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Division Manager Lobbying Power and the Allocation of Capital

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  • Chris R. McNeil
  • Thomas I. Smythe

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We investigate whether division manager lobbying power affects the allocation of capital in multi-divisional firms. We find that firm-level disparities in division manager lobbying power (measured by tenure, time-in-position, board membership, and top executive status) affect capital allocation in expected ways. Managers with greater relative lobbying power compete for capital expenditures from a position of strength. Evidence is also provided which suggests that division manager ownership mitigates lobbying efforts. Furthermore, disparity in division manager lobbying power is associated with lower firm excess value. These results support the view that division manager influence activities impact the operation of internal capital markets. Copyright (c) 2009, The Eastern Finance Association.

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  • Chris R. McNeil & Thomas I. Smythe, 2009. "Division Manager Lobbying Power and the Allocation of Capital," The Financial Review, Eastern Finance Association, vol. 44(1), pages 59-85, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:finrev:v:44:y:2009:i:1:p:59-85
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    1. Glaser, Markus & López de Silanes, Florencio & Sautner, Zacharias, 2008. "Looking inside a conglomerate : efficiency of internal capital allocation and managerial power within a firm," Papers 08-24, Sonderforschungsbreich 504.
    2. Dey, Tania & Banerjee, Rajabrata, 2011. "Can Corporate Diversification Promote Firm Value? A Survey," MPRA Paper 28928, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. Vinod Mishra & Rajabrata Banerjee & Tania Dey, 2011. "Influence Activity And Allocation Of Firms' Internal Capital: Evidence From Australia," Monash Economics Working Papers 38-11, Monash University, Department of Economics.
    4. Graham, John R. & Harvey, Campbell R. & Puri, Manju, 2015. "Capital allocation and delegation of decision-making authority within firms," Journal of Financial Economics, Elsevier, vol. 115(3), pages 449-470.

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