Peer Group Effect in Firm Cash Holding Policy: Evidence from Korean Manufacturing Firms

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Information about the activities of peer firms is indispensable for most corporate strategies. However, factors related to competitors have not been considered in most corporate financial research. This study uses data from Korean manufacturing firms to analyze empirically whether information on peer firms influences a firm's cash stockpiling decisions. Our results show that peer firms' cash ratio is a significant factor in the determination of company cash holding levels. To handle endogeneity issues, this study also proposes and attempts an alternative empirical method using a hybrid model utilizing both the mediation effect and instrumental variable
Publisher
WILEY-BLACKWELL
Issue Date
2016-08
Language
English
Article Type
Article
Keywords

CAPITAL STRUCTURE; CORPORATE GOVERNANCE; FINANCIAL CRISIS; BUSINESS GROUPS; DETERMINANTS; INFORMATION; DECISIONS; MODEL; PERFORMANCE; RESERVES

Citation

ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF FINANCIAL STUDIES, v.45, no.4, pp.535 - 573

ISSN
2041-9945
DOI
10.1111/ajfs.12138
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10203/214304
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RIMS Journal Papers
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