Financial Economics, 15 (13), pp. 947-961
    There is widespread anecdotal evidence that poor stock market performance is an important reason for taking a company private. The results support the perceived undervaluation hypothesis. The finding also applies to ...
  • Underwriting relationships and analyst independence in Europe. 

    McKnight, Phillip J.; Tavakoli, Manouchehr; Weir, Charlie (Wiley https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0416.2010.00157.x, 2010-07-02)
    MCKNIGHT, P.J., TAVAKOLI, M. and WEIR, C. 2010. Underwriting relationships and analyst independence in Europe. Financial markets: institutions and instruments [online], 19(3), pages 189-213. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0416.2010.00157.x
    This paper examines the accuracy of security analysts? earnings forecasts and stock recommendations for firms in 13 European countries. We document at least three key findings. First, we find strong evidence that lead and ...
  • The validity of biodata as a selection tool within the Scottish accountancy profession 

    Gammie, Elizabeth Black Anderson (The Robert Gordon University Department of Accounting and Finance, 1998-12)
    The aim of this thesis was to critically evaluate whether biodata could be used as a valid tool in the pre-selection process of trainee chartered accountants. Biographical details of recently qualified accountants who ...