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Geographic Location and Corporate Finance: A Review

Handbook of Emerging Issues in Corporate Governance, 2010

27 Pages Posted: 2 Jun 2010 Last revised: 6 Jun 2010

Qinghai Wang

University of Central Florida - College of Business Administration

Christo A. Pirinsky

US Securities & Exchange Commission

Date Written: June 2, 2010

Abstract

We review the literature on the relationship between firm geographic location and corporate finance with an emphasis on corporate governance. We discuss the importance of geographic location within the context of four theoretical frameworks – agency theory of the firm, asymmetric information, market segmentation, and behavioral finance, and highlight some directions for future research.

Keywords: Geography, location, corporate governance, agency theory, culture

JEL Classification: G30

Suggested Citation

Wang, Qinghai and Pirinsky, Christo A., Geographic Location and Corporate Finance: A Review (June 2, 2010). Handbook of Emerging Issues in Corporate Governance, 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1619541

Qinghai Wang

University of Central Florida - College of Business Administration ( email )

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Orlando, FL 32816
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Christo Angelov Pirinsky (Contact Author)

US Securities & Exchange Commission ( email )

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Washington, DC 20549-1105
United States
202-551-5194 (Phone)

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