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Book part
Publication date: 3 August 2015

Peter J. Frischmann, Lela D. “Kitty” Pumphrey and Mukunthan Santhanakrishnan

This instructional tool enhances coverage of statement of cash flows topics in graduate or upper division undergraduate accounting and finance courses.

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Purpose

This instructional tool enhances coverage of statement of cash flows topics in graduate or upper division undergraduate accounting and finance courses.

Methodology/approach

We review one of the complexities of preparing the statement of cash flows. The exercise may include a discussion of the mechanics of preparation of the statement of cash flows using the indirect method. This discussion might include rationales behind operating section adjustments and highlight the pitfalls of using these adjustments without understanding their reasons. Preparation of a statement of cash flows may be followed by introducing the concept of nonarticulation and how it can cause the information presented in the statement to be misleading. To further understanding, the instructor may introduce the reconciliation worksheet provided. Finally, a current public company example, also provided, highlights the magnitude of nonarticulation in practice.

Findings/practical implications

Students learn the complexities related to the preparation of the statement of cash flows. They are introduced to the concept of nonarticulation using an example of public company financial statements. Student feedback suggests appreciation for developing a deeper understanding of the statement of cash flows, learning why they are unable to replicate disclosed operating cash flow from balance sheets of publicly traded companies.

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Advances in Accounting Education: Teaching and Curriculum Innovations
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78441-646-1

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Article
Publication date: 17 May 2011

Jeffrey N. Street and Mukunthan Santhanakrishnan

Decision making for acceptance of an R&D project occurs under uncertainty and may involve predominantly quantitative analyses, such as net‐present value, predominantly…

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Purpose

Decision making for acceptance of an R&D project occurs under uncertainty and may involve predominantly quantitative analyses, such as net‐present value, predominantly intuitive analyses, such as real options logic, or some combination thereof. This paper attempts to bring together two concepts of decision theory, i.e. heuristics and framing, and real options logic into one integrated view relative to R&D project valuation. It is believed that the integration of theory helps explain expected and unexpected decisions resulting from the R&D project valuation process.

Design/methodology/approach

It is proposed here that, under a typical R&D project review, aspects of two theoretical concepts integrate to aid project valuation and decision making. The aim of this paper is to develop a research framework leading to advancement in the understanding of the relationship of heuristic principles from decision theory and the valuation methodology of real options logic. Findings – As a conceptual paper, propositions and a research model representing the conceptual framework are presented.

Research limitations/implications

Stemming from the propositions and research model, it is believed that the degree of influence that heuristics potentially exhibit on real options logic can be successfully measured. Confirming the degree of influence is a matter for future empirical research.

Originality/value

The originality of this paper is to develop a research framework leading to advancement in the understanding of the relationship of heuristic principles from decision theory and the valuation methodology of real options logic. In this framework, heuristics has been positioned as a moderator affecting project valuation derived by real options logic.

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Journal of Strategy and Management, vol. 4 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1755-425X

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Publication date: 15 February 2013

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Journal of Strategy and Management, vol. 6 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1755-425X

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Book part
Publication date: 3 August 2015

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Advances in Accounting Education: Teaching and Curriculum Innovations
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78441-646-1

Article
Publication date: 9 October 2017

Stanley Peterburgsky

The purpose of this paper is to investigate whether investors prefer stocks with more linguistically fluent tickers (MAK, SOM) to those with less linguistically fluent…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to investigate whether investors prefer stocks with more linguistically fluent tickers (MAK, SOM) to those with less linguistically fluent tickers (WQH, JZU) in an experimental setting.

Design/methodology/approach

The author conducts an experiment in which a choice of two hypothetical investments with linguistically fluent and non-fluent tickers is presented to survey participants, who are asked to choose the preferred investment (or indicate that they are indifferent between the investments).

Findings

Consistent with investor rationality, survey results indicate that, for both riskless and risky investments, individuals do not exhibit differential preferences for stocks with pronounceable vs unpronounceable tickers. Additionally, individuals are not willing to pay more for former vs latter stocks.

Originality/value

A potential implication is that corporate boards should not attribute high importance to ticker fluency.

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Review of Behavioral Finance, vol. 9 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1940-5979

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Article
Publication date: 9 October 2017

Emilia Vähämaa

The purpose of this paper is to examine whether the gender of the top executives is associated with the strength of corporate governance mechanisms within a firm.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to examine whether the gender of the top executives is associated with the strength of corporate governance mechanisms within a firm.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper uses panel and instrumental variable regressions on an eight-year sample of the S&P 1,500 firms.

Findings

The results indicate that firms with female Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) and Chief Financial Officers have higher quality governance practices. Moreover, female CEOs are documented to have the most significant influence on the governance attributes related to the board of directors and takeover defenses mechanisms.

Originality/value

Overall, these findings indicate that the gender of the firm’s executives may have important implications for the strength of corporate governance. The paper promotes the importance of the recent national policies in numerous countries on gender quotas at the executive level.

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Managerial Finance, vol. 43 no. 10
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-4358

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