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  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...