Corporate Restructuring: Empirical Evidence from Singapore

LIU, ZHI WAI (2015) Corporate Restructuring: Empirical Evidence from Singapore. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)]

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Corporate restructuring is one of the most challenging but widely researched areas in finance literature. A firm faces three restructuring choices: diversify, refocus or do nothing. Prior theoretical and empirical studies independently separate and examine the various determinants (i.e. firm-specific, industry-specific and general economic conditions) of restructuring decisions. This approach overlooks the important issue that determinants may simultaneously influence the restructuring decisions. Furthermore, prior studies provide inconclusive evidence with regards to investors’ reactions to restructuring announcements. Despite extensive research on corporate restructuring, little attention has been paid to empirically study corporate restructuring in Singapore. To rectify this deficiency, this study investigates the possible determinants that may be associated with the restructuring decisions and announcement effects of restructuring amongst Singapore-listed firms. The sample firms are listed on the Singapore Exchange and the time horizon extends from 2000 to 2011.

A cross-sectional study employing a multinomial LOGIT regression is undertaken to examine the determinants of a firm’s restructuring choice. In addition to the LOGIT analysis, an event study is adopted to investigate the announcement effects of restructuring. A major contribution of this study is its inclusion of all firm types: diversifying, refocusing and no-change; single segment and multi-segment, in a unified empirical framework.

Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
Keywords: Corporate restructuring Singapore
Depositing User: Liu, Zhi
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2016 15:16
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2018 18:15

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