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Publication date: 1 December 1999

Joseph Monahan

Outlines Hong Kong’s financial system during the pre‐unification era. Looks at recent issues, regulatory changes and its development as an international financial centre…

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Outlines Hong Kong’s financial system during the pre‐unification era. Looks at recent issues, regulatory changes and its development as an international financial centre. Considers banking, the stock market, the bond & futures market, the gold market, regulatory bodies and monetary and currency policies. Contrasts these with the pre‐unification system in China. Outlines the way that these two systems propose to exist together, looking at the potential benefits and problems this may bring.

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Cross Cultural Management: An International Journal, vol. 6 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1352-7606

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Publication date: 1 February 2003

Sarah Wise and Sue Bond

Policies which help employees balance their work and non‐work priorities have become increasingly popular among UK employers in recent years. Along with a legislative…

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Policies which help employees balance their work and non‐work priorities have become increasingly popular among UK employers in recent years. Along with a legislative imperative for family leave‐related policies, employers are being encouraged to introduce work‐life policies and make them more inclusive in order to enhance their business performance. This paper looks at how four financial services organisations have approached the work‐life balance agenda and examines the fit between the organisational intentions for work‐life policy and actual outcomes for both organisations and employees. Culture played a large part in determining the experience of policies but so did resources. What managers were being asked to achieve in the business was often incompatible with formal work‐life policies. Despite the rhetoric, work‐life balance was still viewed as a tool for, and was used by female parents, limiting its potential to achieve the promoted business benefits.

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Women in Management Review, vol. 18 no. 1/2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0964-9425

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Publication date: 1 February 1990

Richard B. Hall

In the fall of 1988, our library system was well below state and national standards for facilities and books. We knew of no additional municipal appropriations that were…

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In the fall of 1988, our library system was well below state and national standards for facilities and books. We knew of no additional municipal appropriations that were earmarked for our system beyond normal operating expenses. To stay viable, we saw but one choice — a bond referendum. Accordingly, we convinced the city council to put a $10.6 million library bond referendum on the ballot.

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The Bottom Line, vol. 3 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0888-045X

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Publication date: 1 December 1998

Joseph Monahan

Scrutinizes Russia’s capital markets and the state of the economy. Recounts the establishment of the US‐Russian Capital Markets Forum in 1996 and the reforms they…

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Scrutinizes Russia’s capital markets and the state of the economy. Recounts the establishment of the US‐Russian Capital Markets Forum in 1996 and the reforms they recommended making. Looks also at banking, equities, trading equities, mutual funds, tapping foreign capital markets, government securities, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and corporate bonds – and the role they can all play in helping Russia’s economy to recover. Concludes that, in some areas, Russia has made tremendous progress. Recommends that investors need to think carefully about investment decisions before acquiring Russian securities.

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Cross Cultural Management: An International Journal, vol. 5 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1352-7606

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Publication date: 1 December 2005

Ron McIver

This article outlines contingent claims created as a result of the arrangements underlying the transfer of state‐owned commercial banks’ non‐performing loans to asset…

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This article outlines contingent claims created as a result of the arrangements underlying the transfer of state‐owned commercial banks’ non‐performing loans to asset management companies. An understanding of these factors is central in analysing the potential for China’s as set management companies to realise value from their acquisition of these nonperforming state‐owned enterprise loans. After establishing the scale of the non‐performing loan problem, the article identifies and describes a number of real and financial options that may assist in the consideration of the value of assets associated with the transfer of non‐performing loans from the state‐owned commercial banks to the asset management companies. Real and financial options appear in the form of implied guarantees over asset management corporation debt, implied guarantees associated with the non‐performing assets remaining with the stateowned commercial banks, and within the equity positions held by the asset management companies as a result of equity‐for‐debt swaps initiated under the current reform process. The article concludes that any gains made to the credit standing of the state‐owned commercial banks reflect the value of implied guarantees over both the asset management corporation debt and the remaining stock of non‐performing loans held by the banks. Furthermore, institutional arrangements associated with the equity positions held by the asset management corporations significantly reduce the value of options associated with operation and control of firms in which the equity positions are held. Additionally, the structure of equity positions taken under the equity‐debt swaps suggest that the value of equity positions held in state‐owned enterprises by the asset management companies will be considerably lower than hoped for and implied in the asset management companies’ mandates.

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Managerial Finance, vol. 31 no. 12
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-4358

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Publication date: 1 November 2004

Devrim Yaman

In this study we analyze the determinants of the type and structure of debt included in dual offerings of debt and equity. Our sample consists of 54 dual offerings of…

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In this study we analyze the determinants of the type and structure of debt included in dual offerings of debt and equity. Our sample consists of 54 dual offerings of convertible bond and common stock (CBCS) and 258 dual offerings of straight bond and common stock (SBCS). We find that firms with high asset substitution problems are more likely to issue CBCS offerings instead of SBCS offerings. These firms are also more likely to include convertible bonds with a high probability of conversion in the issue. The probability of CBCS offerings is higher for firms with low information asymmetry and during high interest rate periods. We also find that the announcement returns of CBCS offerings are lower than the returns of SBCS offerings.

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Management Research News, vol. 27 no. 11/12
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0140-9174

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Publication date: 15 August 2002

James Boyd

Financial assurance rules, also known as financial responsibility or bonding requirements, foster cost internalization by requiring potential polluters to demonstrate the…

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Financial assurance rules, also known as financial responsibility or bonding requirements, foster cost internalization by requiring potential polluters to demonstrate the financial resources necessary to compensate for environmental damage that may arise in the future. Accordingly, assurance is an important complement to liability rules, restoration obligations, and other regulatory compliance requirements. The paper reviews the need for assurance, given the prevalence of abandoned environmental obligations, and assesses the implementation of assurance rules in the United States. From the standpoint of both legal effectiveness and economic efficiency, assurance rules can be improved. On the whole, however, cost recovery, deterrence, and enforcement are significantly improved by the presence of existing assurance regulations.

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An Introduction to the Law and Economics of Environmental Policy: Issues in Institutional Design
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-0-76230-888-0

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Publication date: 1 January 1988

Virginia L. Butterworth

Zero‐coupon bonds have attracted a great deal of investor interest and generated a great deal of investor confusion. This article will attempt to clear up the confusion…

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Zero‐coupon bonds have attracted a great deal of investor interest and generated a great deal of investor confusion. This article will attempt to clear up the confusion, validate the investor interest, and provide enough information so that the reader can decide whether the investment is appropriate.

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The Bottom Line, vol. 1 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0888-045X

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Publication date: 1 June 2005

Vernon P. Dorweiler and Mehenna Yakhou

The U. S. economy is based on free enterprise. “Free” indicates that the national economy is based largely on necessary restrictions, both in business transactions and in…

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The U. S. economy is based on free enterprise. “Free” indicates that the national economy is based largely on necessary restrictions, both in business transactions and in capital transactions. The hall‐mark of free enterprise is the kind of competition that considers both the size and geographic scope of the participants. Restraint on competition is determined by law, by regulation, and by judicial decision. Arange of these determinations has been established in the modern U. S., to set expected conduct of business. The purpose of this paper is to examine the conduct of corporations that is beyond legal business affairs, and those that falls into unlawful areas. “Unlawful” here defines violations of law and regulation. Clearly the federal and state governments have enacted an integrated scope of law controlling conduct in both business practices and employment protection. This analysis focuses on the external violations of law and regulation.

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Managerial Law, vol. 47 no. 3/4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0309-0558

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Article
Publication date: 1 December 2004

Sue Bond

This article employs linear regression techniques to model the variables associated with work‐life balance outcomes of employees. Using data from employee surveys carried…

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This article employs linear regression techniques to model the variables associated with work‐life balance outcomes of employees. Using data from employee surveys carried out in four financial sector companies in Scotland, it was found that while the level of perceived availability did not have an impact on work‐life balance, organisational culture was significantly associated. This indicates that without a supportive work‐life organisational culture, the provision of arrangements in themselves will not necessarily lead to better work‐life balance outcomes. The analysis also shows that longer working hours, job status, take‐up and experiences of limited access to arrangements were significantly associated with work‐life outcomes. The findings are discussed in the context of recent government legislation and initiatives and further research examining the impact of work‐life initiatives on employees is recommended.

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International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, vol. 24 no. 12
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0144-333X

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