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How We Perceive Health Risks, and the Implications for the Healthcare Industry
YAN, Dengfeng | SENGUPTA, Jaideep

Healthcare is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. It consumes more than 10 per cent of GDP in most developed countries, and in the US is expected to reach 19.6 per cent in 2016. How people perceive their health ris ...

The Strategic Sharing of Information in Supply Chains
GUO, Liang | LI, Tian | ZHANG, Hongtao

Retailers are sharing more information than ever with their suppliers, according to US data. But in this day and age when things like raw data can be shared automatically, some retailers may still prefer to communicate via more tr ...

Shareholder Rights and The Cost of Equity
CHEN, Zhihong | CHEN, Kevin C W | WEI, Kuo-chiang John

Shareholder rights are, in theory, supposed to lower the cost of equity because they enable shareholders to keep manager excesses in check, such as over-investment. But the evidence for this has been mixed and has even called into ...

The Uneven Benefits of Improved Accounting Standards
ZHANG, Guochang

Accounting standards matter to investment both at the individual firm and market levels. When accounting standards improve, then the benefits should extend to all economic organizations and agents. But research by Guochang Zha ...

Market Disagreement and Stock Returns

Analysts and investors may agree to disagree on certain portfolio picks, but the nature of that disagreement and its interplay with the portfolio could, in itself, have implications for returns and asset prices.Previous research h ...

Fostering Creative Teamwork
GONG, Yaping | KIM, Tae-Yeol | LEE, Deog-Ro

Managers that want creative ideas and solutions from their teams should consider how their trust relationships with their staff may help or hinder employees in taking risks and suggesting new ways of doing things.That was a key re ...

The Problem of Non-Performing Loans: Normalising Bad Behavior

Non-performing loans have been a widespread problem both in developed and developing countries. One of the most striking examples came from China, where they accounted for 35 per cent of state-owned bank loans in 1999. What is the ...

Buying a Car Before You Can Drive

A New York Times article some time ago reported that people who could not drive were nonetheless purchasing cars. A survey of more than 2,500 British women found 63 per cent intentionally bought clothes that were too small for the ...

Lonely People Who Play For Higher Stakes
DUCLOS, Rod | JIANG, Yuwei | WAN, Echo Wen

People who feel socially excluded are more willing to pursue riskier but potentially more profitable financial opportunities, whether they be in stocks, lotteries or financial products. That is the finding of Rod Duclos, Echo Wen ...

Transparency and the Financing Choices of Family Firms
CHEN, Tai Yuan | DASGUPTA, Sudipto | YU, Yangxin

Family firms are dominant in much of the world, including the U.S. where they constitute 35.4 per cent of S&P 500 firms and 45.6 per cent of S&P 1500 firms. They are also a subject of growing academic interest but until no ...