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Do Geographic Effects Matter? A Literature Review

Chengcheng Li and Xiaoqiong Wang
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Chengcheng Li: School of Finance, Dongbei University of Finance and Economics, China,
Xiaoqiong Wang: School of Business, Indiana University Kokomo, USA.

International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues, 2018, vol. 8, issue 2, 1-6

Abstract: This paper provides a broad review of studies on geographic effects. Geographic effects have both corporate finance and asset pricing implications. A wide range of geographic effects topics are summarized in this study, including board structure, investment decisions, payout policy, innovation, mergers and acquisitions, lending and borrowing, and pricing discrimination. This paper provides a connection of geographic effects with two basic corporate finance issues: information asymmetry and agency problems.

Keywords: Geographic Proximity; Information Asymmetry; Agency Problem; Corporate Decisions; Lending and Borrowing; Pricing Discrimination (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: G30 G38 G20 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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