Walid Saffar

Hong Kong Polytechnic University - School of Accounting and Finance

Li Ka Shing Tower

Hong Hum

Kowloon

Hong Kong

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

25

DOWNLOADS
Rank 7,743

SSRN RANKINGS

Top 7,743

in Total Papers Downloads

5,732

CITATIONS
Rank 5,867

SSRN RANKINGS

Top 5,867

in Total Papers Citations

95

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
Downloads 696 (35,526)
Citation 41

Abstract:

Loading...

Political Connections, Corporate Governance, Cost of Capital

2.

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
Downloads 687 (36,167)
Citation 27

Abstract:

Loading...

Political connections, Performance, Event study

3.
Downloads 634 ( 40,228)
Citation 24

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
Downloads 634 (39,645)
Citation 24

Abstract:

Loading...

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
Downloads 523 (51,060)
Citation 3

Abstract:

Loading...

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

Abstract:

Loading...

Political Uncertainty, Cost Stickiness, national elections, institutional infrastructure

5.

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
Downloads 371 (78,424)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Loading...

auditing infrastructure; corruption; disclosure standards; litigation risk

6.

Policy Uncertainty and Textual Disclosure

Number of pages: 60 Posted: 09 Aug 2017 Last Revised: 24 Mar 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
Downloads 341 (86,505)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Loading...

Textual Disclosure; Policy Uncertainty

7.

Asset Redeployability and Bad News Hoarding: Evidence from Stock Price Crash Risk

Number of pages: 57 Posted: 19 Jun 2017 Last Revised: 15 Feb 2019
Hong Kong Polytechnic University - 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
Downloads 254 (118,824)

Abstract:

Loading...

Asset Redeployability, Stock Price Crash Risk, Bad News Hoarding, Asset Sales

8.

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
Downloads 243 (124,248)
Citation 20

Abstract:

Loading...

privatization, risk-taking, corporate governance

9.

Financial Reporting and Trade Credit: Evidence from an Information Shock

Number of pages: 58 Posted: 13 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 30 Jul 2018
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
Downloads 207 (145,183)

Abstract:

Loading...

Trade credit; Financial reporting; Information risk

10.

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
Downloads 195 (153,630)

Abstract:

Loading...

Economic Policy Uncertainty; Seasoned Equity Offerings; SEO Discounts

11.

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 184 (161,918)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Loading...

State Ownership; Debt Choice; Privatization

12.

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

Number of pages: 58 Posted: 19 Oct 2017 Last Revised: 16 Sep 2018
Hong Kong Polytechnic University - 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
Downloads 167 (176,450)
Citation 12

Abstract:

Loading...

Executive equity incentives; Vega; Bank debt; Public debt

13.

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
Downloads 157 (185,930)
Citation 5

Abstract:

Loading...

Privatization; national culture; corporate governance; performance

14.

Policy Uncertainty and Loan Loss Provisions in the Banking Industry

Number of pages: 67 Posted: 12 Oct 2017 Last Revised: 24 Jun 2019
Janus Jian Zhang, Jeffrey Ng and Walid Saffar
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
Downloads 148 (195,373)

Abstract:

Loading...

Policy Uncertainty; Accrual Estimates; Banking; Loan Loss Provisions; Earnings Management

15.

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 138 (206,680)
Citation 11

Abstract:

Loading...

International Corporate Governance; Political Institutions; Risk Taking Strategies; Political Connections

16.

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
Downloads 134 (211,582)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Loading...

privatization, control structure, political institutions, performance

17.

The Effect of Timely Loan Loss Recognition in the Banking System on Firms’ Debt Structure

Number of pages: 59 Posted: 25 Oct 2017 Last Revised: 12 May 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
Downloads 99 (263,745)

Abstract:

Loading...

Debt structure; Loan loss recognition timeliness

18.

Credit Default Swaps and Corporate Debt Structure

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 12 May 2018
Hong Kong Polytechnic University - 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
Downloads 92 (276,531)

Abstract:

Loading...

Credit Default Swaps, Corporate Debt Structure, Information Environment

19.

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
South Champagne Business School, Hong Kong Polytechnic University - School of Accounting and Finance and South Champagne Business School
Downloads 75 (313,107)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Loading...

product market competition, import tariffs, debt structure

20.

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
Downloads 75 (313,107)
Citation 18

Abstract:

Loading...

Privatization, Control structure, Political institutions, Performance, Emerging markets

21.

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
Downloads 72 (320,379)

Abstract:

Loading...

firm-level political uncertainty; bank loan cost; loan covenants

22.

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
South Champagne Business School, Montpellier Business School and Hong Kong Polytechnic University - School of Accounting and Finance
Downloads 69 (327,891)
Citation 3

Abstract:

Loading...

Ownership structure; Corporate governance; Control contestability; Debt choice

23.

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 68 (330,525)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Loading...

Privatization, geographic location, ownership structure

24.

National Culture and Corporate Debt Choice

Number of pages: 55 Posted: 12 Sep 2018
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 63 (343,943)
Citation 3

Abstract:

Loading...

Bank debt; Public debt; National Culture

25.

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
Downloads 40 (419,271)

Abstract:

Loading...

Economic Policy Uncertainty; Lobbying Decision; Lobbying Entry Barriers