The determinants of corporate hedging

Lim, Thien Sang and Zatul Karamah A. B. U and Zaiton Osman (2013) The determinants of corporate hedging. Journal of the Asian Academy of Applied Business, 2. pp. 53-69. ISSN 1675-9869

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This study examined the determinants of corporate hedging based on samples taken from non-financial firms on the United Kingdom’s Financial Times Stock Exchange FTSE 250. In this study, derivative usage is used as the proxy for risk management. The research model was estimated using the univariate binomial probit model and the Heckman two-stage regression model. The result indicates that executives with options on company’s shares prefer risk-taking and choose not to hedge. The study also found that corporate hedging is positively related to (1) level of firms’ leverage and (2) proportion of total turnover spent for interest payment. These results suggest that firms that face higher probability of financial distress are using derivatives as risk management tool to stabilised firms’ cash flows. Finally, this study also found that large firms are more likely to use derivatives due to the benefits of economies of scale.

Item Type: Article
Keyword: Corporate hedging , Derivative , Risk management , Financial distress
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic theory. Demography > HB1-3840 Economic theory. Demography > HB3711-3840 Business cycles. Economic fluctuations
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance > HJ9-9940 Public finance > HJ2005-2216 Income and expenditure. Budget
Department: FACULTY > Faculty of Business, Economics and Accounting
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2021 15:25
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2021 15:25

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