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Purpose – This paper aims to briefly review principal theories of dividend policy and to summarize empirical evidences on these theories. Design/methodology/approach – Major theoretical and empirical papers on dividend policy are identified and reviewed. Findings – It is found that the famous...
Purpose – This paper seeks to examine whether or not divident policy is influenced by the firm's corporate control structure, investigating the relationship between the dynamics of earnings payout and the voting power enjoyed by different types of shareholders. This allows one to test a set of...
Purpose – This study seeks to examine the role of firm characteristics and insider private information in affecting Canadian firms’ repurchase decision and the associated announcement period stock return. Design/methodology/approach – Past studies of announcement returns employ a standard...
Purpose – The dividend payout behaviour of firms is a well‐studied subject in finance. In recent times, the influence of macro economic factors and understanding their implications far corporate financial decisions has assumed significant importance. The objective of this paper is to study the...
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate the relative preference for dividends vs share repurchases based on managers’ personal wealth and control benefits. Design/methodology/approach – The paper presents an analytical model of managerial preferences and information advantages, and...
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