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  • So what this research intended to do was to basically use surveys uh

  • to determine what actual practice is and then relate it to the theories

  • so that we could determine which theories have more validity than others.

  • What the research found that I think was surprising in terms of how important this factor is

  • is that a lot of managerial decision making

  • is intended to reduce the incidents of disagreement.

  • That they are really making decisions that they believe will generate

  • less rather than more controversy where where the likelihood that a decision might not be endorsed

  • by a major stakeholder group

  • is relatively low and that does shape how they do acquisitions, how they decide on capital structure

  • how they decide on dividend policy and that's really not yet

  • a mainstream of uh research in finance.

  • What this finds is that

  • when you're thinking about capital structure, think not only about the tax benefits

  • of debt, but also think about how taking on more leverage

  • is going to impede your ability to make certain decisions

  • because of the potential for disagreement

  • with creditors that you may not have if you're less leverage.

  • So, it's those sorts of insights that you would not necessarily get

  • by looking at the existing body

  • of research and finance that I think are very useful for executives as they think about financial decisions.

So what this research intended to do was to basically use surveys uh

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B1 INT UK research disagreement leverage finance intended determine

Managerial decision making and conflict

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    Ji Zhi Chen   posted on 2016/01/08

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