Tag Archives: Research topics

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Research Topics in Finance: Earning Management

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 The relationship between earning management and market liquidity

 Are top management pays and earning management practices related?

 Can financial crisis affect earning management practices?

 The effect of the earning transparency on cost of capital 

4  The impact of leverage on accrual-based earnings management

5  Can institutional investors exploit the accrual anomaly?

6  Accrual-based and real earnings management: Are investors protected?

7  Cost of capital and earnings transparency

8  The effect of accounting comparability on the accrual-based and real earnings management

9  Earnings management and accrual anomaly across market states and business cycles

10  Short-term debt maturity, monitoring and accruals-based earnings management

11  The effect of mandatory IFRS adoption on real and accrual-based earnings management activities

12  Can ownership structure affect earning management?

13  Regulatory Risk and the Cost of Capital

14  Accrual-based and real earnings management activities around seasoned equity offerings

15  Time-varying risk, mispricing attributes, and the accrual premium

16  Accruals, cash flows, and operating profitability in the cross section of stock returns

17  Does family involvement explain why corporate social responsibility affects earnings management?

18  How excess control and earning management practices are related?

19  Managerial entrenchment and earnings management

20  Product market competition and earnings management


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Research Topics in Finance | Financing / Capital Structure Choices

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In this blog post, I would like to present a list of research topics related to financing or capital structure decisions.


 Top managers experiences and firms’ capital structure choices

 Do macroeconomic factors affect the choice of debt /equity financing? How are small firms affected?

 Supply of capital and debt-equity choices

 Persistence in capital structure decisions?

4  Can earning timing affect capital structure decisions?

5   Can stock return shocks affect capital structure decisions?

6   Effects of Capital Structure on Cost of Capital

7  judicial efficiency and capital structure: is there a relation?

8   Cultural and religious effects on capital structure choices

9  Credit market imperfections and capital structure changes

10  How corporate governance affect capital structure decisions

11  How financial crisis plays a role in altering capital structures

12  Country tax system and capital structure choices

13  Information asymmetries and capital structure decisions around the world

14  Product market competition and capital structure decisions

15  Capital structure adjustments: Do macroeconomic and business risks matter?

16  The capital structure and investment decisions of the small owner-managed firm

17  Competing theories of capital structure: pecking order theory vs trade-off theory

18  Can hedging increase the debt capacity of a firm?

19  Can credit ratings determine firm’s capital structure

20  Diversification and capital structure


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Research Topics in Finance – Corporate Governance

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 Green governance and sustainability reporting in industries that are more likely to pollute e.g, oil, mining, gas etc

 Do better governed firms generate more green patents? Can institutional ownership play a role?

 Do Investors and creditors price firms social and governance risks?

  Are family firms more concerned about governance of the firm?

 How green growth is possible for developing countries?