Sadok El Ghoul

University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean

Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2R3

Canada

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Scholarly Papers (78)

1.

Does Corporate Social Responsibility Affect the Cost of Capital?

Journal of Banking & Finance, Vol. 35, Issue 9, pp. 2388-2406, September 2011
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 03 Feb 2010 Last Revised: 29 Nov 2014
University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean, University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina - Darla Moore School of Business and University of Saskatchewan - Edwards School of Business
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Cost of equity capital, Corporate social responsibility

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Citation 27

Internationalization and Bank Risk

Management Science, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 05 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 30 Jan 2016
University of South Carolina - Darla Moore School of Business, University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean, University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business and Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
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Risk, Internationalization, Banking, Financial Crises, Corporate Governance

Internationalization and Bank Risk

Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Working Paper No. 15-08
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 22 Nov 2015
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, University of South Carolina - Darla Moore School of Business, University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean and University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business
Downloads 80 (364,598)
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Risk, Internationalization, Banking, Financial Crises, Corporate Governance

Internationalization and Bank Risk

Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Working Paper No. 15-08
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 18 Sep 2015
University of South Carolina - Darla Moore School of Business, University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean, University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business and Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
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Risk, Internationalization, Banking, Financial Crises, Corporate Governance

Corporate Environmental Responsibility and the Cost of Capital: International Evidence

KAIST College of Business Working Paper Series No. 2014-008
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 25 Jul 2014
University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean, University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business, KAIST College of Business and KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) - College of Business
Downloads 408 (85,584)
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Corporate environmental responsibility; Firm risk; Cost of equity capital

Corporate Environmental Responsibility and the Cost of Capital: International Evidence

Journal of Business Ethics, forthcoming
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 17 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2020
University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean, University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business, KAIST College of Business and KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) - College of Business
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Corporate environmental responsibility, Cost of equity capital, Firm risk

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External versus Internal Monitoring: The Importance of Multiple Large Shareholders and Families to Auditor Choice in Western European Firms

Number of pages: 61 Posted: 07 Apr 2009 Last Revised: 02 Jun 2018
Sadok El Ghoul, Omrane Guedhami and Jeffrey Pittman
University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean, University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business and Memorial University of Newfoundland (MNU) - Faculty of Business Administration
Downloads 620 (51,585)
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auditor choice, ownership structure, corporate governance, Western Europe

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Policy Uncertainty and Accounting Quality

The Accounting Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 16 Jul 2020
University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean, University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business, Santa Clara University - Leavey School of Business and University of South Carolina
Downloads 526 (63,494)
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economic policy uncertainty; accounting quality; earnings management; investor attention; monitoring; press freedom

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New Evidence on the Role of the Media in Corporate Social Responsibility

Journal of Business Ethics, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 08 Jan 2016 Last Revised: 17 Jan 2018
University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean, University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business, Wake Forest University and Wake Forest University, School of Business
Downloads 499 (67,813)
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Corporate Social Responsibility; Media Freedom; Corporate Governance; Corporate Reputation

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Does Information Asymmetry Matter to Equity Pricing? Evidence from Firms’ Geographic Location

Contemporary Accounting Research, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 13 Sep 2010 Last Revised: 12 Oct 2015
University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean, University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), Memorial University of Newfoundland (MNU) - Faculty of Business Administration and Queen's University - Smith School of Business
Downloads 494 (68,664)
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Cost of equity capital, information asymmetry, geography location

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Does Corporate Social Responsibility Reduce the Costs of High Leverage? Evidence from Capital Structure and Product Market Interactions

Journal of Banking and Finance, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 27 Apr 2017 Last Revised: 22 Dec 2019
York University - Schulich School of Business, University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean, University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina - Darla Moore School of Business and Bryant University
Downloads 460 (74,995)
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Corporate social responsibility; Costs of high leverage; Stakeholder theory of capital structure

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Cross-Country Evidence on the Importance of Big Four Auditors to Equity Pricing: The Mediating Role of Legal Institutions

Accounting, Organizations and Society, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 09 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2020
Sadok El Ghoul, Omrane Guedhami and Jeffrey Pittman
University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean, University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business and Memorial University of Newfoundland (MNU) - Faculty of Business Administration
Downloads 401 (88,113)
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Audit Quality, Corporate Governance, Cost of Equity

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Does CSR Matter in Times of Crisis? Evidence from the COVID-19 Pandemic  

Journal of Corporate Finance, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 09 Nov 2020 Last Revised: 09 Jan 2021
Kee-Hong Bae, Sadok El Ghoul, Jason Gong and Omrane Guedhami
York University - Schulich School of Business, University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean, Lingnan University and University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business
Downloads 352 (102,923)
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Stakeholder welfare vs. shareholder value; Corporate social responsibility; Stock return performance; COVID-19 crisis; Valuation channels

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Policy Uncertainty, Investment, and the Cost of Capital

Journal of Financial Stability, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 06 Jun 2017 Last Revised: 30 Aug 2018
University of Hamburg, University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean, University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business and University of Hamburg
Downloads 341 (106,345)
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Economic Uncertainty, Policy Uncertainty, Investment, Cost of Capital

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State Ownership and Corporate Cash Holdings

Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis (JFQA), Forthcoming
Number of pages: 81 Posted: 23 Dec 2015 Last Revised: 17 Jul 2017
West Virginia University, University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean, University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business and Wake Forest University
Downloads 340 (106,345)
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Privatization; government ownership; cash holdings; institutions; value of cash

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Family Control and Corporate Social Responsibility

Journal of Banking and Finance, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 27 Jun 2015 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2020
University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean, University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina - Darla Moore School of Business and West Virginia University - Department of Finance
Downloads 337 (107,385)
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Family control, corporate social responsibility (CSR), agency theory, institutions, East Asia

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Firm Internationalization and Corporate Social Responsibility

Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 134, No. 2, 2016
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 12 Dec 2013 Last Revised: 17 Jul 2017
Saint Mary's University - Department of Finance & Management Science, American University of Sharjah - School of Business and Management, University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean and University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business
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Corporate international diversification; corporate social performance; institutional environments

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Country-Level Institutions, Firm Value, and the Role of Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives

Number of pages: 58 Posted: 23 Dec 2015
Sadok El Ghoul, Omrane Guedhami and Yongtae Kim
University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean, University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business and Santa Clara University - Leavey School of Business
Downloads 318 (114,465)
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Institutions, Institutional void, Corporate social responsibility, Transaction costs, Firm value

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Does Corporate Social Responsibility Affect Mutual Fund Performance and Flows?

Journal of Banking and Finance, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 09 Dec 2015 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2020
Sadok El Ghoul and Aymen Karoui
University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean and York University
Downloads 299 (122,214)
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Corporate social responsibility; Mutual fund performance; Mutual fund flows; Socially responsible investing

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Dividends and Economic Policy Uncertainty: International Evidence

Number of pages: 85 Posted: 17 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2020
Saint Mary's University - Department of Finance & Management Science, University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean, University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business and University of Nottingham, Ningbo China -Nottingham University Business School China
Downloads 298 (122,631)
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Dividends; Economic policy uncertainty; Corporate governance; International

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Cross-Listing and Corporate Social Responsibility

Journal of Corporate Finance, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 12 Oct 2015 Last Revised: 15 Aug 2016
American University of Sharjah - School of Business and Management, University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean, West Virginia University - Department of Finance, University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business and University of South Carolina - Darla Moore School of Business
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Cross-listing, corporate social responsibility (CSR), bonding theory, institutions

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Institutional Investor Horizon and Firm Valuation Around the World

Journal of International Business Studies, forthcoming
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 28 May 2019 Last Revised: 08 Jun 2020
University of Hamburg, University of Hamburg, University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean, University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business and University of Hamburg - Hamburg Business School
Downloads 253 (145,269)
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Institutional investors, investment horizon, foreign investors, international corporate governance, firm value

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Zero-Leverage Puzzle: An International Comparison

Forthcoming in the Review of Finance
Number of pages: 76 Posted: 12 Oct 2016 Last Revised: 27 Oct 2016
University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean, University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina - Darla Moore School of Business and University of Nottingham, Ningbo China -Nottingham University Business School China
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Capital structure, Debt financing, Zero leverage, Informal institutions

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Board Reforms and Dividend Policy: International Evidence

Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 03 Mar 2020 Last Revised: 18 May 2020
York University - Schulich School of Business, University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean, University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business and University of Nottingham, Ningbo China -Nottingham University Business School China
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Corporate Governance and Tax Avoidance: Evidence from U.S. Cross-listing

Number of pages: 55 Posted: 25 Jun 2019 Last Revised: 09 Nov 2020
West Virginia University, University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean, University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business, West Virginia University - Department of Finance and West Virginia University
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cross-listing; tax avoidance; corporate governance; shareholder protection

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Cross-Country Evidence on the Importance of Auditor Choice to Corporate Debt Maturity

Contemporary Accounting Research, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 29 Nov 2014
University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean, University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business, Memorial University of Newfoundland (MNU) - Faculty of Business Administration and University of Victoria
Downloads 210 (173,681)
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Audit quality, corporate governance, legal institutions, debt maturity

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State Ownership and Stock Liquidity: Evidence from Privatization

Journal of Corporate Finance, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 13 Jun 2017 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2020
American University of Sharjah - School of Business and Management, West Virginia University, University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean, University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business and Wake Forest University
Downloads 209 (174,491)
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Privatization, government ownership, stock liquidity, valuation, cost of capital

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International Evidence on State Ownership and Trade Credit: Opportunities and Motivations

Journal of International Business Studies, forthcoming
Number of pages: 84 Posted: 30 Jan 2018 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2020
West Virginia University, University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean, University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina - Darla Moore School of Business and Wake Forest University
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Privatization, state ownership, trade credit, formal institutions, informal institutions, financial market development

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Do State and Foreign Ownership Affect Investment Efficiency? Evidence from Privatizations

Journal of Corporate Finance, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 28 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 29 Nov 2014
West Virginia University, University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean, University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business and West Virginia University - Department of Finance
Downloads 198 (183,451)
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privatization, investment efficiency, corporate governance

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The Market Value of Government Ownership

Journal of Corporate Finance, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 15 May 2017 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2020
American University of Sharjah - School of Business and Management, University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean, University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business and University of Oklahoma
Downloads 195 (185,984)
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Government Control; Financial Crises; Corporate Valuation

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National Culture and Corporate Debt Maturity

Journal of Banking and Finance, Vol. 36, 2012
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 11 Nov 2013 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2020
University of Nottingham, Ningbo China -Nottingham University Business School China, University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean, University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business and University of South Carolina - Darla Moore School of Business
Downloads 184 (195,951)
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Deregulation and Banks’ Cost of Equity Capital

Number of pages: 59 Posted: 03 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 14 Jan 2021
University of South Carolina - Darla Moore School of Business, University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean, University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business and Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
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Bank deregulation, cost of equity capital, weighted average cost of capital, risk, acquisitions, M&As.

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The Global Financial Crisis, Family Control and Dividend Policy

Financial Management, forthcoming
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 27 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2020
Saint Mary's University - Department of Finance & Management Science, American University of Sharjah - School of Business and Management, University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean and University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business
Downloads 171 (208,861)
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Family control, Agency costs, Dividend policy, East Asia, Financial crisis

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Creditor Rights and Capital Structure: Evidence from International Data

Journal of Corporate Finance, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 11 Nov 2013
Korea Exchange (KRX), University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean, University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business and Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU)
Downloads 165 (215,195)
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Creditor rights, Investor protection, Capital structure, Bankruptcy

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Institutional Investment Horizons and the Cost of Equity Capital

Financial Management, forthcoming
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 17 Feb 2014 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2020
Najah Attig, Sean Cleary, Sadok El Ghoul and Omrane Guedhami
Saint Mary's University - Department of Finance & Management Science, Queen's University - Smith School of Business, University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean and University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business
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Cost of equity, Institutional investment horizons, Corporate governance

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The Governance Role of Multiple Large Shareholders: Evidence from the Valuation of Cash Holdings

Journal of Management & Governance, Vol. 17, 2013
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 11 Nov 2013
Saint Mary's University - Department of Finance & Management Science, University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean, University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business and University of Victoria
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corporate governance, multiple large shareholders, cash holdings, firm performance

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The Role of Creditor Rights on Capital Structure and Product Market Interactions: International Evidence

Journal of International Business Studies, forthcoming
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 06 Jun 2017 Last Revised: 27 Apr 2020
University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean, University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina - Darla Moore School of Business and Bryant University
Downloads 146 (238,193)
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creditor rights; capital structure; product market performance; financial systems

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Do Multiple Large Shareholders Play a Corporate Governance Role? Evidence from East Asia

Journal of Financial Research, Vol. 32, No. 4, 2009
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 11 Nov 2013 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2020
Najah Attig, Sadok El Ghoul and Omrane Guedhami
Saint Mary's University - Department of Finance & Management Science, University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean and University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business
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Corporate governance, Multiple large shareholders, Corporate valuation

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Institutional Investment Horizon and Investment-Cash Flow Sensitivity

Journal of Banking and Finance, Vol. 36, 2012
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 11 Nov 2013 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2020
Najah Attig, Sean Cleary, Sadok El Ghoul and Omrane Guedhami
Saint Mary's University - Department of Finance & Management Science, Queen's University - Smith School of Business, University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean and University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business
Downloads 144 (240,895)
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Institutional investors, Investment horizon, Corporate governance

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National Culture and Profit Reinvestment: Evidence from Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

Financial Management, forthcoming
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 26 Feb 2014 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2020
University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean, University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina - Darla Moore School of Business and Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) - Department of Finance and Decision Sciences
Downloads 138 (249,430)
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National Culture, Profit Reinvestment, Small Firms, Emerging Markets, Economic Development

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Who Wins and Who Loses from Bank Geographic Deregulation? Analysis of Financially Constrained and Unconstrained Firms

Journal of Corporate Finance, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 12 Jun 2018 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2020
University of South Carolina - Darla Moore School of Business, West Virginia University, University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean and University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business
Downloads 135 (253,737)
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Bank Deregulation, Economic Growth, Financial Constraints, Large Firms, Small Firms

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Organization Capital and the Cost of Equity Financing in Medium-Sized Manufacturing Firms

Contemporary Accounting Research, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 18 May 2017 Last Revised: 25 Jul 2017
Najah Attig and Sadok El Ghoul
Saint Mary's University - Department of Finance & Management Science and University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean
Downloads 129 (262,668)
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Intangible assets, Management practices, Organization capital, Implied cost of equity capital

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The Effects of Analyst Forecast Properties and Country-Level Institutions on the Cost of Debt

Journal of Financial Research, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 15 Dec 2013 Last Revised: 02 Oct 2015
American University of Sharjah - School of Business and Management, University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean, University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business and American University of Sharjah - School of Business and Management
Downloads 127 (265,725)

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Analyst Forecasts, Disclosure, Creditor Rights, Cost of Debt

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Competition and Bank Risk: Evidence from Geographic Bank Deregulation

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 23 Aug 2019
University of South Carolina - Darla Moore School of Business, University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean, University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business and University of South Carolina - Department of Finance
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Deregulation, Risk, Intrastate Branching, Interstate Banking, Interstate Branching, Diversification, Competition

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Does Religion Matter to Equity Pricing?

Journal of Business Ethics, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 06 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 26 Feb 2014
University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean, University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), Memorial University of Newfoundland (MNU) - Faculty of Business Administration and Queen's University - Smith School of Business
Downloads 114 (287,463)
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Religion, Cost of Equity Capital, Investor Protection, Corporate Governance

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Are Insiders Equal? Evidence from Earnings Management in Closely Held East Asian Firms

Research in International Business and Finance, forthcoming
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 26 Jul 2017 Last Revised: 20 May 2020
Saint Mary's University - Department of Finance & Management Science, West Virginia University, University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean, University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina - Darla Moore School of Business and Memorial University of Newfoundland (MNU) - Faculty of Business Administration
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Family Conglomerates, Earnings Management, Comparative Accounting Systems and Practice, Real Activities Manipulation, Corporate Governance, East Asia

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Institutional Investor Legal Origins and Corporate GHG Emissions Disclosure Quality

Number of pages: 51 Posted: 07 Dec 2020
University of Hamburg, University of Hamburg, University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean, University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business and University of Hamburg - Hamburg Business School
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Carbon disclosure, corporate environmental responsibility, institutional investors, foreign ownership, legal origin

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Trade Credit Provision and National Culture

Journal of Corporate Finance, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 79 Posted: 13 Jun 2016 Last Revised: 15 Aug 2016
Sadok El Ghoul and Xiaolan Zheng
University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean and University of Nottingham, Ningbo China -Nottingham University Business School China
Downloads 91 (333,947)
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trade credit, national culture, collectivism, power distance, uncertainty avoidance, masculinity

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Collectivism and Corruption in Bank Lending

Journal of International Business Studies, forthcoming
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 11 Nov 2013 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2020
University of Nottingham, Ningbo China -Nottingham University Business School China, University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean, University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business and University of South Carolina - Darla Moore School of Business
Downloads 82 (355,795)
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Banking and Finance, National Culture, Corruption

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Post-Privatization State Ownership and Bank Risk-Taking: Cross-Country Evidence

Journal of Corporate Finance, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 06 Mar 2019 Last Revised: 24 Apr 2020
American University of Sharjah - School of Business and Management, University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean, University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business and University of Memphis - Fogelman College of Business and Economics
Downloads 77 (369,204)
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privatization; state ownership; risk-taking; institutions; regulations

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Corporate Capital Structure and Firm Value: International Evidence on the Special Roles of Bank Debt

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 07 Dec 2020 Last Revised: 16 Jan 2021
University of South Carolina - Darla Moore School of Business, University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean, University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Capital structure, banks, bank specialness, debt finance, debt intensity

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Fund Names vs. Family Names: Implications for Mutual Fund Flows

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 04 May 2020 Last Revised: 06 May 2020
Sadok El Ghoul and Aymen Karoui
University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean and York University
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Mutual Fund Flows, Fund Names, Behavioral Biases, Fund Families

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Fund Performance and Social Responsibility: New Evidence using Social Active Share and Social Tracking Error

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 02 Dec 2019 Last Revised: 22 Oct 2020
Sadok El Ghoul and Aymen Karoui
University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean and York University
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Mutual fund performance; Socially responsible investing; Active share

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The Green and Brown Performances of Mutual Fund Portfolios

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 01 Mar 2021
University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean, York University, Ivey Business School, Western University and University of New Brunswick - Saint John
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Mutual fund performance; Socially responsible investing (SRI); Non-socially responsible investing; Sustainable finance; Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG); Corporate social responsibility (CSR)

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Governance and Leverage: International Evidence

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 20 Nov 2020
Saint Mary's University, University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean, University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business and University of Texas at San Antonio
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What’s in a (Green) Name? The Consequences of Greening Fund Names on Fund Flows, Turnover, and Performance

Finance Research Letters, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 24 Jun 2020 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2020
Sadok El Ghoul and Aymen Karoui
University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean and York University
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Mutual Fund Flows; Socially Responsible Investing; Fund Names; Fund Performance; Turnover; Sustainability

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Institutional Investment Horizons, Corporate Governance, and Credit Ratings: International Evidence

Journal of Corporate Finance, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 08 Jul 2020 Last Revised: 09 Jan 2021
Saint Mary's University, University of Hamburg, University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean and University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business
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Institutional ownership; investment horizons; corporate governance; credit ratings

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National Culture and the Choice of Exchange Rate Regime

Journal of International Money and Finance, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 17 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 27 Apr 2020
School of Economic & Trade, Hunan University, University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean, University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business and University of South Carolina - Darla Moore School of Business
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national culture; individualism/collectivism; exchange rate regime; economic growth

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The Role of IRS Monitoring in Equity Pricing in Public Firms

Contemporary Accounting Research, Vol. 28, 2011
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 13 Nov 2013
Sadok El Ghoul, Omrane Guedhami and Jeffrey Pittman
University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean, University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business and Memorial University of Newfoundland (MNU) - Faculty of Business Administration
Downloads 63 (411,432)
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Corporate governance, IRS audits, Taxes, Agency costs

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Rating Standards around the World: A Puzzle?

Emerging Markets Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 06 Mar 2019 Last Revised: 18 May 2020
Najah Attig, Hamdi Driss and Sadok El Ghoul
Saint Mary's University - Department of Finance & Management Science, Saint Mary's University and University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean
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Collectivism and the Costs of High Leverage

Journal of Banking and Finance, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 26 Jul 2017 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2020
University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean, University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina - Darla Moore School of Business and Bryant University
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Collectivism, National Culture, Costs of High Leverage, Stakeholder Theory, Predation Theory

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Does Social Trust Affect International Contracting? Evidence from Foreign Bond Covenants

Journal of International Business Studies, forthcoming
Number of pages: 88 Posted: 16 Feb 2018 Last Revised: 04 Jun 2020
Lehigh University - College of Business, University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean, University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business and Bryant University
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Informal Institutions; Social Trust; Formal Institutions; Corporate Governance; Contracts; Covenants

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Credit Ratings Quality in Uncertain Times

Number of pages: 71 Posted: 16 Nov 2020
Najah Attig, Hamdi Driss and Sadok El Ghoul
Saint Mary's University - Department of Finance & Management Science, Saint Mary's University and University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean
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ratings quality; conflicts of interest; policy uncertainty; regulation

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Zombie Firms: Prevalence, Determinants, and Corporate Policies

Number of pages: 14 Posted: 07 Dec 2020 Last Revised: 10 Dec 2020
Sadok El Ghoul, Zhengwei Fu and Omrane Guedhami
University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean, University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business and University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business
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Zombie firms; Debt enforcement; Corporate policies

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Sovereign Wealth Funds, Institutional Environments, and Corporate Governance

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 08 Dec 2020
West Virginia University, University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean, University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business and West Virginia University - Department of Finance
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State Ownership and Debt Structure

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 04 Mar 2021
American University of Sharjah - School of Business and Management, West Virginia University, University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean and University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business
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Privatization; government/state ownership; debt structure; institutional environments

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Cross-Country Determinants of Institutional Investors’ Investment Horizons

Finance Research Letters, forthcoming
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 29 Jun 2020 Last Revised: 17 Oct 2020
University of Hamburg, University of Hamburg, University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean, University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business and University of Hamburg - Hamburg Business School
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Institutional investors, investment horizons, churn rates, institutional environments

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Corporate Social Responsibility in Emerging Market Economies: Determinants, Consequences, and Future Research Directions

Emerging Markets Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 07 Dec 2020
American University of Sharjah - School of Business and Management, University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean, University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business and West Virginia University - Department of Finance
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Corporate Social Responsibility; Emerging Markets; Determinants; Valuation; Cost of Capital

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Do Foreign Institutional Investors Affect International Contracting? Evidence from Bond Covenants

Number of pages: 71 Posted: 04 Mar 2021 Last Revised: 23 Apr 2021
Lehigh University - College of Business, University of Hamburg, University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean, University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business and Bryant University
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Institutional ownership, foreign investors, bond covenants, corporate governance

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Institutional Investment Horizon and Firm Credit Ratings

International Finance Review (2011)
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 20 Jul 2017
Najah Attig, Sadok El Ghoul and Omrane Guedhami
Saint Mary's University - Department of Finance & Management Science, University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean and University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business
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institutional investors, investment horizon, credit ratings, corporate governance

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Flying Under the Radar: The Real Effects of Anonymous Trading

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 07 Dec 2020
Najah Attig and Sadok El Ghoul
Saint Mary's University - Department of Finance & Management Science and University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean
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Anonymous trading, informative feedback, Tobin’s Q, investment efficiency

69.

Greenwashing and Product Market Competition

Finance Research Letters, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 02 Mar 2021
Mohamed Arouri, Sadok El Ghoul and Mathieu Gomes
Université Côte d'Azur, University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean and Université Clermont Auvergne
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Greenwashing, Product market competition, Environmental cost

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National Culture and Bank Liquidity Creation

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 19 Apr 2021
American University of Sharjah - School of Business and Management, School of Economic & Trade, Hunan University, University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean, University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business and University of South Carolina, Darla Moore School of Business, Department of Finance
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Bank liquidity, Bank risk, National culture

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Related-Party Transactions and CEO Foreign Experience: Evidence from China

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 04 Mar 2021
Beijing Wuzi University, University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean, University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business, Kyushu University - Faculty of Economics and Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT)
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Managerial foreign experience; related-party transactions; institutional environments

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Collectivism and Corruption in Commercial Loan Production: How to Break the Curse?

Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 139, No. 2, 2016
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 20 Jul 2017 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2020
University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean, University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina - Darla Moore School of Business and University of Nottingham, Ningbo China -Nottingham University Business School China
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Regulations and Governance, Bank Lending, Corruption, Institutions, National Culture, Ownership Structure

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The Persistence of Share Repurchases, Financing, and Firm Maturity

Number of pages: 52 Posted: 04 May 2021
University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean, University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business, Sungkyunkwan University, School of Business Administration, Students and Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU)
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Share repurchases, valuation, cash flow, retained earnings, capital structure, firm maturity

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Bank Systemic Risk around COVID-19: A Cross-Country Analysis

Number of pages: 52 Posted: 20 Oct 2020 Last Revised: 24 Apr 2021
Nankai University - School of Finance, University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean, University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business, Nankai University - School of Finance and University of South Carolina, Darla Moore School of Business, Department of Finance
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Banking, COVID-19, International, Systemic risk, Regulation, Informal institutions

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The Level of Greenwashing and Cost of Equity Capital

Posted: 25 Mar 2021
Saint Mary's University, Hong Kong Polytechnic University - School of Accounting and Finance, University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean and Brock University - Accounting

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Greenwashing; cost of capital; selective disclosure

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CREDITOR RIGHTS, COST OF EQUITY CAPITAL AND DEBT CAPACITY: EVIDENCE FROM A QUASI EXPERIMENT

Posted: 22 Apr 2020 Last Revised: 24 Mar 2021
Najah Attig and Sadok El Ghoul
Saint Mary's University - Department of Finance & Management Science and University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean

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Institutional Shareholder Distraction, Agency Conflicts, and the Cost of Debt

Posted: 12 Feb 2020 Last Revised: 13 Nov 2020
University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean, University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University and University of South Carolina

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Inattention, Agency Conflicts, Bondholder–Shareholder Conflict, Cost of Debt

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Corporate Legitimacy and Investment–Cash Flow Sensitivity

Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 121, No. 2, May 2014
Posted: 26 Jul 2017
Najah Attig, Sean Cleary, Sadok El Ghoul and Omrane Guedhami
Saint Mary's University - Department of Finance & Management Science, Queen's University - Smith School of Business, University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean and University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business

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Corporate Social Responsibility, Investment–Cash Flow Sensitivity, Stakeholder Theory