Walid Saffar

Hong Kong Polytechnic University - School of Accounting and Finance

Li Ka Shing Tower

Hong Hum

Kowloon

Hong Kong

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (25)

1.

Political Connections and the Cost of Equity Capital

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 16 Apr 2010 Last Revised: 24 Jan 2012
American University of Sharjah - School of Business and Management, University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business, University of Saskatchewan - Edwards School of Business and Hong Kong Polytechnic University - School of Accounting and Finance
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Political Connections, Corporate Governance, Cost of Capital

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The Impact of Political Connections on Firms' Operation Performance and Financing Decisions

21st Australasian Finance and Banking Conference 2008 Paper
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 23 Aug 2008 Last Revised: 29 Nov 2011
American University of Sharjah - School of Business and Management, HEC Montreal and Hong Kong Polytechnic University - School of Accounting and Finance
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Political connections, Performance, Event study

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Auditor Choice in Politically Connected Firms

Number of pages: 63 Posted: 23 Sep 2010 Last Revised: 01 Aug 2013
Omrane Guedhami, Jeffrey Pittman and Walid Saffar
University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business, Memorial University of Newfoundland (MNU) - Faculty of Business Administration and Hong Kong Polytechnic University - School of Accounting and Finance
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Auditor Choice, Political Connection, Corporate Governance

Political Uncertainty and Cost Stickiness: Evidence from National Elections around the World

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 20 Apr 2015 Last Revised: 16 Mar 2016
Woo-Jong Lee, Jeffrey Pittman and Walid Saffar
Seoul National University, Memorial University of Newfoundland (MNU) - Faculty of Business Administration and Hong Kong Polytechnic University - School of Accounting and Finance
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Political Uncertainty, Cost Stickiness

Political Uncertainty and Cost Stickiness: Evidence from National Elections around the World

Contemporary Accounting Research, Forthcoming
Posted: 12 Jul 2019
Woo-Jong Lee, Jeffrey Pittman and Walid Saffar
Seoul National University, Memorial University of Newfoundland (MNU) - Faculty of Business Administration and Hong Kong Polytechnic University - School of Accounting and Finance

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Political Uncertainty, Cost Stickiness, national elections, institutional infrastructure

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Policy Uncertainty and Textual Disclosure

Number of pages: 60 Posted: 09 Aug 2017 Last Revised: 18 Sep 2019
Liangliang Jiang, Jeffrey Pittman and Walid Saffar
Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Memorial University of Newfoundland (MNU) - Faculty of Business Administration and Hong Kong Polytechnic University - School of Accounting and Finance
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Textual Disclosure; Policy Uncertainty

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Disclosure Standards, Auditing Infrastructure, and Bribery Mitigation

Canadian Academic Accounting Association 2011
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 10 May 2011 Last Revised: 01 May 2013
Samer Khalil, Walid Saffar and Samir Trabelsi
American University of Beirut, Hong Kong Polytechnic University - School of Accounting and Finance and Brock University - Accounting
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auditing infrastructure; corruption; disclosure standards; litigation risk

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Asset Redeployability and Stock Price Crash Risk

Number of pages: 53 Posted: 19 Jun 2017 Last Revised: 30 Aug 2019
City University of Hong Kong (CityUHK) - Faculty of Business, Hong Kong Polytechnic University - School of Accounting and Finance, Memorial University of Newfoundland (MNU) - Faculty of Business Administration and Hong Kong Polytechnic University - School of Accounting and Finance
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Asset Redeployability, Stock Price Crash Risk, Bad News Hoarding, Asset Sales

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Financial Reporting and Trade Credit: Evidence from Mandatory IFRS Adoption

Number of pages: 50 Posted: 13 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 11 Feb 2020
Xiao Li, Jeffrey Ng and Walid Saffar
Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE) - School of Accountancy, Hong Kong Polytechnic University - School of Accounting and Finance and Hong Kong Polytechnic University - School of Accounting and Finance
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Trade credit; Financial reporting; Information risk

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The Role of State and Foreign Owners in Corporate Risk-Taking: Evidence from Privatization

Number of pages: 50 Posted: 04 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 03 Sep 2012
American University of Sharjah - School of Business and Management, HEC Montreal and Hong Kong Polytechnic University - School of Accounting and Finance
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privatization, risk-taking, corporate governance

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How Economic Policy Uncertainty Affects the Cost of Raising Equity Capital: Evidence from Seasoned Equity Offerings

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 15 Aug 2017 Last Revised: 26 Jun 2019
Yue-Cheong Chan, Walid Saffar and K.C. John Wei
Hong Kong Polytechnic University - School of Accounting and Finance, Hong Kong Polytechnic University - School of Accounting and Finance and Hong Kong Polytechnic University
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Economic Policy Uncertainty; Seasoned Equity Offerings; SEO Discounts

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Policy Uncertainty and Loan Loss Provisions in the Banking Industry

Review of Accounting Studies, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 12 Oct 2017 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2019
Jeffrey Ng, Walid Saffar and Janus Jian Zhang
Hong Kong Polytechnic University - School of Accounting and Finance, Hong Kong Polytechnic University - School of Accounting and Finance and Hong Kong Polytechnic University - School of Accounting and Finance
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Policy Uncertainty; Accrual Estimates; Banking; Loan Loss Provisions; Earnings Management

12.

State Ownership and Debt Choice: Evidence from Privatization

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 03 Apr 2017 Last Revised: 16 Mar 2018
Narjess Boubakri and Walid Saffar
American University of Sharjah - School of Business and Management and Hong Kong Polytechnic University - School of Accounting and Finance
Downloads 213 (150,146)
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State Ownership; Debt Choice; Privatization

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Executive Equity Risk-Taking Incentives and Firm's Choice of Debt Structure

Number of pages: 52 Posted: 19 Oct 2017 Last Revised: 28 Oct 2019
City University of Hong Kong (CityUHK) - Faculty of Business, Fordham University - Gabelli School of Business, Hong Kong Polytechnic University - School of Accounting and Finance and University of Melbourne - Melbourne Business School
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Executive equity incentives; Vega; Bank debt; Public debt

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National Culture and Privatization: The Relationship between Collectivism and Residual State Ownership

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 15 Nov 2012 Last Revised: 11 Sep 2015
American University of Sharjah - School of Business and Management, University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina - Darla Moore School of Business and Hong Kong Polytechnic University - School of Accounting and Finance
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Privatization; national culture; corporate governance; performance

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Political Institutions, Connectedness, and Corporate Risk-Taking

Journal of International Business Studies 2013, 44: 195-215
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 12 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 13 Jul 2015
Narjess Boubakri, Sattar Mansi and Walid Saffar
American University of Sharjah - School of Business and Management, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University and Hong Kong Polytechnic University - School of Accounting and Finance
Downloads 147 (208,496)
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International Corporate Governance; Political Institutions; Risk Taking Strategies; Political Connections

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The Political Economy of State Residual Ownership in Privatized Firms: Evidence from Emerging Markets

Paris December 2009 Finance International Meeting AFFI - EUROFIDAI
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 09 Oct 2009 Last Revised: 05 Nov 2009
University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business, HEC Montreal, American University of Sharjah - School of Business and Management and Hong Kong Polytechnic University - School of Accounting and Finance
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privatization, control structure, political institutions, performance

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The Effect of Firm-Level Political Uncertainty on Bank Loan Contracting

Number of pages: 51 Posted: 04 Apr 2019
Walid Saffar, Yang Wang and K.C. John Wei
Hong Kong Polytechnic University - School of Accounting and Finance, Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Hong Kong Polytechnic University
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firm-level political uncertainty; bank loan cost; loan covenants

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Timely Loan Loss Recognition in the Banking System and Firms’ Debt Structure

Number of pages: 60 Posted: 25 Oct 2017 Last Revised: 04 Sep 2019
Xiao Li, Jeffrey Ng and Walid Saffar
Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE) - School of Accountancy, Hong Kong Polytechnic University - School of Accounting and Finance and Hong Kong Polytechnic University - School of Accounting and Finance
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Debt structure; Loan loss recognition timeliness

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Credit Default Swaps and Corporate Debt Structure

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 12 May 2018
City University of Hong Kong (CityUHK) - Faculty of Business, Hong Kong Polytechnic University - School of Accounting and Finance, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics and University of Warwick - Warwick Business School
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Credit Default Swaps, Corporate Debt Structure, Information Environment

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National Culture and Corporate Debt Choice

Number of pages: 50 Posted: 12 Sep 2018 Last Revised: 03 Dec 2019
Andy C.W. Chui, Xiao Li and Walid Saffar
Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE) - School of Accountancy and Hong Kong Polytechnic University - School of Accounting and Finance
Downloads 101 (275,834)
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Bank debt; Public debt; National Culture

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Product Market Competition and Debt Choice

Journal of Corporate Finance, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 18 Jan 2018 Last Revised: 17 Apr 2018
Sabri Boubaker, Walid Saffar and Syrine Sassi
University Paris-Est Créteil (UPEC) - Institut de Recherche en Gestion, Hong Kong Polytechnic University - School of Accounting and Finance and South Champagne Business School
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product market competition, import tariffs, debt structure

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Does Economic Policy Uncertainty Drive Corporate Lobbying?

Number of pages: 55 Posted: 31 Jul 2018 Last Revised: 20 Jun 2019
Longfei Shang, Ji-Chai Lin and Walid Saffar
Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong PolyU and Hong Kong Polytechnic University - School of Accounting and Finance
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Economic Policy Uncertainty; Lobbying Decision; Lobbying Entry Barriers

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The Political Economy of Residual State Ownership in Privatized Firms: Evidence from Emerging Markets

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 05 Oct 2009
American University of Sharjah - School of Business and Management, HEC Montreal, University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business and Hong Kong Polytechnic University - School of Accounting and Finance
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Privatization, Control structure, Political institutions, Performance, Emerging markets

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The Role of Multiple Large Shareholders in the Choice of Debt Source

Financial Management, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 20 Sep 2016
Sabri Boubaker, Wael Rouatbi and Walid Saffar
University Paris-Est Créteil (UPEC) - Institut de Recherche en Gestion, Montpellier Business School and Hong Kong Polytechnic University - School of Accounting and Finance
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Ownership structure; Corporate governance; Control contestability; Debt choice

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Geographic Location, Foreign Ownership, and Cost of Equity Capital: Evidence from Privatization

Number of pages: 52 Posted: 13 Feb 2016
Narjess Boubakri, Omrane Guedhami and Walid Saffar
American University of Sharjah - School of Business and Management, University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business and Hong Kong Polytechnic University - School of Accounting and Finance
Downloads 70 (344,618)
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Privatization, geographic location, ownership structure