Balasingham Balachandran

La Trobe Business School, La Trobe University

Adjunct Professor

La Trobe Business School

La Trobe University

Bundoora, Victoria 3086

Australia

Financial Research Network (FIRN)

C/- University of Queensland Business School

St Lucia, 4071 Brisbane

Queensland

Australia

http://www.firn.org.au

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

42

DOWNLOADS
Rank 7,037

SSRN RANKINGS

Top 7,037

in Total Papers Downloads

8,805

SSRN CITATIONS
Rank 15,832

SSRN RANKINGS

Top 15,832

in Total Papers Citations

35

CROSSREF CITATIONS

35

Scholarly Papers (42)

1.

Bonus Share Issues and Announcement Effect: Australian Evidence

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 04 Nov 2001
Balasingham Balachandran and Sally Tanner
La Trobe Business School, La Trobe University and Monash University - Department of Accounting
Downloads 1,012 (30,773)
Citation 3

Abstract:

Loading...

Price reaction, Bonus issues, Stock dividend, Signalling and Australia

2.

Powerful CEOs and Stock Price Crash Risk

FIRN Research Paper No. 2791707, Journal of Corporate Finance, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 20 Jun 2016 Last Revised: 26 Jan 2020
Md Al Mamun, Balasingham Balachandran and Huu Nhan Duong
La Trobe University - Department of Economics and Finance, La Trobe Business School, La Trobe University and Monash University - Department of Banking and Finance
Downloads 984 (31,995)
Citation 8

Abstract:

Loading...

CEO power, CEO option delta, CEO overconfidence, CEO general skills, stock price crash risk, corporate governance.

3.

Dividend Reductions, The Timing of Dividend Payments and Information Content

Journal of Corporate Finance, DOI 10.1016/j.jcorpfin.2012.08.002, Forthcoming, Finance and Corporate Governance Conference 2010, 20th Australasian Finance & Banking Conference 2007 Paper
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 22 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 22 Apr 2013
La Trobe Business School, La Trobe University, University of South Australia, University of Birmingham - Department of Accounting and Finance and Monash University - Department of Accounting
Downloads 710 (50,099)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Loading...

Price reactions, Australia, Dividend Reductions, Information Content, Franked and Unfranked, Interim and Final

4.

Special Dividend Announcements: Signaling or Free Cash Flow Hypothesis‘ Evidence from UK Firms

22nd Australasian Finance and Banking Conference 2009, Finance and Corporate Governance Conference 2010 Paper
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 23 Sep 2009 Last Revised: 12 Jan 2010
Balasingham Balachandran, Manali Mahamuni and Michael J. Dempsey
La Trobe Business School, La Trobe University, La Trobe University - Graduate School of Management and Ton Duc Thang University (TDTU)
Downloads 657 (55,452)

Abstract:

Loading...

5.

Dividend Reductions and Interim Effect: UK Evidence

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 25 Aug 1998
Balasingham Balachandran
La Trobe Business School, La Trobe University
Downloads 535 (71,935)

Abstract:

Loading...

6.

The Impact of Dividend Reduction on Shareholders Wealth - Evidence from Australia

20th Australasian Finance & Banking Conference 2007 Paper
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 24 Aug 2007 Last Revised: 05 Feb 2014
Balasingham Balachandran, Chandrasekar Krishnamurti and Berty Vidanapathirana
La Trobe Business School, La Trobe University, Monash University and Monash University - Department of Accounting
Downloads 534 (72,098)

Abstract:

Loading...

price reaction, Australia, dividend cuts, omissions, interim and final

7.

Rights Offerings, Takeup, Renounceability, and Underwriting Status

Journal of Financial Economics (JFE), 2008
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 17 Dec 2007 Last Revised: 09 Apr 2008
Balasingham Balachandran, Robert W. Faff and Michael Theobald
La Trobe Business School, La Trobe University, University of Queensland and University of Birmingham - Department of Accounting and Finance
Downloads 423 (95,273)
Citation 3

Abstract:

Loading...

Rights offerings, Takeup, Renounceability, Underwriting, Australia

8.

The Choice of Seasoned Equity Offerings Methods and Long Term Returns

EFA 2009 Bergen Meetings Paper
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 09 Apr 2008 Last Revised: 29 Mar 2010
La Trobe Business School, La Trobe University, University of Queensland, University of Birmingham - Department of Accounting and Finance, University of Southern Queensland and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)
Downloads 378 (108,415)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Loading...

Rights offerings, Private placements, Takeup, Renounceability, Private benefits of control, Book building, UK

9.

Dividends and Managerial Overconfidence

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 06 Mar 2013 Last Revised: 22 Jun 2013
Balasingham Balachandran, Suren Basov and Michael Theobald
La Trobe Business School, La Trobe University, University of Melbourne - Department of Economics and University of Birmingham - Department of Accounting and Finance
Downloads 319 (130,444)

Abstract:

Loading...

Dividend, Speed of Adjustment, Overconfidence

10.

Foreign Competition and Tax Avoidance

Number of pages: 57 Posted: 30 Apr 2020 Last Revised: 02 Mar 2021
Edith Cowan University - School of Business & Law, La Trobe Business School, La Trobe University, Monash University - Department of Banking and Finance, Memorial University of Newfoundland (MNU) - Faculty of Business Administration and Deakin University
Downloads 238 (175,600)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Loading...

Foreign Competition; Tax Avoidance

The Impact of the Announcement of Acquisition of Divested Assets on Buyers’ Wealth - Asset Fit and Disclosure of Funds Used: Evidence from the U.K.

EFMA 2004 Basel Meetings Paper and Multinational Finance Journal, 2008, vol. 12, no. 3/4, pp. 219–240
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 12 Jun 2004 Last Revised: 10 Jun 2013
Balasingham Balachandran, Robert W. Faff, Roger William Love and Andrew Menon
La Trobe Business School, La Trobe University, University of Queensland, Monash University - Department of Accounting and Monash Business School
Downloads 203 (203,752)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Loading...

divested asset acquisition, buyers, price reaction, fit and non-fit, fund source

The Impact of the Announcement of Acquisition of Divested Assets on Buyers’ Wealth -- Asset Fit and Disclosure of Funds Used: Evidence from the U.K.

Multinational Finance Journal, Vol. 12, No. 3/4, p. 219-240, 2008
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 26 Jun 2015
Balasingham Balachandran, Robert W. Faff, Roger William Love and Andrew Menon
La Trobe Business School, La Trobe University, University of Queensland, Monash University - Department of Accounting and Monash Business School
Downloads 12 (777,643)

Abstract:

Loading...

divested asset acquisition; buyers; price reaction; fit and non-fit; fund source

12.

Ownership Structure and the Credibility of Special Dividend Signal: Evidence from Imputation Environment

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 01 Feb 2004
Lukas Setia-Atmaja, Balasingham Balachandran and Michael T. Skully
Monash University - Department of Accounting, La Trobe Business School, La Trobe University and Monash University - Department of Banking and Finance
Downloads 214 (194,092)

Abstract:

Loading...

Ownership structure, signal credibility, special dividends, imputation environment.

13.

Rights Offerings, Subscription Period, Shareholder Takeup and Liquidity

Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis (JFQA), Forthcoming, Finance and Corporate Governance Conference 2010 Paper
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 13 Jan 2010 Last Revised: 15 Oct 2010
Balasingham Balachandran, Robert W. Faff, Michael Theobald and Tony van Zijl
La Trobe Business School, La Trobe University, University of Queensland, University of Birmingham - Department of Accounting and Finance and Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Commerce and Administration
Downloads 189 (217,456)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Loading...

Rights offerings, takeup, subscription period, underwriting, liquidity, Australia

14.

Tax-Induced Earnings Management within a Dividend Imputation System

Australian Tax Forum, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 12 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 06 Jul 2013
Balasingham Balachandran, Dean Hanlon and Hanghang (Candie) Tu
La Trobe Business School, La Trobe University, Monash University - Department of Accounting and Independent
Downloads 168 (240,452)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Loading...

Earnings management, Shareholder-level tax changes, Full dividend imputation system, Ownership structure, Dividend payout policy

15.

Pension Deficits and the Design of Private Debt Contracts

Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis (JFQA), Forthcoming
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 29 Mar 2018
Balasingham Balachandran, Huu Nhan Duong and Van Hoang Vu
La Trobe Business School, La Trobe University, Monash University - Department of Banking and Finance and RMIT University - School of Economics, Finance and Marketing
Downloads 166 (242,844)
Citation 3

Abstract:

Loading...

16.

Does Threat of Takeover Affect Default Risk?

Number of pages: 52 Posted: 12 Mar 2019 Last Revised: 18 Aug 2021
Balasingham Balachandran, Huu Nhan Duong, Tony van Zijl and Arfian Zudana
La Trobe Business School, La Trobe University, Monash University - Department of Banking and Finance, Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Commerce and Administration and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 164 (245,332)

Abstract:

Loading...

Takeover Market, Default Risk, Information Asymmetry, Corporate Governance, Earnings Quality

17.

Does Takeover Activity Affect Stock Price Crash Risk? Evidence from International M&A Laws

Journal of Corporate Finance, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 26 Jan 2018 Last Revised: 21 Aug 2020
Balasingham Balachandran, Huu Nhan Duong, Hoang Luong and Lily Nguyen
La Trobe Business School, La Trobe University, Monash University - Department of Banking and Finance, The University of Queensland - UQ Business School and The University of Queensland - UQ Business School
Downloads 162 (247,857)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Loading...

International M&A laws; Crash risk; Bad news hoarding; Financial reporting opacity; Overinvestment

18.

Does Option Trading Affect Audit Pricing?

Number of pages: 65 Posted: 31 Oct 2018 Last Revised: 04 Sep 2020
La Trobe University, Department of Accounting, Data Analytics, Economics and Finance, La Trobe Business School, La Trobe University, Monash University - Department of Banking and Finance, Westminster University and University of Birmingham - Department of Accounting and Finance
Downloads 154 (258,509)

Abstract:

Loading...

Audit Fees; Option Trading; Information Asymmetry; Agency Costs, Governance; Earnings Quality

19.

Are Corporate General Counsels in Top Management Effective Monitors? Evidence from Stock Price Crash Risk

European Accounting Review (Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 31 Oct 2018 Last Revised: 08 May 2020
Md Al Mamun, Balasingham Balachandran, Huu Nhan Duong and Ferdinand A Gul
La Trobe University - Department of Economics and Finance, La Trobe Business School, La Trobe University, Monash University - Department of Banking and Finance and Deakin University
Downloads 143 (274,389)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Loading...

Corporate general counsel, Discretionary accruals, Opaque financial reports, Stock price crash risk

20.

Do Corporate General Counsels Mitigate Agency Problems? Evidence from Dividend Payout Decisions

2019 Financial Markets & Corporate Governance Conference
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 19 Feb 2019 Last Revised: 16 Dec 2021
Muhammad Jahangir Ali, Balasingham Balachandran, Michael Theobald and Michael Michael
La Trobe University, Department of Accounting, Data Analytics, Economics and Finance, La Trobe Business School, La Trobe University, University of Birmingham - Department of Accounting and Finance and La Trobe University
Downloads 138 (282,019)

Abstract:

Loading...

Corporate General Counsel; Decision to pay Dividend; Dividend Payout; Agency Costs; Facilitator, Monitoring; Strategic Alignment; Corporate Governance

21.

Does the Readability of Target Firm’ Annual Reports Matter to Bidders?

Number of pages: 54 Posted: 21 Dec 2020 Last Revised: 10 Jan 2022
Balasingham Balachandran, Huu Nhan Duong, Robert W. Faff, Kristina Minnick and Syed Shams
La Trobe Business School, La Trobe University, Monash University - Department of Banking and Finance, University of Queensland, Bentley University and University of Southern Queensland
Downloads 125 (303,875)

Abstract:

Loading...

10-K Filing Readability, Acquisition Performance, Mergers and Acquisitions, Information Asymmetry

22.

Does Exposure to Foreign Competition Affect Stock Liquidity? Evidence from Industry-Level Import Data

Journal of Financial Markets, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 12 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 14 Dec 2017
Nader Atawnah, Balasingham Balachandran, Huu Nhan Duong and Edward Podolski
Edith Cowan University - School of Business & Law, La Trobe Business School, La Trobe University, Monash University - Department of Banking and Finance and Deakin University
Downloads 124 (305,599)
Citation 3

Abstract:

Loading...

Stock Liquidity, Foreign Competition, Import Tariff

23.

Dividend Initiations, Information Content and Informed Trading in the Options Market

2016 Financial Markets and Corporate Governance
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 12 Oct 2015 Last Revised: 18 Jan 2016
Balasingham Balachandran, Huu Nhan Duong, Michael Theobald and Yun (Tracy) Zhou
La Trobe Business School, La Trobe University, Monash University - Department of Banking and Finance, University of Birmingham - Department of Accounting and Finance and Dept. of Economics and Finance, La Trobe University
Downloads 120 (313,120)

Abstract:

Loading...

Dividend initiations, options trading, O/S, call/put options, volatility surface, abnormal earnings, stock liquidity

24.

Managerial Share Ownership and Operating Performance: Do Independent and Executive Directors Have Different Incentives?

Australian Journal of Management, 2012 Forthcoming, Finance and Corporate Governance Conference 2010 Paper
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 06 Sep 2012
Arifur Khan, Paul R. Mather and Balasingham Balachandran
Deakin University - School of Accounting, Economics and Finance, La Trobe University and La Trobe Business School, La Trobe University
Downloads 114 (324,616)

Abstract:

Loading...

Managerial Share Ownership, Performance, Incentive Alignment, Entrenchment

25.

The Financial Profiles of Takeover Target Firms and Their Takeover Predictability: Australian Evidence

Corporate Ownership and Control, Vol. 8, Issue 3, 2011, Finance and Corporate Governance Conference 2010
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 15 Jul 2011
Shu Wen Cai, Balasingham Balachandran and Michael J. Dempsey
Australian National University (ANU), La Trobe Business School, La Trobe University and Ton Duc Thang University (TDTU)
Downloads 106 (341,244)

Abstract:

Loading...

corporate takeovers, takeover predictability, Palepu model

26.

Insider Ownership and Dividend Policy in an Imputation Tax Environment

Journal of Corporate Finance, Forthcoming, DOI: 10.1016/j.jcorpfin.2017.01.014, Finance and Corporate Governance Conference 2010 Paper
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 14 Jan 2010 Last Revised: 17 Mar 2017
Balasingham Balachandran, Arifur Rahman Khan, Paul R. Mather and Michael Theobald
La Trobe Business School, La Trobe University, School of Accounting, Economics and Finance, Deakin University, La Trobe University and University of Birmingham - Department of Accounting and Finance
Downloads 106 (341,244)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Loading...

agency costs; Insider ownership; imputation tax system; franked dividend, unfranked dividend; institutional ownership

27.

The Impact of Audit Quality in Rights Offerings

ISSN:1467-629X Accounting and finance
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 17 Feb 2014 Last Revised: 12 Nov 2018
Balasingham Balachandran, Robert W. Faff, Lily Nguyen and Premkanth Puwanenthiren
La Trobe Business School, La Trobe University, University of Queensland, The University of Queensland - UQ Business School and Westminster University
Downloads 102 (350,000)

Abstract:

Loading...

rights offerings, transferability, standby status, audit quality, audit fee, Big 6 Auditors

28.

Informed Trading in Option Markets around Accelerated Share Repurchase Announcements

27th Australasian Finance and Banking Conference 2014 Paper, 8th Conference on Financial Markets and Corporate Governance (FMCG) 2017
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 22 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 31 Jan 2017
Ladshiya Atisoothanan, Balasingham Balachandran, Huu Nhan Duong and Michael Theobald
La Trobe University - Faculty of Business, Economics and Law, La Trobe Business School, La Trobe University, Monash University - Department of Banking and Finance and University of Birmingham - Department of Accounting and Finance
Downloads 96 (363,958)

Abstract:

Loading...

Accelerated share repurchase, options trading, option to shares ratio, option volume, option liquidity, pseudo analysis, implied volatility skew and spread, volatility surface.

The Issuance of Warrants in Rights Offerings: Agency Costs and Signaling Effects

Australian Journal of Management, Forthcoming, 2013 Financial Markets & Corporate Governance Conference , Australian Centre for Financial Studies - Finsia Banking and Finance Conference 2010
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 19 Jul 2010 Last Revised: 17 Mar 2017
La Trobe Business School, La Trobe University, Deakin University - School of Accounting, Economics and Finance, University of South Australia, University of Birmingham - Department of Accounting and Finance and University of Southern Queensland
Downloads 77 (420,018)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Loading...

Issuance choice, rights offerings, unit offerings, warrants, equity, agency cost, signaling, Australia

The Issuance of Warrants in Rights Offerings: Agency Costs and Signaling Effects

Australian Journal of Management, Forthcoming
Posted: 27 Oct 2017
La Trobe Business School, La Trobe University, Deakin University - School of Accounting, Economics and Finance, University of Birmingham - Department of Accounting and Finance and University of Southern Queensland

Abstract:

Loading...

Agency cost, Australia, equity, issuance choice, rights offerings, signaling, unit offerings, warrants, G14, G32

30.

Does Carbon Risk Matter in Firm Dividend Policy? Evidence from a Quasi-natural Experiment in an Imputation Environment

Journal of Banking and Finance, Vol. 96, 2018
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 22 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 11 Apr 2019
Balasingham Balachandran and Justin Hung Nguyen
La Trobe Business School, La Trobe University and Massey University - Massey Business School
Downloads 71 (434,337)
Citation 6

Abstract:

Loading...

Dividend policy; Earnings uncertainty; Carbon risk; Imputation tax system; Franked dividend

31.

Client-firm workplace culture and audit fees

Number of pages: 52 Posted: 23 Aug 2021 Last Revised: 06 Nov 2021
Balasingham Balachandran, Christo Karuna, Sagarika Mishra and Premkanth Puwanenthiren
La Trobe Business School, La Trobe University, Monash University, Deakin University and Westminster University
Downloads 68 (444,348)

Abstract:

Loading...

culture, innovation, integrity, collaboration, audit fee, information asymmetry

32.

Long-Term Price Reaction to Dividend Reduction in an Imputation Environment – Evidence from Australia

2016 Financial Markets and Corporate Governance
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 03 Feb 2016
Balasingham Balachandran, Darren Henry and Berty Vidanapathirana
La Trobe Business School, La Trobe University, La Trobe University - Department of Economics and Finance and La Trobe University - School of Economics and Finance
Downloads 63 (461,940)

Abstract:

Loading...

Long-term price reaction, Australia, Dividend Reduction, decreases and omissions, Franked and unfranked, Interim and Final

33.

Dividend Initiations and Information Content - Revisited

9th Conference on Financial Markets and Corporate Governance (FMCG) 2018
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 19 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 23 Nov 2021
Balasingham Balachandran, Michael Theobald and Yun (Tracy) Zhou
La Trobe Business School, La Trobe University, University of Birmingham - Department of Accounting and Finance and Dept. of Economics and Finance, La Trobe University
Downloads 50 (513,383)

Abstract:

Loading...

Dividend initiations, abnormal operating performance, Information content, long term stock returns

34.

A Case Study on Incitec Pivot’s Acquisition Strategy of Dyno Nobel

Pacific-Basin Finance Journal
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 19 Jul 2020 Last Revised: 15 Apr 2021
Balasingham Balachandran, James Fazzino and Syed Shams
La Trobe Business School, La Trobe University, La Trobe University and University of Southern Queensland
Downloads 43 (545,509)

Abstract:

Loading...

Merger; Acquisition; Strategy; Case Study

35.

A Further Examination of the Price and Volatility Impact of Stock Dividends at Ex-Dates

Australian Economic Papers, Vol. 44, No. 3, pp. 248-268, September 2005
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 06 Sep 2005
Balasingham Balachandran, Robert W. Faff and Sally Tanner
La Trobe Business School, La Trobe University, University of Queensland and Monash University - Department of Accounting
Downloads 27 (634,801)

Abstract:

Loading...

36.

Do Special Dividends Convey Information?

2015 Financial Markets & Corporate Governance Conference
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 13 Feb 2015
Balasingham Balachandran, Michael J. Dempsey and Manali Mahamuni
La Trobe Business School, La Trobe University, Ton Duc Thang University (TDTU) and La Trobe University
Downloads 8 (785,530)

Abstract:

Loading...

special dividend, partial imputation tax system, free cash flow, operating performance, signaling

37.

New Insights into Rights Offerings as Signals of Firm Quality: Evidence from Australia

Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, Vol. 21, Issue 3, pp. 80-85, Summer 2009
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 02 Nov 2009
Balasingham Balachandran, Robert W. Faff and Michael Theobald
La Trobe Business School, La Trobe University, University of Queensland and University of Birmingham - Department of Accounting and Finance
Downloads 2 (844,597)

Abstract:

Loading...

38.

Managerial Share Ownership and Operating Performance: Do Independent and Executive Directors Have Different Incentives

Australian Journal of Management, Vol. 39, No. 1, 2014
Posted: 11 Feb 2014
Arifur Khan, Paul R. Mather and Balasingham Balachandran
Deakin University - School of Accounting, Economics and Finance, La Trobe University and La Trobe Business School, La Trobe University

Abstract:

Loading...

Entrenchment, incentive alignment, managerial share ownership, performance

39.

Open Market Repurchase Program, Dividend Payment Status, Information Asymmetry, and Institutional Ownership

2014 Financial Markets & Corporate Governance Conference
Posted: 01 Feb 2014 Last Revised: 26 Aug 2015
Viet Hung Pham, Balasingham Balachandran, Darren Henry and Lily Nguyen
La Trobe University - La Trobe Business School - Department of Economics and Finance, La Trobe Business School, La Trobe University, La Trobe University - Department of Economics and Finance and The University of Queensland - UQ Business School

Abstract:

Loading...

Open market repurchase, dividend status, information asymmetry, Institutional ownership

40.

Price Reaction, Final Dividend Reductions and Signaling: UK Evidence

The IUP Journal of Applied Finance, Vol. 17, No. 4, pp. 26-37, October 2011
Posted: 18 Jul 2012
Balasingham Balachandran, Vineeta Juthani, Manali Mahamuni and Berty Vidanapathirana
La Trobe Business School, La Trobe University, La Trobe University, La Trobe University and Monash University - Department of Accounting

Abstract:

Loading...

41.

The Impact of the Announcement of CEO Options: Empirical Evidence from Australia

Posted: 10 Sep 2007
Balasingham Balachandran, Keryn Chalmers and Yuniarti Putra
La Trobe Business School, La Trobe University, Monash University - Department of Accounting and Monash Business School

Abstract:

Loading...

Market reactions, CEO option awards, CEOs fees

42.

Interim Dividend Cuts and Omissions in the U.K.

EUROPEAN FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, Vol. 2 No. 1
Posted: 29 Jun 1998
Balasingham Balachandran, John Cadle and Michael Theobald
La Trobe Business School, La Trobe University, University of Birmingham and University of Birmingham - Department of Accounting and Finance

Abstract:

Loading...