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    Creditor rights, culture and dividend payout policy

    Byrne, Julie and O'Connor, Thomas (2017) Creditor rights, culture and dividend payout policy. Journal of Multinational Financial Management, 39. pp. 60-77. ISSN 1042-444X

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    We study how creditor rights and culture interact with one another to influence corporatedividend payout policy. Where creditor rights are strong, creditors accept the status quo,which are large dividends in individualist and small dividends in collectivist traditions,respectively. Culture influences dividend payout where creditor rights are weak. In collec-tivist countries where group cohesion among corporate stakeholders results in perceivedlower agency costs of debt and equity, creditors place few if any restrictions on dividendpayout given weak creditor rights. In contrast, in individualist traditions, creditors continueto restrict dividend payouts under weak creditor rights. Our findings emphasize the impor-tance of accounting for the interactions between creditor rights and culture in determiningdividend policy.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: National culture; Creditor rights; Dividend policy; Corporate Finance and Governance; Payout Policy;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics, Finance and Accounting
    Item ID: 11392
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    Depositing User: Thomas O'Connor
    Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2019 16:00
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Multinational Financial Management
    Publisher: Elsevier
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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