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dc.contributor.authorWang, Xiaoqiaoen
dc.date2013-04-29 22:12:43.675
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-30T23:03:16Z
dc.date.available2013-04-30T23:03:16Z
dc.date.issued2013-04-30
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1974/7990
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D, Management) -- Queen's University, 2013-04-29 22:12:43.675en
dc.description.abstractIn this thesis, we explore the hidden risks in a firm’s real operating process and the financial adjustments made as the risk changes. We investigate the risks associated with a firm’s vertical channel (chapter 2 and 3) and geographic location (chapter 4), and analyze what financial consequences these risks bring. We firstly show strong evidence that a firm’s cost of equity decreases as supplier immobility translates into a decrease in operating leverage and systematic risk. Next, we show that as the specificity of customers induces more cash flow instability, the firm’s idiosyncratic risk increases with customer specificity. As a result, firms with more specific customers choose more conservative dividend payout policies to adjust for the risk changes. In the third essay, we examine the information risk from firm’s geographic location. We find that this information risk affects a firm’s capital structure choice and that centrally located firms have lower leverage ratios than do remotely located ones.en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCanadian thesesen
dc.rightsThis publication is made available by the authority of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private study and research and may not be copied or reproduced except as permitted by the copyright laws without written authority from the copyright owner.en
dc.subjectsystematic/idiosyncratic/information risken
dc.subjectcapital cost/payout policy/capital structureen
dc.subjectoperating processen
dc.titleExploring the Hidden Risks in Firm Operations and their Financial Impactsen
dc.typethesisen
dc.description.degreePhDen
dc.contributor.supervisorJohnson, Lewisen
dc.contributor.departmentManagementen
dc.degree.grantorQueen's University at Kingstonen


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