Balasingham Balachandran

La Trobe University - School of Economics and Finance

Professor of Finance

La Trobe University

Bundoora, Vic, 3086

Australia

Financial Research Network (FIRN)

C/- University of Queensland Business School

St Lucia, 4071 Brisbane

Queensland

Australia

http://www.firn.org.au

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1.

Bonus Share Issues and Announcement Effect: Australian Evidence

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 04 Nov 2001
Balasingham Balachandran and Sally Tanner
La Trobe University - School of Economics and Finance and Monash University - Department of Accounting
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Price reaction, Bonus issues, Stock dividend, Signalling and Australia

2.

Powerful CEOs and Stock Price Crash Risk

FIRN Research Paper No. 2791707
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 20 Jun 2016 Last Revised: 10 Jan 2019
Md Al Mamun, Balasingham Balachandran and Huu Nhan Duong
La Trobe University - Department of Economics and Finance, La Trobe University - School of Economics and Finance and Monash University - Department of Banking and Finance
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CEO power, CEO option delta, CEO overconfidence, CEO general skills, stock price crash risk, corporate governance.

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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 University - School of Economics and Finance, University of South Australia, University of Birmingham - Department of Accounting and Finance and Monash University - Department of Accounting
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Price reactions, Australia, Dividend Reductions, Information Content, Franked and Unfranked, Interim and Final

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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 University - School of Economics and Finance, La Trobe University - Graduate School of Management and TDT University
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Dividend Reductions and Interim Effect: UK Evidence

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 25 Aug 1998
Balasingham Balachandran
La Trobe University - School of Economics and Finance
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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 University - School of Economics and Finance, Monash University and Monash University - Department of Accounting
Downloads 443 (63,217)

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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 University - School of Economics and Finance, University of Queensland and University of Birmingham - Department of Accounting and Finance
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Rights offerings, Takeup, Renounceability, Underwriting, Australia

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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 University - School of Economics and Finance, University of Queensland, University of Birmingham - Department of Accounting and Finance, University of Southern Queensland and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Erasmus School of Economics (ESE)
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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 University - School of Economics and Finance, University of Melbourne - Department of Economics and University of Birmingham - Department of Accounting and Finance
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Dividend, Speed of Adjustment, Overconfidence

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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 University - School of Economics and Finance and Monash University - Department of Banking and Finance
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Ownership structure, signal credibility, special dividends, imputation environment.

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 University - School of Economics and Finance, University of Queensland, Monash University - Department of Accounting and Monash Business School
Downloads 193 (154,216)

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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 University - School of Economics and Finance, University of Queensland, Monash University - Department of Accounting and Monash Business School
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divested asset acquisition; buyers; price reaction; fit and non-fit; fund source

12.

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 University - School of Economics and Finance, University of Queensland, University of Birmingham - Department of Accounting and Finance and Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Commerce and Administration
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Rights offerings, takeup, subscription period, underwriting, liquidity, Australia

13.

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 University - School of Economics and Finance, Monash University - Department of Accounting and Independent
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Earnings management, Shareholder-level tax changes, Full dividend imputation system, Ownership structure, Dividend payout policy

14.

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 University - School of Economics and Finance
Downloads 111 (242,509)

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Managerial Share Ownership, Performance, Incentive Alignment, Entrenchment

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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 University - School of Economics and Finance and TDT University
Downloads 97 (265,968)

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corporate takeovers, takeover predictability, Palepu model

16.

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 University - School of Economics and Finance, Monash University - Department of Banking and Finance, University of Birmingham - Department of Accounting and Finance and Dept. of Economics and Finance, La Trobe University
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Dividend initiations, options trading, O/S, call/put options, volatility surface, abnormal earnings, stock liquidity

17.

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
Department of Economics and Finance, La Trobe University, La Trobe University - School of Economics and Finance, Monash University - Department of Banking and Finance and Deakin University
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Stock Liquidity, Foreign Competition, Import Tariff

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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 University - School of Economics and Finance, University of Queensland, The University of Queensland - UQ Business School and La Trobe University - School of Economics and Finance
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rights offerings, transferability, standby status, audit quality, audit fee, Big 6 Auditors

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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 Vu
La Trobe University - School of Economics and Finance, Monash University - Department of Banking and Finance and Department of Economics and Finance, La Trobe University
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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 University - School of Economics and Finance, School of Accounting, Economics and Finance, Deakin University, La Trobe University and University of Birmingham - Department of Accounting and Finance
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agency costs; Insider ownership; imputation tax system; franked dividend, unfranked dividend; institutional ownership

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 University - School of Economics and Finance, 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
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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 University - School of Economics and Finance, Deakin University - School of Accounting, Economics and Finance, University of Birmingham - Department of Accounting and Finance and University of Southern Queensland

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

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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 University - School of Economics and Finance, Monash University - Department of Banking and Finance and University of Birmingham - Department of Accounting and Finance
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Accelerated share repurchase, options trading, option to shares ratio, option volume, option liquidity, pseudo analysis, implied volatility skew and spread, volatility surface.

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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 University - School of Economics and Finance, La Trobe University - Department of Economics and Finance and La Trobe University - School of Economics and Finance
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Long-term price reaction, Australia, Dividend Reduction, decreases and omissions, Franked and unfranked, Interim and Final

24.

Are Corporate General Counsels Effective Monitors - Evidence from Stock Price Crash Risk?

9th Conference on Financial Markets and Corporate Governance (FMCG) 2018
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 31 Oct 2018
Md Al Mamun, Balasingham Balachandran, Huu Nhan Duong and Ferdinand A Gul
La Trobe University - Department of Economics and Finance, La Trobe University - School of Economics and Finance, Monash University - Department of Banking and Finance and Deakin University
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Corporate general counsel. Discretionary accruals. Opaque financial reports. Stock price crash risk

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Does Threat of Takeover Affect Default Risk?

Number of pages: 58 Posted: 12 Mar 2019 Last Revised: 13 Jun 2019
Balasingham Balachandran, Huu Nhan Duong, Tony van Zijl and Arfian Zudana
La Trobe University - School of Economics and Finance, Monash University - Department of Banking and Finance, Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Commerce and Administration and Victoria University of Wellington
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Takeover Market, Default Risk, Information Asymmetry, Corporate Governance, Earnings Quality

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Does Option Trading Affect Audit Pricing?

Number of pages: 51 Posted: 31 Oct 2018 Last Revised: 02 Dec 2018
La Trobe University - Department of Accounting and Management, La Trobe University - School of Economics and Finance, Monash University - Department of Banking and Finance, Roehampton University and University of Birmingham - Department of Accounting and Finance
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Audit Fees; Option Trading; Information Asymmetry; Agency Costs, Governance; Earnings Quality.

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

2019 Financial Markets & Corporate Governance Conference
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 19 Feb 2019
Muhammad Jahangir Ali, Balasingham Balachandran, Michael Michael and Michael Theobald
La Trobe University - Department of Accounting and Management, La Trobe University - School of Economics and Finance, La Trobe University and University of Birmingham - Department of Accounting and Finance
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Corporate General Counsel; Decision to pay Dividend; Dividend Payout; Agency Costs; Corporate Governance; Repurchases

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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 University - School of Economics and Finance, University of Queensland and Monash University - Department of Accounting
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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 University - School of Economics and Finance and Victoria University of Wellington - Victoria Business School
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Dividend policy; Earnings uncertainty; Carbon risk; Imputation tax system; Franked dividend

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Australian Evidence on Student Expectations and Perceptions of Introductory Business Finance

Accounting and Finance, Vol. 46, No. 5, pp. 697-713, December 2006
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 17 Nov 2006
Balasingham Balachandran, Michael T. Skully, Kevin Tant and John R. Watson
La Trobe University - School of Economics and Finance, Monash University - Department of Banking and Finance, Monash University - Department of Accounting and Monash University - Department of Accounting
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On-Market Share Buybacks, Exercisable Share Options and Earnings Management

Accounting & Finance, Vol. 48, Issue 1, pp. 25-49, March 2008
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 29 Feb 2008
Balasingham Balachandran, Keryn Chalmers and Janto Haman
La Trobe University - School of Economics and Finance, Monash University - Department of Accounting and Monash University
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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 University - School of Economics and Finance, University of Queensland and University of Birmingham - Department of Accounting and Finance
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Dividend Initiations, Information Content and Free Cash Flow - The Impact of the 2003 Dividend Tax Cut

9th Conference on Financial Markets and Corporate Governance (FMCG) 2018
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 19 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 16 Jun 2019
Balasingham Balachandran, Huu Nhan Duong, Michael Theobald and Yun (Tracy) Zhou
La Trobe University - School of Economics and Finance, Monash University - Department of Banking and Finance, University of Birmingham - Department of Accounting and Finance and Dept. of Economics and Finance, La Trobe University
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Dividend initiations, abnormal operating performance, Information content, long term stock returns

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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 University - School of Economics and Finance

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Entrenchment, incentive alignment, managerial share ownership, performance

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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 University - School of Economics and Finance, La Trobe University - Department of Economics and Finance and The University of Queensland - UQ Business School

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

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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 University - School of Economics and Finance, La Trobe University, La Trobe University and Monash University - Department of Accounting

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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 University - School of Economics and Finance, Monash University - Department of Accounting and Monash Business School

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Market reactions, CEO option awards, CEOs fees

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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 University - School of Economics and Finance, University of Birmingham and University of Birmingham - Department of Accounting and Finance

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