Toward an Integrative Explanation of Corporate Financial Performance

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This volume is a milestone toward developing a more comprehensive understanding of corporate financial performance. The authors review both the factors that cause the financial performance of some firms to be better than others at a point in time and also those factors that influence the trajectory of firm financial performance over time. In addressing these issues, the book considers theoretical and empirical work on financial performance, drawn from several literatures, as ...
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Overview

This volume is a milestone toward developing a more comprehensive understanding of corporate financial performance. The authors review both the factors that cause the financial performance of some firms to be better than others at a point in time and also those factors that influence the trajectory of firm financial performance over time. In addressing these issues, the book considers theoretical and empirical work on financial performance, drawn from several literatures, as well as presenting empirical results.
The goals of the book are to improve the understanding of firm financial performance by developing a more integrated framework and to develop a research agenda based on what is learned from this research.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789401062626
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 1/28/2013
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1996
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 405
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
I What Determines Corporate Financial Performance? 1
II What We Know (Or Think We Know) about the Causes of Superior Financial Performance 27
III An Empirical Examination of Financial Performance: Distilling the Essential Causal Factors 83
IV Improving Financial Performance: Summary and Research Agenda 175
App. I A Short Selected Background to the Building Blocks 219
App. II A Brief Description of the Empirical Study of 113 Major U.S. Manufacturing Firms 235
App. III An Empirical Test of In Search of Excellence 238
App. IV Conducting the Meta-Analysis 247
App. V Detailed Results of the Partial Replication of the "Top 100 Plus" Studies 267
App. VI Survival in Our Sample of Fortune 500 Firms 282
App. VII Developing the Scales that Summarize Environment, Strategy and Organization 287
App. VIII Detailed Statistical Results on How the Scales Relate to Financial Performance 305
App. IX Technical Characteristics of the Translog Performance Function 316
App. X Toward Estimating Scale Values from Publicly Available Data 324
App. XI Developing Firm Profiles by Cluster Analysis 337
App. XII Authors Who Have Studied the Underlying Concepts Summarized in Our 34 Scales 341
References 349
Index 395
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