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  • 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 ...