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Subsidiary Role and Skilled Labour Effects in Small Developed Countries

This paper considers the proportion of skilled labour employed by subsidiaries in small countries in the context of the strategic role of subsidiaries. Strategic role is connected to autonomy and intra-organisational relationships and the mandates given to the subsidiary. In the paper, we draw on the literature on the strategic development of multinational corporations, and insights from inward foreign ...

In: Management International Review 49 (2009), 1, S. 27-42 | Jens Gammelgaard, Frank McDonald, Heinz Tüselmann, Christoph Dörrenbächer, Andreas Stephan
Diskussionspapiere 856 / 2009

Die reformierte Gründungsförderung für Arbeitslose: Chancen und Risiken

Support schemes for unemployed persons aiming to become self-employed have been recently reformed several times. In 2003, the "start-up-subsidy" (Existenzgründungszuschuss) was added to the existing "bridging-allowance" (Überbrückungsgeld) and the two programs to-gether led to a strong increase in the number of supported start-ups. In 2006 both instruments were merged to the "start-up allowance" (Gründungszuschuss). ...

2009| Marco Caliendo, Alexander S. Kritikos
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Entrepreneurs' Gender and Financial Constraints: Evidence from International Data

This paper examines whether financial institutions discriminate against entrepreneurs on the basis of gender. Using the cross-country Business Environment and Enterprise Performance Survey (BEEPS), we find some evidence that, compared to male-managed counterparts, female-managed firms are less likely to obtain a bank loan. In addition, our analysis suggests that female entrepreneurs are charged higher ...

In: Journal of Comparative Economics 37 (2009), 2, S. 270-286 | Alexander Muravyev, Dorothea Schäfer, Oleksandr Talavera
FINESS Working Papers 3.4 / 2009

What's Banking Sector Concentration Got to Do with Private Equity Market?

The paper investigates the link between bank concentration and a country's buyout market. We perform a macro level analysis for 15 European countries during 1997-2007. We estimate the elasticity of the country i's buyout market to country i's concentration in the banking sector. Our major finding suggests that the more concentrated the banking sector is, the better it is for the size of the buyout ...

2009| Oleg Badunenko, Saloni Deva, Dorothea Schäfer, Michael Viertel
FINESS Working Papers 3.1 / 2009

Are Private Equity Investors Good or Evil?

The paper investigates the motives of activity (entry and exit) of Private Equity (PE) investors in European companies. Investment of a PE firm is not viewed unambiguously. First, it is claimed that PE investment is made for the sake of seeking shortterm gains by taking control and utilizing the company's resources. Second, a PE firm invests because of prior identification of chances to add value to ...

2009| Oleg Badunenko, Nataliya Barasinska, Dorothea Schäfer
DIW Wochenbericht 27/28 / 2009

Mikrokredite: Bedarf auch in Deutschland

Fehlende Finanzierung wird als ein zentraler Grund angesehen, warum kleine Unternehmen scheitern. Seit einigen Jahren wird daher versucht, das Instrument der Mikrokredite auch in Deutschland zu etablieren. Eine erste empirische Studie zeigt, dass rund 15 Prozent aller Selbständigen Interesse an Mikrokrediten äußern. Allerdings macht diese Studie auch deutlich, dass der Bedarf woanders liegt als bisher ...

2009| Alexander S. Kritikos, Christoph Kneiding
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Does Corporate Governance Determine Dividend Payouts in Poland?

This study examines the relation between corporate governance practices measured by the Transparency Disclosure Index (TDI) and dividend payouts in Poland. Our empirical approach lies in constructing measures of the quality of the corporate governance in 110 non-financial companies listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange between 1998 and 2004.We find evidence that an increase in the TDI or its sub-indices ...

In: Post-Communist Economies 20 (2008), 2, S. 203-218 | Oskar Kowalewski, Ivan Stetsyuk, Oleksandr Talavera
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Is Entrepreneurial Success Predictable? An Ex-Ante Analysis of the Character-Based Approach

This paper empirically analyzes whether the character-based approach, which focuses on the personality structure and the human capital of business founders, allows prediction of entrepreneurial success. A unique data set is used consisting of 414 persons whose personal characteristics were analyzed by different methods, namely an one-day assessment center (AC) and a standardized questionnaire, before ...

In: Kyklos 61 (2008), 2, S. 189-214 | Marco Caliendo, Alexander S. Kritikos
Diskussionspapiere 784 / 2008

Corporate Debt Maturity Choice in Transition Financial Markets

This paper investigates the determinants of liability maturity choice in transition markets. We formulate a model of firm value maximization that describes managers' choice of optimal debt structure. The theoretical predictions are tested using a unique panel of 4,300 Ukrainian firms during the period 2000-2005. Our estimates confirm the importance of liquidity, signaling, maturity matching, and agency ...

2008| Andreas Stephan, Oleksandr Talavera, Andriy Tsapin
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Uncertainty Determinants of Firm Investment

We investigate the impact of measures of uncertainty on firms' capital investment behavior using a panel of U.S. firms. Increases in firm-specific and CAPM-based measures have a significant negative effect on investment spending, while market-based uncertainty has a positive impact

In: Economics Letters 98 (2008), 3, S. 282-287 | Christopher F. Baum, Mustafa Caglayan, Oleksandr Talavera
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