Advanced search options

Advanced Search Options 🞨

Browse by author name (“Author name starts with…”).

Find ETDs with:


Written in Published in Earliest date Latest date

Sorted by

Results per page:

You searched for +publisher:"Purdue University" +contributor:("Ron A. Laschever"). One record found.

Search Limiters

Last 2 Years | English Only

No search limiters apply to these results.

▼ Search Limiters

Purdue University

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

Record DetailsSimilar RecordsGoogle PlusoneFacebookTwitterCiteULikeMendeleyreddit

APA · Chicago · MLA · Vancouver · CSE | Export to Zotero / EndNote / Reference Manager

APA (6th Edition):

Pashnyak, L. G. (2014). Essays on corporate bank loan contracting. (Doctoral Dissertation). Purdue University. Retrieved from

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Pashnyak, Leann G. “Essays on corporate bank loan contracting.” 2014. Doctoral Dissertation, Purdue University. Accessed December 05, 2019.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Pashnyak, Leann G. “Essays on corporate bank loan contracting.” 2014. Web. 05 Dec 2019.


Pashnyak LG. Essays on corporate bank loan contracting. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Purdue University; 2014. [cited 2019 Dec 05]. Available from:

Council of Science Editors:

Pashnyak LG. Essays on corporate bank loan contracting. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Purdue University; 2014. Available from: