Sadok El Ghoul

University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean

Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2R3

Canada

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Scholarly Papers (45)

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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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: 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

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
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Risk, Internationalization, Banking, Financial Crises, Corporate Governance

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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
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auditor choice, ownership structure, corporate governance, Western Europe

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
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Corporate environmental responsibility; Firm risk; Cost of equity capital

Corporate Environmental Responsibility and the Cost of Capital: International Evidence

Number of pages: 54 Posted: 17 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 09 Oct 2015
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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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 Smith School of Business
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Cost of equity capital, information asymmetry, geography location

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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
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Corporate Social Responsibility; Media Freedom; Corporate Governance; Corporate Reputation

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

Number of pages: 70 Posted: 09 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 22 Dec 2014
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
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Audit Quality, Corporate Governance, Cost of Equity

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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
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Institutions, Institutional void, Corporate social responsibility, Transaction costs, Firm value

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Family Control and Corporate Social Responsibility

Number of pages: 53 Posted: 27 Jun 2015 Last Revised: 25 Jan 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 Renmin University of China - School of Business
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Family control, corporate social responsibility (CSR), agency theory, institutions, East Asia

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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
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Privatization; government ownership; cash holdings; institutions; value of cash

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

Number of pages: 53 Posted: 27 Apr 2017
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
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Corporate Social Responsibility, Costs of High Leverage, Stakeholder Theory of Capital Structure

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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, Renmin University of China - School of Business, 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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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
Hamburg University, University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean, University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business and University of Hamburg
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Economic Uncertainty, Policy Uncertainty, Investment, Cost of Capital

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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
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Audit quality, corporate governance, legal institutions, debt maturity

16.

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 Nottingham Business School China
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Capital structure, Debt financing, Zero leverage, Informal institutions

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Does Corporate Social Responsibility Affect Mutual Fund Performance and Flows?

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 09 Dec 2015 Last Revised: 25 Dec 2016
Sadok El Ghoul and Aymen Karoui
University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean and York University
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Corporate social responsibility; Mutual fund performance; Mutual fund flows; Socially responsible investing

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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)
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Creditor rights, Investor protection, Capital structure, Bankruptcy

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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
Nottingham 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
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The Global Financial Crisis, Family Control and Dividend Policy

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 27 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 12 Oct 2015
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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Family control, Agency costs, Dividend policy, East Asia, Financial crisis

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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 Renmin University of China - School of Business
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privatization, investment efficiency, corporate governance

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

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 26 Feb 2014 Last Revised: 24 Jun 2015
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
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National Culture, Profit Reinvestment, Small Firms, Emerging Markets, Economic Development

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The Market Value of Government Ownership

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 15 May 2017 Last Revised: 12 Dec 2017
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
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Government Control; Financial Crises; Corporate Valuation

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Institutional Investment Horizons and the Cost of Equity Capital

Number of pages: 67 Posted: 17 Feb 2014
Najah Attig, Sean Cleary, Sadok El Ghoul and Omrane Guedhami
Saint Mary's University - Department of Finance & Management Science, 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 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
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Analyst Forecasts, Disclosure, Creditor Rights, Cost of Debt

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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
Najah Attig, Sean Cleary, Sadok El Ghoul and Omrane Guedhami
Saint Mary's University - Department of Finance & Management Science, Smith School of Business, University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean and University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business
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Institutional investors, Investment horizon, 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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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
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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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
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Intangible assets, Management practices, Organization capital, Implied cost of equity capital

30.

State Ownership and Stock Liquidity: Evidence from Privatization

Number of pages: 63 Posted: 13 Jun 2017 Last Revised: 09 Oct 2018
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 ownership, stock liquidity, valuation, cost of capital

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State Ownership and Trade Credit

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 30 Jan 2018 Last Revised: 08 Nov 2018
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; financial market development

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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 Smith School of Business
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Religion, Cost of Equity Capital, Investor Protection, Corporate Governance

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Creditor Rights and the Costs of High Leverage: Evidence from Capital Structure and Product Market Interactions

Number of pages: 66 Posted: 06 Jun 2017 Last Revised: 10 Nov 2018
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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Creditor Rights; Costs of High Leverage; Stakeholder Theory of Capital Structure

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Collectivism and Corruption in Bank Lending

Number of pages: 50 Posted: 11 Nov 2013
Nottingham 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
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Banking and Finance, National Culture, Corruption

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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 Nottingham Business School China
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trade credit, national culture, collectivism, power distance, uncertainty avoidance, masculinity

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

Number of pages: 64 Posted: 26 Jul 2017 Last Revised: 17 Jun 2018
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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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
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Corporate governance, IRS audits, Taxes, Agency costs

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

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 12 Jun 2018
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
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Bank Deregulation, Economic Growth, Financial Constraints, Large Firms, Small Firms

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Political Institutions and Corporate Transparency in Emerging Economies

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 08 Mar 2018
Richard W. Carney, Sadok El Ghoul and Omrane Guedhami
China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean and University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business
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Political Economy; Institutional Theory; Earnings Management; Institutional Context; Emerging Markets, Countries, Economies

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Collectivism and the Costs of High Leverage

Number of pages: 69 Posted: 26 Jul 2017 Last Revised: 15 Jun 2018
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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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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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
University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean, University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina - Darla Moore School of Business and Nottingham Business School China
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Regulations and Governance, Bank Lending, Corruption, Institutions, National Culture, Ownership Structure

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

Posted: 16 Feb 2018 Last Revised: 04 Sep 2018
Lehigh University - College of Business & Economics, University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean, University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business and Bryant University

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Trust; Contracts; Covenants; Institutions; Corporate Governance

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Policy Uncertainty and Earnings Management

Posted: 11 Jan 2018 Last Revised: 17 Jan 2018
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

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policy uncertainty, earnings management, monitoring, corporate governance, country-level institutions, press freedom

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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, 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