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Family firms, debtholder–shareholder agency costs and the use of covenants in private debt

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  • Mark Bagnoli
  • Hsin-Tsai Liu
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  • Mark Bagnoli & Hsin-Tsai Liu & Susan Watts, 2011. "Family firms, debtholder–shareholder agency costs and the use of covenants in private debt," Annals of Finance, Springer, vol. 7(4), pages 477-509, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:annfin:v:7:y:2011:i:4:p:477-509 DOI: 10.1007/s10436-009-0127-9
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    1. Linus Wilson, 2014. "Managerial ownership with rent-seeking employees," Annals of Finance, Springer, pages 375-394.
    2. Michael J. Peel, 2014. "Addressing unobserved endogeneity bias in accounting studies: control and sensitivity methods by variable type," Accounting and Business Research, Taylor & Francis Journals, pages 545-571.

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    Keywords

    Debt covenants; Private debt; Family firms; Agency costs; Dealscan; G21; G34; M41;

    JEL classification:

    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
    • G34 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Mergers; Acquisitions; Restructuring; Corporate Governance
    • M41 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Accounting - - - Accounting

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