Research Seminar by PROF. BALASINGHAM BALACHANDRAN

Abstract of the presentation 

Founder CEOs differ from non-founder CEOs as they aim for a founder-centric firm where founders retain significant decision-making flexibility. Given that cash affords considerable flexibility to managers, we test and find that firms with founder CEOs hold more cash than their counterparts. The preference for flexibility results in lower debt choice and lower substitution of debt to cash, even when their firms experience higher borrowing flexibility. During the ‘debt preference era’ when average firms reduce cash holdings, founder CEOs do not. Founder CEOs’ preference for cash holding is independent of potential external financing difficulties. They accumulate cash by following a conservative payout policy and saving more cash from operating cash flows and equity issuance but not from debt issuance. Cash reserve by founder CEOs generates firm value, and the announcement return is positive for cash-based mergers and acquisitions (M&A) by founder CEOs.

administrator

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

HIGHLIGHTS:

banner banner banner banner banner banner banner banner banner

Visitor Counter

389577
Users Today : 47
Users Yesterday : 202
This Month : 4878
This Year : 37449
Total Users : 389577
Who's Online : 3

Archives