Christian Leuz, Karl Lins, Francis Warnock Do Foreigners Invest Less in Poorly Governed Firms? (01 Feb 2008) Available at ECGI: http://ecgi.global/working-paper/do-foreigners-invest-less-poorly-governed-firms
This paper considers cost-reducing R&D investment with spillovers in a Cournot
oligopoly with overlapping ownership. We show that overlapping ownership leads
to internalization of rivals’ profits by firms and find that, for...Read more
Does earnings management, even though legal, hamper investor trust in reported earnings? Or do investors regard earnings management as a way for firms to convey private information, or simply as a neutral feature of financial reporting?
We investigate whether a firm’s social capital, and the trust that it engenders, are viewed favorably by bondholders. Using firms’ corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities to proxy for social capital, we find...Read more
Conglomerates, multinational corporations and business groups are non-exclusive forms of complex firms. Often organized as corporate networks, complex firms control a myriad of entities connected through ownership links. We investigate whether...Read more