P. (Pooyan) Ghazizadeh MSc

Pooyan Ghazizadeh
Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
ERIM PhD Candidate
Field: Finance & Accounting
Affiliated since 2009

PhD Track Does financing influence firm strategy and competition? A long-term perspective

This project empirically investigates the impact of different corporate strategies and competition on the capital structure of Dutch firms. Finance and strategy have traditionally been two areas of research that were studied separately. There is however an increasing call for integration between finance and strategy research as several scholars have argued that financial decisions have strategic importance and a strategic perspective is thought to facilitate a more eclectic and realistic assessment of the capital structure puzzle (Barton and Gordon, 1987; Bromiley, 1990; Kochhar, 1996; Myers, 2001). This project responds to this call by examining whether firms’ capital structure is related to their corporate strategy for a selection of large Dutch firms from 1948 till 2003.

Capital structure; financing choice; corporate governance; bank financing; business history
Time frame
2009 -


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