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1. Pashnyak, Leann G. Essays on corporate bank loan contracting.

Degree: PhD, Consumer Science, 2014, Purdue University

This dissertation is comprised of two essays on corporate bank loan contracting. The purpose of the first essay is to investigate the effect of loan's designated purpose on loan agreement contracting terms, as well as to examine whether lenders apply different standards to assess the value of borrower's corporate governance for each type of loan purpose. Using a large sample of private bank loans, the results indicate that both price and non-price loan terms vary significantly by loan purpose. Specifically, the spread yield varies by about 182 basis points (bps) for loans made for different purposes. Further, borrowers of operations loans (commercial paper backup, general corporate purpose, and working capital) are able to reduce their commitment fees by as much as 30%. In addition, restructure loans (acquisition line, debt repayment, leveraged buyout, spinoff, and takeover) are more sensitive to covenant inclusion than operations loans by as much as 39%. Inclusion of sweep restriction covenants significantly reduces spread yield for restructure loans, while financial ratio restrictions reduce spread yield for operations loans. Finally, empirical findings suggest that corporate governance for operations loans is significantly more influential at affecting both price and non-price terms of loan contracts than for restructure loans. ^ The second essay utilizes a hostile takeover framework to examine the effect of board busyness on corporate cost of debt. First, the study establishes an inverse relationship between board busyness and firm's hostile takeover vulnerability by implementing the takeover vulnerability index, which allows for study of the relationship ex ante. Second, the relationship between board busyness and cost of debt is investigated. The results indicate that as the level of board busyness increases, the cost of debt decreases. Economically, the findings suggest that for firms whose board is comprised of 40% busy directors, the spread yield is about 27 bps lower than for firms without busy directors. Advisors/Committee Members: Sugato Chakravarty, Sugato Chakravarty, Richard Widdows, Jonathan J. Bauchet, Ron A. Laschever.

Subjects/Keywords: Accounting; Business Administration, Management, and Operations; Finance and Financial Management

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APA (6th Edition):

Pashnyak, L. G. (2014). Essays on corporate bank loan contracting. (Doctoral Dissertation). Purdue University. Retrieved from https://docs.lib.purdue.edu/open_access_dissertations/345

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Pashnyak, Leann G. “Essays on corporate bank loan contracting.” 2014. Doctoral Dissertation, Purdue University. Accessed December 06, 2019. https://docs.lib.purdue.edu/open_access_dissertations/345.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Pashnyak, Leann G. “Essays on corporate bank loan contracting.” 2014. Web. 06 Dec 2019.

Vancouver:

Pashnyak LG. Essays on corporate bank loan contracting. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Purdue University; 2014. [cited 2019 Dec 06]. Available from: https://docs.lib.purdue.edu/open_access_dissertations/345.

Council of Science Editors:

Pashnyak LG. Essays on corporate bank loan contracting. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Purdue University; 2014. Available from: https://docs.lib.purdue.edu/open_access_dissertations/345

2. Rathod, Sandra. An Eriksonian Approach to Consumer Identity.

Degree: PhD, Consumer Science, 2013, Purdue University

Rathod, Sandra R. Ph.D., Purdue University, December 2013. An Eriksonian Approach to Consumer Identity. Major Professor: Richard A. Feinberg. Ego development is the fifth stage in Erikson's Lifecycle Development theory (1959) and is a major psychosocial stage beginning in adolescence and lasting into emerging adulthood. Past research based upon Marcia's Ego Identity Status Paradigm (1996) has investigated a number of ideological and interpersonal domains relevant to one's ego identity, however in today's consumer societies, where what you have is at least as important is who you are or what you do, an Eriksonian approach to consumer ego identity (CEI) has never been broached. This study is intended to establish a reliable and valid measure of consumer ego identity based upon Marcia's Ego Identity Status Paradigm (1966) and to investigate the relationship between one's consumer ego identity (CEI) status and consumer behavior, specifically consumer decision making. A sample of 320 students took part in the study. Participants completed the Extended Objective Measure of Ego Identity Status (EOMEIS-2; Adams, Bennion & Huh, 1989) with a number of additional questions designed to measure consumer ego identity (CEI) status, the Consumer Styles Inventory (CSI; Sproles & Kendall, 1986) and a short demographic questionnaire. The 16-item CEI scale was evenly distributed across the four CEI statuses. The scale developed had desirable psychometric properties with Cronbach's alphas ranging from .67 to .86 and split-half reliability Spearman-Brown coefficients ranging from .76 to .93. Factor analysis with a Promax rotation was conducted to reveal a 9-factor solution: Perfectionist, Hedonic, Brand Conscious, Impulsive, Confused by Overchoice, Habitual, Variety Seeking, Value Conscious and Fashion Conscious consumer decision making styles. Each participant's CEI status was assessed along with their scores for each of the consumer decision making styles. A series of one-way Analysis of Variance (ANOVAs) were carried and, as predicted, significant differences were revealed between the CEI statuses and 5 of the 9 consumer decision making styles. In addition, a series of multiple regression analyses were conducted. The CEI statuses and the demographic variables, age and sex as covariates, were regressed upon the 9 consumer decision making styles to more fully understand the predictive relationship between the variables. As predicted, significant results were found for 6 of the 9 multiple regression models. Several of the hypotheses were supported. The consumer ego identity statuses are good predictors of the consumer decision making styles that individuals rely upon in the marketplace. Findings are discussed in the context of understanding individual consumer development in a consumer society. Advisors/Committee Members: Richard A. Feinberg, Richard A. Feinberg, Richard Widdows, Sejin Ha, Christopher Kowal.

Subjects/Keywords: social sciences; psychology; consumer ego identity status; consumer identity; ego development; consumers; decision-making; Business Administration, Management, and Operations; Marketing; Psychology

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APA (6th Edition):

Rathod, S. (2013). An Eriksonian Approach to Consumer Identity. (Doctoral Dissertation). Purdue University. Retrieved from https://docs.lib.purdue.edu/open_access_dissertations/77

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Rathod, Sandra. “An Eriksonian Approach to Consumer Identity.” 2013. Doctoral Dissertation, Purdue University. Accessed December 06, 2019. https://docs.lib.purdue.edu/open_access_dissertations/77.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Rathod, Sandra. “An Eriksonian Approach to Consumer Identity.” 2013. Web. 06 Dec 2019.

Vancouver:

Rathod S. An Eriksonian Approach to Consumer Identity. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Purdue University; 2013. [cited 2019 Dec 06]. Available from: https://docs.lib.purdue.edu/open_access_dissertations/77.

Council of Science Editors:

Rathod S. An Eriksonian Approach to Consumer Identity. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Purdue University; 2013. Available from: https://docs.lib.purdue.edu/open_access_dissertations/77

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