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Managerial commitment and long-term firm value

Managerial commitment and long-term firm value

by Dr Adelphe Ekponon and Dr Scott Guernsey, Research Associates, Cambridge Centre for Finance and Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance Dr Adelphe Ekponon Dr Scott B. Guernsey Motivated by preliminary empirical evidence showing that firms with more committed managers…

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Early coronavirus evidence on finance

Early-stage finance research exploring the impact of COVID-19 on important financial outcomes such as household spending and investor expectations, by Dr Scott Guernsey, Research Associate at the Cambridge Centre for Finance and the Cambridge Endowment for Research and Finance (CERF).…

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The shareholder value of stakeholder orientation

by Dr Scott B. Guernsey, Research Associate, Cambridge Centre for Finance and Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance Dr Scott B. Guernsey Ever since Milton Friedman's celebrated 1970 article – "The Social Responsibility of Business is to Increase its Profits"…

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Fintech disruption: is it good or bad for consumers?

Dr Scott B. Guernsey Financial technology ("fintech") is a rapidly growing industry that applies recent digital innovations and technology-enabled business model innovations to financial services. A common example is its application of smartphone technologies to banking. For instance, from the…

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Shadow pills and visible value

Dr Scott B. Guernsey The "poison pill" (formally known as a "shareholder rights plan") has a long and contentious history in the United States as a tactic to deter takeovers.[1] While details can vary across different implementations, the key defensive…

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Keeping secrets from creditors

Dr Scott B. Guernsey As described in the article "The Choice between Formal and Informal Intellectual Property: A Review", published in the Journal of Economic Literature by Bronwyn Hall (University of California, Berkeley), Christian Helmers (Santa Clara University), Mark Rogers…

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Reinvesting market power for the betterment of shareholders

Dr Scott B. Guernsey On the supply side, highly competitive industries are generally characterised as having many firms and low barriers to entry. The first condition implies that existing firms cannot dictate or influence prices, and the second that new…

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Guaranteed bonuses in high finance: to reward or retain?

by Dr Scott B. Guernsey, Research Associate, Cambridge Centre for Finance and Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance Public distaste for high finance reached an all-time high in March of 2009, as the American International Group (AIG) insurance corporation announced…

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