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The Impacts of Takeover Protection on Firm Innovation Knowledge
ZHAO, Shan | WANG, Heli | HE, Jinyu

The threat of a takeover undoubtedly makes CEOs uneasy because they often lose their jobs if the threat is followed through. But the verdict on whether a threat is harmful to the firm itself is still out. Some argue that it acts l ...

The Effects of Auditor Opinions on Debt Contracts
CHEN, Peter F | HE, Shaohua | MA, Zhiming | STICE, Derrald

Auditors’ reports convey information about a firm’s financial health, including the private information discovered by auditors, but they can only produce two opinions: unqualified, or unqualified with explanatory langu ...

When Green Efforts by Firms Work – and When They Backfire
WANG, Wenbo | KRISHNA, Aradhna | MCFERRAN, Brent

Firms are under growing expectation by consumers to adopt sustainable practices, but when that expectation is not followed up with action and collides with price issues, it can lower the brand in consumers’ eyes and have kno ...

The Bright Side of Managerial Over-Optimism
HILARY, Gilles | HSU, Charles | SEGAL, Benjamin | WANG, Rencheng

Most people tend to be over-confident and over-optimistic – they have too great a belief in their own abilities to influence outcomes and believe the outcomes will be positive. Usually, these biases have been associated with ...

Time, Speed, Data: A Comparison of How Data Services are Priced

In the technological olden days – before 2000 – when everyone used 56k modem dialups or the equivalent and their main activities were e-mailing and web browsing, the pricing options for internet service providers (ISPs ...

Sowing the Seeds of Word-of-Mouth
CHEN, Xi | van der LANS, Ralf | PHAN, Tuan Q

When it comes to launching new products, major firms such as Philips and Microsoft have adopted seeding strategies that target influential customers in social networks so they can spread the word to their friends, colleagues and a ...

How Directors’ Liability Insurance Increase the Cost of Equity

Shareholder litigation is important to investor protection and stock market development because it encourages managers to be more transparent. But it also represents a risk to firms and their leaders, who may face allegations of w ...

Cultivating Peer-to-Peer Sharing
CHEN, Ying-Ju | SHANTHIKUMAR, J. George | SHEN, Zuo-Jun Max

Agriculture long ago declined in importance in developed economies, but in the developing world it remains the dominant sector. However, its development is hindered by low productivity. To overcome this, non-governmental organizat ...

HR Management and Employee Creativity
GONG, Yaping | LIU, Dong | ZHOU, Jing | HUANG, Jia-Chi

Employee creativity is an obvious and essential ingredient for firm innovation, but it has usually been framed as a product of an employee’s intrinsic (internal) motivation. Now, new research has revealed that something else ...

To Queue or Not to Queue? New Model Focuses on Anecdotal Reasoning
HUANG, Tingliang | CHEN, Ying-Ju

On the phone trying to get through to a call center, queuing at an ATM… it’s all a part of daily life. But how do potential customers deal with this? Do they decide to join the queue? Do they switch to an alternative ...