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Managerial optimism and post-financing stock performance in Taiwan: A comparison of debt and equity financing

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  • Wang, Chih-Yung
  • Chen, Yu-Fen
  • Yu, Chia-Wen
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    We compare post-financing stock performance for debt-issuing portfolio with equity-issuing one in Taiwan to identify whether firms’ financing decisions were driven by managerial optimism or market timing. Our result supports corporate financing decisions in Taiwan are driven by managerial optimism.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

    Volume (Year): 119 (2013)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 332-335

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:119:y:2013:i:3:p:332-335

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    Keywords: Managerial optimism; Market timing; Financing decisions;

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