This working paper series presents original contributions focused on the theme of creation and measurement of value in business enterprises and organizations.
This study examines the effect of technology spillovers on firms’ cash holdings. It finds that firms facing greater technology spillovers hold higher cash balances. This effect is more pronounced among financially constrained firms and for firms that are likely to benefit more from diffused technology, e.g., those have newer patents, are more profitable, face better … Continue reading Technology Spillovers and Corporate Cash Holdings
Radical Innovation in Strategic Partnerships: A Framework for Analysis
Anna Sadovnikova, Ashish Pujari, and Andrey Mikhailitchenko | 2014-05 | Download the PDF
The study proposes a conceptual model of the phenomenon of a radical innovation partnership and examines particular partner attributes affecting its performance. Borrowing from the paradox perspective in organizational studies, the model argues that a radical innovation partnership features several paradoxes – the paradox of a partnership structure, the paradox of partnership resources, and the … Continue reading Radical Innovation in Strategic Partnerships: A Framework for Analysis
We consider the pricing implications of screens imposed by Socially Responsible Investing funds. The model extends standard risk-based asset pricing models by deriving as an additional systematic risk factor a portfolio of stocks shunned by a subgroup of institutional investors. We reconcile the empirically observed risk-adjusted sin-stock abnormal return with a “boycott risk premium” which … Continue reading Social Screens and Systematic Boycott Risk
A New Method to Measure the Performance of Leveraged Exchange-Traded Funds
Narat Charupat and Peter Miu | 2014-03 | Download the PDF
We examine the effects of daily return compounding, financing costs, and management factors on the performance of leveraged exchange-traded funds (LETFs) over various holding periods. We propose a new method to measure LETFs’ tracking errors that allows us to disentangle these effects. Our results show that the compounding effect generally has more influence on tracking … Continue reading A New Method to Measure the Performance of Leveraged Exchange-Traded Funds
Financial Disclosure and Customer Satisfaction: Do Companies Talking the Talk Actually Walk the Walk?
Ronald J. Balvers, John F. Gaski, and Bill McDonald | 2014-02 | Download the PDF
Using the emerging technology of large-scale textual analysis, this study examines use of the term “customer satisfaction” and its variants in the principal annual financial reports issued by publicly-traded U.S. corporations and filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission as Form 10-K. We document the frequency of the term’s occurrence in 10-Ks over the 1995 … Continue reading Financial Disclosure and Customer Satisfaction: Do Companies Talking the Talk Actually Walk the Walk?
How Firm Strategies Impact Size of Partner-Based Retail Networks: Evidence from Franchising
Manish Kacker, Rajiv P. Dant, Jamie Emerson, and Anne T. Coughlan | 2014-01 | Download the PDF
How do firms’ partnering strategies impact the size of their partner-based retail networks? We draw on agency theory to address this question in the context of franchising. Our econometric analyses (based on nine years of longitudinal balanced panel data) include assessment of data nonstationarity and estimation of a dynamic panel data model that accounts for … Continue reading How Firm Strategies Impact Size of Partner-Based Retail Networks: Evidence from Franchising