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Can agents sensitive to cultural, organizational and environmental issues avoid herding?

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  • Blasco, Natividad
  • Corredor, Pilar
  • Ferreruela, Sandra

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Our findings indicate that herding behavior is affected not only by the cultural variables already discussed in the literature but also by other variables associated with organizational and environmental issues such as governance, technology, education and training, business style and conditions, and the development of equity and non-equity markets. Some of these act as catalysts, for example governance and technology. Others may have a corrective effect, such as the development of financial markets, business style, and education and training. If corrective factors are sufficiently developed, intentional herding practices could be reduced in the future.

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  • Blasco, Natividad & Corredor, Pilar & Ferreruela, Sandra, 2017. "Can agents sensitive to cultural, organizational and environmental issues avoid herding?," Finance Research Letters, Elsevier, vol. 22(C), pages 114-121.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:finlet:v:22:y:2017:i:c:p:114-121
    DOI: 10.1016/j.frl.2017.01.006
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