Multiple agency perspective, family control, and private information abuse in an emerging economy

Author(s):

Igor Filatotchev

Using a comprehensive sample of listed companies in Hong Kong, this paper investigates how family control affects private information abuses and firm performance in emerging economies.

Was family control associated with an incentive to distort information to certain stakeholders? Read the full report to find out more.

Updated: 14/01/2013
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Views: 6,430

Roads to ruin: A study of major risk events

This major research report, produced by Cass for Airmic (the Association of Insurance and Risk Managers in Industry and Commerce) investigates the origins and impact of over twenty major corporate crises of the last decade.

The crises examined involved substantial, well known organisations such as Coca-Cola, Shell and BP, as well as some smaller firms. Several did not survive and most of the rest suffered severe damage.

Updated: 09/02/2017
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Views: 21,815

Playing it safe: Why law firms continue to discriminate on the basis of social class

Author(s):

Louise Ashley

 et al.

It may come as no surprise to read that the UK's leading law firms discriminate on the basis of social class when recruiting but most law firms insist that they value diversity.

One question then is: whydo leading law firms persist in discriminating on the basis of social class? Read the full report to find out more.

Updated: 06/02/2013
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Views: 8,005

Beyond dichotomies: a multi-stage model of governance in professional service firms

The current working paper argues that these dichotomized models ignore the variety of forms of governance prevalent within the professional service firm sector- in reality a professional service firm will adopt multiple forms of governance over time in response to its increasing scale and complexity.

Updated: 22/09/2011
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Beyond the firm: a new way of looking at professional service firms

Professional service firms hold a particular significance for organisational scholars. This is partly to do with the critical position that they occupy in the economic, social, and political realms, and partly because any developments in professional service firms can have far-reaching implications for the study of organisations more generally.

Updated: 22/09/2011
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Views: 5,864

It's just a stage you’re going through

Partnership or corporation? Private or public? Adhocracy or professional bureaucracy? It is very easy to think of the governance of professional service firms in terms of these simple dichotomies.

Updated: 22/09/2011
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Views: 5,737

M&A in recovery: new studies from Cass' M&A research centre

The M&A Research Centre at Cass Business School blends academic expertise with know-how and experience from practitioners to produce rigorous and relevant research in the area of global acquisitions, mergers and corporate restructurings.

Updated: 29/01/2013
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Views: 11,414

Openness, hedging incentives and foreign exchange exposure: a firm-level multi-country study

Using a sample of 3,788 firms from 23 developed countries for the period 1984-2003, we show that the more open the economy the more exposed are its firms to exchange rate movements, and this relation holds after controlling for firm size, industry and several financial variables.

Updated: 21/10/2011
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Views: 5,142

Competition and integration among stock exchanges: the dilemma of conflicting regulatory objectives and strategies

Author(s):

Chizu Nakajima

 et al.

Following an analysis of the normative/positive dichotomy in approaching competition in financial services, we discuss the centrality of information disclosure in creating a competitive and stable financial market.

Updated: 22/09/2011
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Views: 5,638