This two-volume set summarizes recent research on corporate decision-making. The first volume covers measurement and theoretical subjects as well as sources of capital, including banks, public offerings, and private investors. In the second volume, contributors focus on the ways corporations are structured and the practices through which they can be bought and sold. Thus, its major subjects include dividends, capital structure, financial distress, takeovers, restructurings, and managerial incentives.
*Takes stock of the main empirical findings to date across an unprecedented spectrum of corporate finance issues
*Discusses everything from econometric methodology, to raising capital and capital structure choice, and to managerial incentives and corporate investment behavior.
*Contributors are leading empirical researchers that remain active in their respective areas of expertise
*Writing style makes the chapters accessible to industry practitioners