Zhang, Zhipeng (2009): Who Pulls the Plug? Theory and Evidence on Corporate Bankruptcy Decisions.
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We offer a model and evidence on firms' optimal bankruptcy decisions. In the model, both the borrower and bank lenders can trigger a bankruptcy filing. We show that debt composition has significant influence on corporate bankruptcy decisions. For example, firms with a small share of bank debt as a fraction of total debt tend to voluntarily file for bankruptcy. When a firm depends heavily on bank debt, the bankruptcy boundary is more likely to be determined by the bank. Our results highlight the control rights of large private creditors in distressed firms.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Who Pulls the Plug? Theory and Evidence on Corporate Bankruptcy Decisions|
|Keywords:||Voluntary bankruptcy; Forced bankruptcy; Bankruptcy boundary; Debt structure; Creditor control.|
|Subjects:||G - Financial Economics > G3 - Corporate Finance and Governance > G32 - Financing Policy ; Financial Risk and Risk Management ; Capital and Ownership Structure ; Value of Firms ; Goodwill
G - Financial Economics > G3 - Corporate Finance and Governance > G33 - Bankruptcy ; Liquidation
G - Financial Economics > G2 - Financial Institutions and Services > G21 - Banks ; Depository Institutions ; Micro Finance Institutions ; Mortgages
|Depositing User:||Zhipeng Zhang|
|Date Deposited:||06. Oct 2009 09:14|
|Last Modified:||01. Mar 2013 11:57|
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