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A worldwide analysis on capital structures.

Ng Yin Hung. / Thesis (M.Phil.)--Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2003. / Includes bibliographical references (leaves 70-74). / Abstracts in English and Chinese. / Abstract --- p.i / Acknowledgements --- p.iii / Table of contents --- p.iv / Chapter Chapter 1 . --- Introduction --- p.1 / Chapter 1.1 --- Background --- p.1 / Chapter 1.2 --- Purpose of Study --- p.1 / Chapter 1.3 --- Summary of Results --- p.3 / Chapter 1.4 --- Organization --- p.5 / Chapter Chapter 2. --- Literature Review --- p.6 / Chapter 2.1 --- Tax --- p.6 / Chapter 2.2 --- Agency Costs --- p.7 / Chapter 2.3 --- Asymmetric Information --- p.8 / Chapter 2.4 --- Product Market Interactions --- p.10 / Chapter 2.5 --- Corporate Control --- p.10 / Chapter Chapter 3. --- Data --- p.12 / Chapter 3.1 --- Methodology --- p.12 / Chapter 3.2 --- Data Collection --- p.12 / Chapter 3.3 --- Measures of Leverage --- p.14 / Chapter 3.4 --- An Overview of Corporate Capital Structure in 42 Countries --- p.15 / Chapter 3.5 --- Chapter Summary --- p.16 / Chapter Chapter 4. --- Firm Characteristics Factors in Capital Structure --- p.18 / Chapter 4.1. --- How Firm Characteristics Factors Related with Levearge --- p.18 / Chapter 4.1.1 --- Tangibility --- p.18 / Chapter 4.1.2 --- Market-to-Book Ratio --- p.19 / Chapter 4.1.3 --- Size --- p.19 / Chapter 4.1.4 --- Profitability --- p.20 / Chapter 4.1.5 --- Business Risk --- p.20 / Chapter 4.2. --- What the Data Tells Us --- p.21 / Chapter 4.2.1 --- Regression Analysis of the Effect of Firm Characteristics and Industry Dummy on Corporate Leverage --- p.21 / Chapter 4.2.1.1 --- Tangibility --- p.22 / Chapter 4.2.1.2 --- Market-to-Book Ratio --- p.24 / Chapter 4.2.1.3 --- Size --- p.27 / Chapter 4.2.1.4 --- Profitability --- p.28 / Chapter 4.2.2 --- Regression of Leverage on Firm Characteristics and Industry Dummy with Business Risk Added --- p.30 / Chapter 4.3. --- Chapter Summary --- p.32 / Chapter Chapter 5. --- Country and Firm Characteristics Factors in Capital Structure --- p.34 / Chapter 5.1. --- Regressions of Leverage on Country Dummies --- p.34 / Chapter 5.2. --- Regressions of Leverage on Country Dummies and Firm Characteristics --- p.37 / Chapter 5.2.1 --- Controlling Frim Characteristics --- p.37 / Chapter 5.2.2 --- Controlling Nationality of a Company --- p.39 / Chapter 5.3. --- Chapter Summary --- p.42 / Chapter Chapter 6. --- Macroeconomic and Institutional Factors in Capital Structure --- p.44 / Chapter 6.1. --- Macroeconomic Factors --- p.44 / Chapter 6.1.1 --- Inflation --- p.45 / Chapter 6.1.2 --- Real GDP Growth Rate --- p.47 / Chapter 6.1.3 --- Real GDP per capita --- p.48 / Chapter 6.2. --- Institutional Factors --- p.49 / Chapter 6.2.1 --- Financial Development --- p.51 / Chapter 6.2.1.1 --- Financial Intermediary Devleopment --- p.52 / Chapter 6.2.1.2 --- Stock Market Development --- p.53 / Chapter 6.2.2 --- Financial System Structure --- p.54 / Chapter 6.2.3 --- Legal Instituion Strength --- p.57 / Chapter 6.2.4 --- Investor Rights and Protection --- p.59 / Chapter 6.2.5 --- Entry Regulations --- p.61 / Chapter 6.2.6 --- Tax Codes --- p.63 / Chapter 6.3. --- Chapter Summary --- p.65 / Chapter Chapter 7. --- Conclusion --- p.67 / Chapter 7 1 --- Summary of Results --- p.67 / Chapter 7.2 --- Limitations and Suggestions for Future Studies --- p.68 / References --- p.70 / Tables --- p.75

Identiferoai:union.ndltd.org:cuhk.edu.hk/oai:cuhk-dr:cuhk_324269
Date January 2003
ContributorsNg, Yin Hung., Chinese University of Hong Kong Graduate School. Division of Economics.
Source SetsThe Chinese University of Hong Kong
LanguageEnglish, Chinese
Detected LanguageEnglish
TypeText, bibliography
Formatprint, x, 219 leaves ; 30 cm.
RightsUse of this resource is governed by the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons “Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International” License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/)

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