RESEARCH TOPICS IN FINANCE - FIRM PERFORMANCE


Firm performance in association with:
  • managerial ownership
  • institutional ownership
  • family ownership
  • dispersed and concentrated ownership
  • corporate group association
  • corporate governance
  • board independence
  • directors' gender (men vs women)
  • founders' political connections
  • controlling shareholders
  • board structure
  • CEO decision horizon
  • CEO compensation
  • compensation structure
  • mangers incentive schemes
  • managerial participation in directors selection
  • management succession
  • voluntary disclosure
  • financing choices (such as short-term loans, long-term loans, debt-vs-equity)
  • IPO and seasoned equities
  • working capital management
  • dividend policy
  • stock repurchase decision
  • corporate honesty
  • corporate social responsibility
  • firm investment  policies (cash holdings, A/R, inventory, each of these can be a separate topic)
  • firm size
  • growth opportunities
  • innovation efficiency
  • product market competition
  • derivative use
  • hedging decisions
  • merger decisions
  • firm life cycle
  • earning management
  • corporate disclosure policies
  • ...