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Managerial ability is influenced by many factors personal attributes like leadership, creativity, aggressiveness, communication skills, etc., education, and experience. The paper proposes a model that links the managerial ability to the firm's capacity to grow and the external environment. The...
Regardless of their motives, acquiring firms almost always have to offer a premium to the shareholders of the acquired firm in acquisitions. That is, the value of the securities or cash paid by the acquirers is higher than the premerger market price of the acquired firm's common stock. The size...
Recently the topic of executive compensation has received considerable attention in the popular press as well as in the academia. It is argued that top executives would get paid handsomely for first class performance, and would lose out when they flopped. This study is an attempt to find out...
Jean McGuire is Associate Professor of Management in the Faculty of Commerce at Concordia University, Montreal. She received her Pd.D. degree from Cornell University. Her research interests include organizational power, politics and conflict, executive compensation, and the measurement of firm...
Extant literature identifies board composition and the market for takeovers as two important measures for controlling the agency problem associated with top management. This study tests the substitution hypothesis that outside directors on the board and the effectiveness of takeover markets are...
This paper reviews and analyzes the literature on agency theory in terms of the nature of the problem and its implications for management. Finance theory posits that the goal of economic organizations is to maximize stockholders' wealth. Attaining this goal was not an issue when owners were also...
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