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Le rôle de l'endettement dans le contrôle du comportement managérial:le cas des firmes dégageant du free cash-flow

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  • Evelyne Poincelot

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This study aims to analyze the role of debt like control's variable of the manager's behaviour by shareholders for the firms generating free cash flows. The debt is supposed to be used by shareholders in order to appropriate value. The tests are realized in order to appreciate if shareholders control managers by constraining them in their financial decisions.

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  • Evelyne Poincelot, 1999. "Le rôle de l'endettement dans le contrôle du comportement managérial:le cas des firmes dégageant du free cash-flow," Revue Finance Contrôle Stratégie, revues.org, vol. 2(1), pages 75-89, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:dij:revfcs:v:2:y:1999:i:q1:p:75-89
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    1. Mehdi Nekhili & Afifa Wali Siala & Dhikra Chebbi-Nehkili, 2009. "Free Cash Flow, gouvernance et politique financière des entreprises françaises," Revue Finance Contrôle Stratégie, revues.org, vol. 12(1), pages 5-31, March.

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    Keywords

    director; board of directors; financial decisions; free cash flow; mechanisms of control; economic performance; shareholdings.;

    JEL classification:

    • G30 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - General
    • G32 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Financing Policy; Financial Risk and Risk Management; Capital and Ownership Structure; Value of Firms; Goodwill

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