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  • Determinants of U.S. corporate credit spreads. 

    Kume, Ortenca (Robert Gordon University Department of Accounting and Finance, 2012-01)
    This thesis deals with various issues regarding determinants of US corporate credit spreads. These spreads are estimated as the difference between yields to maturity for corporate bonds and default-free instruments (Treasury ...
  • 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. 

    Schaeffer, Dorothea; Talavera, Oleksandr; Weir, Charlie (University of East Anglia http://ideas.repec.org/p/uea/aepppr/2010_9.html, 2010-05)
    SCHAEFFER, 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 ...
  • 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 ...