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  1. HUMAN CAPITAL INVESTMENT

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    Ph. D. Student Ioana - Julieta Josan

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Once with the development of the human capital theory, the education received an economic value. Leading theorists and specialists in the field have shown that the remarkable economic effects of the investments in education influence the chances of acquiring a job and earnings, demonstrating how the theory justifies such an investment. At the hand, the allocation of resources in human capital brings performance and benefits to companies investing in their employees. Also, the investment in human capital is strategic for any country that seeks to create a knowledge economy. Considering the above arguments, the aim of this paper is to highlight the characteristics of investment in human capital, the types of investment, the factors of education investment and the entities interested in investing and their benefits.

  2. Investments in human capital

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    Milost, Franko; Novak, Matic

    2016-01-01

    Investments in human capital (employees) include investments in the direct assurance of working abilities, investments in health and well-being and investments in loyalty to the company. These investments are crucial for the long-term existence and development of a company, but their value is not disclosed on the assets side of the classical balance sheet. The most important argument given by the proponents of this approach is that the economic benefits stemming from such investments are unce...

  3. Capital disadvantage: America's failing capital investment system.

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    Porter, M E

    1992-01-01

    The U.S. system of allocating investment capital is failing, putting American companies at a serious disadvantage and threatening the long-term growth of the nation's economy. The problem, says Michael Porter, goes beyond the usual formulation of the issue: accusations of "short-termism" by U.S. managers, ineffective corporate governance by directors, or a high cost of capital. The problem involves the external capital allocation system by which capital is provided to companies, as well as the system by which companies allocate capital internally. America's system is marked by fluid capital and a financial focus. Other countries--notably Japan and Germany--have systems with dedicated capital and a focus on corporate position. In global competition, where investment increasingly determines a company's capacity to upgrade and innovate, the U.S. system does not measure up. These conclusions come out of a two-year research project sponsored by the Harvard Business School and the Council on Competitiveness. Porter recommends five far-reaching reforms to make the U.S. system superior to Japan's and Germany's: 1. Improve the present macroeconomic environment. 2. Expand true ownership throughout the system so that directors, managers, employees, and even customers and suppliers hold positions as owners. 3. Align the goals of capital providers, corporations, directors, managers, employees, customers, suppliers, and society. 4. Improve the information used in decision making. 5. Foster more productive modes of interaction and influence among capital providers, corporations, and business units. PMID:10121317

  4. CAPITAL INVESTMENTS AND FINANCIAL PROFITABILITY

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    Suzana Baresa

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Economic life of achieving economic and financial effects of an investment opportunity presents the period in which selected investment option remains economically superior from the other alternative investment opportunity. Time period in which the investment project needs to prove its justification, presents an extremely critical factor in the profitability of the investment project, therefore, special attention must be paid to the assessment of the economic and financial time period. The aim of this study was to prove that critical factor in achieving profitability is in direct relation with economic or financial life. The results which arise from this study suggest on the fact that during analysis investor must determine financial life to achieve economic and financial effects of capital investment, because the length of the economic life does not have to match the profitability or with financial efficiency, and that is not appreciated sufficiently in practice. This paper presents examples of calculating the financial profitability of capital investment, using the residual value, ie the discounted residual value and the results of empirical studies that show the difference in preference of life effectuation of capital investment between theoreticians and practitioners in the field of capital budgeting.

  5. Uninsurable investment risks and capital income taxation

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    Césaire A. Meh; Terajima, Yaz

    2009-01-01

    This paper studies the capital accumulation and welfare implications of reducing capital income taxation in a general equilibrium economy with uninsurable investment risks. It has been shown that, with uninsurable investment risks, under-accumulation of capital may result compared to the complete markets economy. We show that reducing somewhat the capital income tax rate increases the capital stock and leads to a welfare gain. The complete elimination of the capital income tax, however, is no...

  6. Social Security Incentives and Human Capital Investment

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    Lau, Morten I.; Poutvaara, Panu

    2001-01-01

    While the effect of social security systems on retirement decisions has received much attention, the impact of these systems on individuals’ incentives to invest in their human capital has not been analyzed. We integrate human capital investment and retirement decisions in a simple analytical life-cycle model with full certainty and investigate how different social security schemes may a¤ect welfare, human capital investment and labor supply. We analyze and compare three different social secu...

  7. Investment Problems of China Rural Human Capital

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    ZHANG Junxia; YU Jialin; CHEN Ying

    2011-01-01

    The rural human capital refers to the condensation of the physical body, knowledge, skills, and all the abilities that can improve the capacity of the rural labor productivity. The ability is a form of human capital stock and it plays an important role in China's development of rural economy and society, but at present the situation of investment in human capital in rural areas is not optimistic. A lot of problems need to be solved such as the inadequate total investment and the irrational structure, as to these issues, strategies and recommendations were proposed in order to strengthen the human capital investment.

  8. TAXES APPLYING TO CAPITAL INVESTMENT ACQUISITION

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    AURA EMANUELA DOMIL

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available In this workpaper we discussed about tax implications of a capital outlay at the time of acquisition depend on the type of investment being acquired. Many capital outlays, such as introduction of a new product, are combinations of a variety of smaller investments. Governments periodically introduce investment tax credit programs to spur investment. We also discussed about the adjustments that need to be made for corporate taxes at the capital acquisition stage, the operating or asset usage stage and the disposal stage.

  9. Options, the Value of Capital, and Investment

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    Andrew B. Abel; Dixit, Avinash K; Janice C. Eberly; Robert S. Pindyck

    1995-01-01

    Capital investment decisions must recognize the limitations on the firm's ability later to sell off or expand capacity. This paper shows how opportunities for future expansion or contraction can be valued as options, how this valuation relates to the q-theory of investment, and how these options affect the incentive to invest. Generally, the option to expand reduces the incentive to invest, while the option to disinvest raises it. We show how these options interact to determine the effect of ...

  10. CAPITAL INVESTMENTS AND FINANCIAL PROFITABILITY

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    Suzana Baresa; Sinisa Bogdan; Zoran Ivanovic

    2016-01-01

    Economic life of achieving economic and financial effects of an investment opportunity presents the period in which selected investment option remains economically superior from the other alternative investment opportunity. Time period in which the investment project needs to prove its justification, presents an extremely critical factor in the profitability of the investment project, therefore, special attention must be paid to the assessment of the economic and financial time pe...

  11. Capitals Cost and the Investments Actualisation Rate

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    Ion Stancu

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available In this article, the author has assumed himself an assignment somehow ostentatious but useful, we believe, naming the one to illustrate by means of figures, the influence of both leverage and economic growth over the cost of capital, cost which will be used in capital budgeting. This synthesis is meant to be a forthcoming approach to a later investigation of the problems raised by the estimation of the cost of capital in the specific conditions of both the financial market in Romania and the quality of the economic-financial information, information available for this estimation. The discount rate for an investment project (kinv with a risk equal to the risk undertaken by the enterprise and financed within the firm’s capital structure itself (having the same leverage is equal to the (weighted average cost of capital in the respective risk class (k. Under these circumstances, it is interesting to find out this opportunity cost of capital invested in a medium-sized enterprise: a with investments in rebuilding the productive capacity, all equity financed; b with investments in rebuilding the productive capacity, financed both by equity and debt; c with new investments, all equity financed; d with new investments, financed both by equity and debt. Under these conditions, we estimate the effect of both the leverage and economic growth over the cost of capital (kec and kc to be able to determine in the end the discount rate of the analyzed investment (kinv: for enterprises with only maintaining investments (g = 0, unlevered (U and levered (L; for enterprises with growing investments (g > 0, unlevered (U and levered (L.

  12. 76 FR 17736 - Major Capital Investment Program-New Starts

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    2011-03-30

    ... Federal Transit Administration Major Capital Investment Program--New Starts AGENCY: Federal Transit... discretionary selection of projects for funding using unallocated Major Capital Investment (New Starts) program... that have made important investments in their transportation infrastructure. ] Furthermore, the...

  13. Investment opportunities with YPFB capitalization

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    Investment opportunities with Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales Bolivianos (LPFB) in La Paz, Bolivia, were discussed, especially as they may be affected by the new Hydrocarbon Law No. 1689, whose main objective is to encourage investments in Bolivia and to increase production capacity through investors' incorporation. Some of the areas of potential importance examined included reserve development, transportation, upstream consulting, and hydrocarbon development

  14. Job raiding raises human capital investments

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    BOSCHMANS, Kris; BOUCKAERT, Jan

    2004-01-01

    This paper studies job raiding and its effect on incentives to invest in human capital. A firm can offer more attractive wages to new hires than to its current employees, thereby raiding a rival’s workers. Our model shows that firms prefer to raid in equilibrium when given the opportunity to do so. As rational workers foresee that job raids increase expected job earnings, they are willing to increase their ex ante investment in human capital. This insight has important implications for any in...

  15. 75 FR 33757 - Major Capital Investment Projects

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    2010-06-15

    ... June 3, 2010 (75 FR 31383), noting that additional meetings would be announced in subsequent Federal... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Transit Administration 49 CFR Part 611 RIN 2132-AB02 Major Capital Investment Projects...

  16. 77 FR 3847 - Major Capital Investment Projects

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    2012-01-25

    ... review DOT's complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR... guidance is available in the Federal Register at 74 FR 37763. A summary of the evaluation and rating... Capital Investment Projects; Proposed Rule #0;#0;Federal Register / Vol. 77 , No. 16 / Wednesday,...

  17. 78 FR 1991 - Major Capital Investment Projects

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    2013-01-09

    ... Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) published on June 3, 2010 (75 FR 31383), which posed a series of questions... FR 3848), that proposed changes to the regulatory text. FTA also published on January 25, 2012, a... Capital Investment Projects; Notice of Availability of Proposed New Starts and Small Starts...

  18. 75 FR 39492 - Major Capital Investment Projects

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    2010-07-09

    ... published on June 3, 2010 (75 FR 31383), noting that additional meetings would be announced in subsequent... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Transit Administration 49 CFR Part 611 RIN 2132-AB02 Major Capital Investment Projects...

  19. Investments in Human Capital in Romania

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    Florentina MOISESCU

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The human capital represents the most important investment made both by state and companies and also individually for the education and development of skills, knowledge, qualifications and capabilities of individuals, in order to obtain various incomes from certain economic activities. Both the expenses made for education and long term benefits influence the value of the investment in education. The analysis performed on the Romanian economy shows that between the educational level and the income, there is a positive relationship as the one, that numbers are showing with no doubt, between the manpower occupancy and the education period (the amount of investments in human capital. Therefore, the analysis of the Romanian labor market shows that the most affected by unemployment are the individuals with a modest education level while persons with a university degree suffer less from this phenomenon.

  20. 12 CFR 931.3 - Minimum investment in capital stock.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 7 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Minimum investment in capital stock. 931.3 Section 931.3 Banks and Banking FEDERAL HOUSING FINANCE BOARD FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK RISK MANAGEMENT AND CAPITAL STANDARDS FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK CAPITAL STOCK § 931.3 Minimum investment in capital stock. (a)...

  1. Measuring Social Capital Investment: Scale Development and Examination of Links to Social Capital and Perceived Stress

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    Chen, Xinguang; Wang, Peigang; Wegner, Rhiana; Gong, Jie; FANG, XIAOYI; Kaljee, Linda

    2015-01-01

    Individuals with greater social capital have better health outcomes. Investment in social capital likely increases one’s own social capital, bearing great implications for disease prevention and health promotion. In this study, the authors developed and validated the Social Capital Investment Inventory (SCII). Direct effects of social capital investment on perceived stress, and indirect effects through social capital were examined. 397 Participants from Beijing and Wuhan, China completed surv...

  2. Flexible contracts and human capital investments

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    Fouarge, D.; Grip, A. de; Smits, W.; de Vries, M R

    2011-01-01

    As suggested by human capital theory, workers with flexible contracts participate lessoften in training than those with permanent contracts. We find that this is merely dueto the fact that flexworkers receive less employer–funded training, a gap they can onlypartly compensate for by their own training investments. Flexworkers particularlyparticipate less in firm–specific training that is meant to keep up with new skilldemands than workers with permanent contracts. However, for those who parti...

  3. How to invest in social capital.

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    Prusak, L; Cohen, D

    2001-06-01

    Business runs better when people within a company have close ties and trust one another. But the relationships that make organizations work effectively are under assault for several reasons. Building such "social capital" is difficult in volatile times. Disruptive technologies spawn new markets daily, and organizations respond with constantly changing structures. The problem is worsened by the virtuality of many of today's workplaces, with employees working off-site or on their own. What's more, few managers know how to invest in such social capital. The authors describe how managers can help their organizations thrive by making effective investments in social capital. For instance, companies that value social capital demonstrate a commitment to retention as a way of limiting workplace volatility. The authors cite SAS's extensive efforts to signal to employees that it sees them as human beings, not just workers. Managers can build trust by showing trust themselves, as well as by rewarding trust and sending clear signals to employees. They can foster cooperation by giving employees a common sense of purpose through good strategic communication and inspirational leadership. Johnson & Johnson's well-known credo, which says the company's first responsibility is to the people who use its products, has helped the company in time of adversity, as in 1982 when cyanide in Tylenol capsules killed seven people. Other methods of fostering cooperation include rewarding the behavior with cash and establishing rules that get people into the habit of cooperating. Social capital, once a given in organizations, is now rare and endangered. By investing in it, companies will be better positioned to seize the opportunities in today's volatile, virtual business environment. PMID:11408980

  4. Study on Human Capital Valve Quantity Model and Investment Featuers

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    Chen Peian; Li Yujiang; Li Zhen

    2005-01-01

    In this paper, human capital is considered a kind of goods in terms of investment. Basic consumption and profit margin are the two important components of human capital goods value. Compared with that of the material capital, the human capital consumption has the following features.The importance of human capital investment determined by the supply-demand mechanism, is growing gradually; The course of investment and return takes a long period of time; Human capital is characterized by strong technicality and weak negotiability; The investment profit margin is changeable and discriminating.

  5. Legal-Ease:Total Investment Capital & Registered Capital Allocations in China

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    2007-01-01

    With the Chinese Government, on a regional basis, specifying “minimum amounts” for registered capital contributions in order to establish foreign-invested enterprises in China, and with a similar occurrence concerning total invested capital requirements,

  6. INVESTMENT FUNDS ON ROMANIAN CAPITAL MARKET

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    Cristian GHEORGHE

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available National laws governing collective investment undertakings were updated as a result of European secondary law modernization with a view to approximating the conditions of competition between those undertakings at Community level, while at the same time ensuring more effective and more uniform protection for unit-holders. Such coordination intended to facilitate the removal of the restrictions on the free movement of units of UCITS in the internal market. For the purposes of internal regulation UCITS means an undertaking: (a with the sole object of collective investment in transferable securities or in other liquid financial assets of capital raised from the public and which operate on the principle of risk-spreading; and (b with units which are, at the request of holders, repurchased or redeemed, directly or indirectly, out of those undertakings’ assets. The UCITS may be constituted in accordance with contract law (as common funds managed by management companies, trust law (as unit trusts, or statute (as investment companies. Key investor information should be provided as a specific document to investors, before the subscription of the UCITS, in order to help them to reach informed investment decisions. Investment funds enjoy in Romania a new regulatory framework: the contract of common society hosted by new Civil Code and the new Emergency Ordinance regarding UCITS.

  7. Venture Capital Investment Base on Grey Relational Theory

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    Zhang, Xubo

    This paper builds a venture capital investment projects selection evaluation model base on risk-weight investment return using grey relational analysis. The risk and return in venture capital investment projects selection process is analyses. These risk and return mainly constricted in management ability, operation ability, market ability, exit obtain and investment cost. The 18 sub-indicators are the impact factors contributed to these five evaluation aspects. Grey relation analysis is use to evaluate the venture capital investment selection. Get the optimal solution of risk-weight double objective investment selection evaluation model. An example is used to demonstrate the model in this paper.

  8. 77 FR 5750 - Major Capital Investment Projects (NPRM); Public Meetings

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    2012-02-06

    ... NPRM (77 FR 3848) that proposes a new regulatory framework for evaluation and rating of New Starts and... Federal Transit Administration 49 CFR Part 611 RIN 2132-AB02 Major Capital Investment Projects (NPRM... Transit Administration (FTA) for its discretionary Major Capital Investments program (``New Starts''...

  9. Public capital and private investment, a real option approach

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    Bruno CRUZ; Pommeret, Aude

    2003-01-01

    In this paper, we extend the usual models of irreversible investment under uncertainty by introducing the stock of public capital as an input for the private sector. Public investment takes place in a stochastic environment. Public capital then increases the productivity of private capital which is assumed to be fully irreversible. In our model, the government has an intertemporal budget constraint, i.e. taxes are collected each period to fund the public debt. We provide a partial equilibrium...

  10. Capital Stock Depreciation, Tax Rules, and Composition of Aggregate Investment

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    Daniel Levy

    2005-01-01

    I estimate time varying aggregate capital stock depreciation rates for the post-war U.S. economy using capital-investment evolution equation along with the data on the annual net capital stock and corresponding quarterly gross investment series. I estimate depreciation rates of consumer durable goods, producer durable goods, and nonresidential business structures. The estimation results suggest that the three depreciation rate series have been behaving very differently over time. In particula...

  11. The Influence of Company's Capital Cost on Investment Decision

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    Dorina Emilia TOMA

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available This paper is aimed at highlighting the importance of the cost of capital as a discount rate of investment in making an investment decision in the ROMNAV Braila company. This study carefully puts forward the existence of four possible cases to which companies may belong: unlevered and investments to maintain the productive capacity will be made; indebted and investments to maintain the productive capacity will be made; unlevered and new investments will be undertaken and indebted and new investments will be undertaken. The results of the study show that the average cost of capital is higher when the company turns to debt; the market value of the company is higher when it is indebted and new investments will be made and the cost of capital can be used as a discount rate of the company assessment.

  12. ROLE OF HUMAN CAPITAL INVESTMENT IN A COMPETITIVE ECONOMY

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    Mungiu-Pupăzan Mariana Claudia

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper wants an analysis of investment in human capital as an important resource in the economy. The paper also seeks to strengthen the argument that this resource plays an important role in a competitive economy. The essence of the idea of human capital investment is made in human resources to improve their productivity. Costs are incurred in the expectation of future benefits, hence the term "investment" in human resources. Like all investments, and there is no question if economically justified. The answer to this question depends on whether or not the benefits outweigh the costs by an amount satisfactory or not they apply standard investment criteria.

  13. Venture capital and private equity investment preferences in selected countries

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    Krzysztof Dziekoński

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Sources of capital to finance companies in the SME sector is one of the basic conditions for the functioning and development of enterprises, especially in the early phase of their development. Increasingly popular is the use of capital market instruments, Private Equity, Venture Capital, Business Angels or Mezzanine. Funding of this kind can finance risky investments in return for a higher expected rate of return on capital. Access to financial resources and the conditions under which entrepreneurs can use them can determine the introduction of new technology, new products and services, expand distribution channels, implement changes that may lead to the growth in competitiveness and above all, innovation, thus the growth of the company. The paper presents results of statistical analysis of the venture capital and private equity funds investment strategies in selected countries. As a result investment profiles are created.

  14. Risk Assessment Techniques for Split Capital Investment Trusts

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    Adams, Andrew T; Clunie, James

    2003-01-01

    The split capital investment trust crisis has brought into focus the need for more reliable risk assessment techniques for shares in the sector. We discuss the strengths and weaknesses of traditional pricing and risk description measures for split capital investment trusts (eg gross redemption yield, cover, hurdle rates) and ways of making these more useful. We then examine alternative pricing and risk assessment techniques (eg option pricing, sensitivity measures). In particular, some of the...

  15. Venture Capital Investment in the Clean Energy Sector

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    Shikhar Ghosh; Ramana Nanda

    2010-01-01

    We examine the extent to which venture capital is adequately positioned for the rapid commercialization of clean energy technologies in the United States. While there are several startups in clean energy that are well-suited to the traditional venture capital investment model, our analysis highlights a number of structural challenges related to VC investment in the sector that are particularly acute for startups involved in the production of clean energy. One of key bottlenecks threatening in...

  16. The importance of trust for investment : Evidence from venture capital

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    Bottazzi, L.; Da Rin, Marco; Hellmann, T.

    2016-01-01

    We examine the effect of trust in venture capital. Our theory predicts a positive relationship of trust with investment, but a negative relationship with success. Using a hand-collected dataset of European venture capital deals, we find that the Eurobarometer measure of trust among nations positivel

  17. Human Capital Investment and an Analysis of Its Progressive Profit

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    张德平; 孙诚

    2004-01-01

    Skilled labor force cultivated through putting in funds and time in their education are undoubtedly essential in the operation of sophisticated machines in production, but it is so also in the creation of new ideas and methods in production and other economic activities, and ultimately in the promotion of the progressive increase of material capital. Thus strengthening the investment of human capital and enriching the stock of human capital is of primary importance, especially for China, in the 21st century.

  18. Education - an investment in human capital

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    Daniela Neamţu

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Formal education, personal abilities and the health state play an important role in this paper. Those are all essential constituent elements of the human capital. In the present paper we intend to present briefly the fundamental concepts of the human capital, with an emphasis on education and abilities. We also mark out the importance of the human capital development in the purpose of maintaining the development and the motivation of the human resources, which are the main premises organizations need to capitalize. The higher education has a determinant role in the attainment of this desideratum.

  19. Capital investment as a basis for innovative enterprises’ capacity development

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    V.V. Shekman

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the article. The purpose of the article is to study the matter of investment in fixed capital of Ukraines enterprises as a basis of country innovation development and to determine the role of fixed capital investments in innovative development providing.The results of the analysis. In the article the structure and the volume of foreign investments attracting to the national economy of Ukraine during 2003-2012 are analyzed. It is determined that in spite of annual positive foreign investments volume growth in compare to the previous year the dynamic shows the investment climate deterioration because of the investment runoff. The determined trends show the problem in providing a countrys sunstainable economic development in the innovative aspect. The basis of the countrys innovative development is the investment activation into the enterprises fixed capital. The economic activity of the subjects of economy and the level of their competitiveness in domestic and foreign markets are determined by the essential level of fixed capital funds. They are the basis of the enterprise productive process. According to the analysis Ukrainian enterprises have a high level of fixed capital consumption. The rate of investments aimed to renovate fixed capital is too small. The volumes of fixed capital funds renovation and reproduction financing at the domestic enterprises reduced according to the reduction production volume and joint profits. The main source of fixed capital funds reproduction at the industrial enterprises of Ukraine is the main financial assets of the enterprise. The catastrophic lack of internal and external funds was the reason why heads of enterprises refused to implement new innovative projects and carry out all required actions on calling in accumulated credit obligations to the counteragents.Investment increasing will make it possible to renew enterprises fixed capital funds, to reorganize the coproduction and to balance the

  20. Investment in second-hand capital goods and energy intensity

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    Stefania Lovo; Michael Gasiorek; Richard Tol

    2014-01-01

    This paper investigates the relationship between investment in new and second-hand capital goods and energy intensity. Using a panel dataset of about 4,500 Chilean firms for the period 2001-2007, we find that both types of investment help reducing energy intensity although second-hand machinery has a significantly lower effect. We conclude that, in order to reduce the energy intensity of the manufacturing sector, policies aiming at overcoming the constraints to new investment should be prefer...

  1. Investment and Capital Flows : Implications of the ASEAN Economic Community

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    Yap, Josef T.; Rafaelita M. Aldaba

    2009-01-01

    One of the objectives of the evolving ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) is to promote free investment flows and freer capital flows. By deepening economic integration among them, ASEAN Member Countries can establish a region-wide production base that will attract more foreign direct investment and strengthen the existing FDI-Trade nexus in East Asia. This will increase the opportunities for domestic firms to participate in regional and global production networks. The principal investment coopera...

  2. provider venture capital funds: investing in innovation.

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    Potter, Mary Jo; Wesslund, Rick

    2016-05-01

    As health systems continue to embrace disruptive innovation, they are increasingly likely to consider making a move into venture capital. Working in venture capital can benefit a health system in several ways, including: Allowing it to operate outside of bureaucracy and align projects with its core values. Encouraging innovation within the organization. Enabling it to respond quickly to changes in the market.

  3. provider venture capital funds: investing in innovation.

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    Potter, Mary Jo; Wesslund, Rick

    2016-05-01

    As health systems continue to embrace disruptive innovation, they are increasingly likely to consider making a move into venture capital. Working in venture capital can benefit a health system in several ways, including: Allowing it to operate outside of bureaucracy and align projects with its core values. Encouraging innovation within the organization. Enabling it to respond quickly to changes in the market. PMID:27382708

  4. Corruption and the Efficiency of Capital Investment in Developing Countries

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    O’Toole, Conor M.; Tarp, Finn

    2014-01-01

    by reducing the marginal return per unit investment. Controlling for censoring and endogeneity, we find that bribery decreases investment efficiency. The negative effect is strongest for domestic small-sized and medium-sized enterprises. We conclude that reducing the level and incidence of bribery by public......This paper tests the effect of corruption on the efficiency of capital investment. Using firm-level data from the World Bank Enterprise Surveys, covering 90 developing and transition economies, we consider whether the cost of informal bribe payments distorts the efficient allocation of capital...

  5. Attraction of migration capital into investment activity in Ukraine

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    Tkachuk Iryna G.

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available The article analyses volumes and structure of receipt of private money transfers into Ukraine. It shows that a significant part of money transfers is used for consumption, which testifies to the not used investment potential of the migration capital. It marks out main directions of measures on stimulation of investing money transfers of migrants into economy, namely: improvement of financial instruments for migrants, increase of financial literacy of migrants and members of their families; attraction of migrants to general investments into entrepreneurial activity; and support of individual entrepreneurship of migrants. The article considers foreign experience of the use of migrant funds as an investment resource. It determines the role of local and state bodies of authority, financial institutions, associations of migrants and other non-governmental organisations in the investment activity of migrants. It offers measures on attracting migration capital into economy.

  6. Influencing capital investment decisions through issue selling: Case new business investment in the forest industry.

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    Pajunen, Elisa

    2013-01-01

    Objectives of the study The general aim of this study is to apply issue selling theory into a new research area, namely capital investments. Issue selling activities especially arise when organizations face considerable changes. Hence, a more particular objective is to outline the issue selling strategies used to further new business investments supporting the redirection of an organization. Influence strategies in the capital budgeting setting have not been analyzed with issue selling th...

  7. Toward an American Rural Renaissance. The Role of Investment Capital in Rural Development.

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    Brace, Lloyd

    This essay examines the role of investment capital in rural development. The development of government capitalism is traced. Outlined next are the premises for private and public investment. Geographic/geopolitical concerns in the formation of investment priorities are described. The need for greater availability of investment capital for small…

  8. Venture Capital Investment Selection Decision-making Base on Fuzzy Theory

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    Zhang, Xubo

    Venture capital investment decision-making is the most important issue in venture capital investment selection. There are higher uncertainty and complexity in venture capital investment decision-making process. This paper analysis these uncertain risk in venture capital investment decision-making base the previous studies. Attributed the venture capital candidate firms' select to fuzzy optimal decision-making. Build a risk-weight fuzzy optimal return model to avoid the decision-making risk. Get the optimal solution set.

  9. Determinants of Success in Private Equity-Venture Capital Investments

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    Antonio Gledson de Carvalho

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper investigates the determinants of performance of the investments of private equity and venture capital (PEVC funds in Brazil. We use two unique databases: the First Brazilian Private Equity and Venture Capital Census and the Guia-GVcepe Endeavor, with information on this industry for the period 1999 to 2007. As measures of performance we use the percentage and number of exits through IPO, acquisition by a company or by another investor. Our results indicate that the factors influencing the performance of investments are: size of the fund, number of investments, the practice of co-investment, experience and foreign origin of the managing organization, focus on late stage, intensity of contact between managers and portfolio companies and the number of seats on the boards of the invested companies. The number of successes grows with the number of investments at a declining rate. This can indicate 1 a limit to the ability of managers or 2 that a large number of investments allows for greater diversification of risk, directing investments to companies of high risk but with a high upside.

  10. Can a draft induce more human capital investment in the military?

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    Timothy Perri

    2013-01-01

    We consider the possibility a draft increases the likelihood individuals will invest in human capital in the military. This possibility exists because those drafted have less time to reap the return from human capital investment. A draft is more likely to increase human capital investment in the military the larger the civilian return to human capital investment, the shorter the additional time one must spend in the military if one invests while enlisted, and the larger the cost to an individ...

  11. Characteristics and drivers of venture capital investment activity in Romania

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    Mihaela DIACONU

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available The present paper aims at characterising the venture capital market and identifying factors affecting the venture capital investments activity in Romania in the period 2000-2010. With a view to assessing the intensity of manifestation of various factors on the supply and demand of venture capital we use an econometric model of macroeconomic variables already tested in the literature. We consider, however, that we bring contributions to the approach, by analysing the features of the venture capital market in Romania and impact factors, our work being, at the same time, support in assessing the types of decisions to be adopted by policymakers to the formation of an authentic market and stimulating innovation. Our results indicate that the total R&D intensity is the main determinant of the venture capitals invested in this period in the two phases (for early stages and expansion. A significant incidence, mainly on the supply side, also shows the annual long term real interest rate, while the market capitalisation, the effective marginal tax rate on corporate income, the annual inflation or unemployment rate do not impact on the venture capital. Our recommendations, in terms of formation and development of the venture capital market, look as a priority, strengthening the demand for resources, respectively encouraging of enterprises to innovate, creating of conditions for the supply to be manifested in the seed and start-up stages and the compatibilization of the need for resources with prudential rules by adapting regulations for institutional investors.

  12. Analysis and prediction of amount of investments into fixed capital

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    Elena Borisovna Oleynik

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available This paper analyzes the dynamics of macroeconomic indicators of Russia; its average indicators were analyzed, the absolute and relative indicators of the dynamics of investment into fixed assets during the period between 1999 and 2010 were calculated and analyzed. There was a trend to increase the level of depreciation of fixed assets, the necessity of large-scale investment at this stage; a prediction model of investments was proposed, a forecast of capital investments into the Russian Federation on the I-st quarter of 2011 was calculated, the structure of the sources of investments financing and structure of investments into fixed assets by economic activity was analyzed. Possible areas of investment activity in Russia were identified. The dynamics of the major socio-economic indicators in the Primorye territory for the same period of 1999-2010 was analyzed. Changes in the sectoral structure of investments were tracked, the dynamics of foreign investments into the economy of Primorsky territory for the reviewed period was analyzed, conducive factors to attract foreign investments into Primorye’s economy at present were identified.

  13. Remittances, liquidity constraints and human capital investments in Ecuador.

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    C. Calero (Carla); A.S. Bedi (Arjun Singh); R.A. Sparrow (Robert)

    2008-01-01

    textabstractOver the last decade Ecuador has experienced a strong increase in financial transfers from migrated workers. This paper investigates how remittances via trans-national networks affect human capital investments through relaxing resource constraints and facilitate households in consumption

  14. ROMANIAN DEMOGRAPHIC FACTORS AND THE INVESTMENTS ON CAPITAL MARKET

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    Petric Ioana Ancuta

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available The growing interest for investments in capital markets creates the need for studies focused on monitoring and analysing demographic environment in which the investors operate. Its analysis may represent a starting point for finding out opportunities and threats brought by environment for the evolution of Financial Investment Services Companies in Romania. Our paper starts from the assumption that the behaviour of the investor in financial services is influenced by the demographic factors. We focus on some of them, in a descriptive manner. Specifically, they are: monthly net average incomes, gender, age, employment rate and education level of the population. This study also presents a short case of a Financial Investment Services Company named Target Capital.

  15. Capital Investment by Independent and System-Affiliated Hospitals

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    Nathan W. Carroll PhD

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Capital expenditures are a critical part of hospitals’ efforts to maintain quality of patient care and financial stability. Over the past 20 years, finding capital to fund these expenditures has become increasingly challenging for hospitals, particularly independent hospitals. Independent hospitals struggling to find ways to fund necessary capital investment are often advised that their best strategy is to join a multi-hospital system. There is scant empirical evidence to support the idea that system membership improves independent hospitals’ ability to make capital expenditures. Using data from the American Hospital Association and Medicare Cost Reports, we use difference-in-difference methods to examine changes in capital expenditures for independent hospitals that joined multi-hospital systems between 1997 and 2008. We find that in the first 5 years after acquisition, capital expenditures increase by an average of almost $16 000 per bed annually, as compared with non-acquired hospitals. In later years, the difference in capital expenditure is smaller and not statistically significant. Our results do not suggest that increases in capital expenditures vary by asset age or the size of the acquiring system.

  16. The role of financial market performance in hospital capital investment.

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    Reiter, Kristin L; Song, Paula H

    2011-01-01

    Many not-for-profit hospitals hold large portfolios of financial investments, making them vulnerable to fluctuations in market performance. This article examines the association of bond and equity market performance with investment in property, plant, and equipment by 194 not-for-profit general hospitals in California over the period 1997 to 2006. The study combines retrospective panel data from the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development with year-end returns on the S&P 500 and ten-year US Treasury bonds. Using fixed-effects regression, we find a significant positive association between S&P 500 performance and hospitals' capital investment; investment is not correlated with ten-year Treasury bond performance. PMID:21528832

  17. THE INVESTMENT IN HUMAN CAPITAL – MORE THAN AN IDEA IN PRESENT AND FUTURE REALITIES

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    BUTA SIMONA

    2014-07-01

    In countries, there is a consensus, that parts of the level of government investment include also the need for investment in educational services, governments undoubtedly playing a central role in directing the formation and development of human capital. We need to invest in human capital, doubly so as that the investment in education is a profitable one, the rate of capitalization of the investment in education ranging from 5-30%, according to OECD statistics.

  18. Foreign Direct Investments and Human Capital Development in Subsaharan Africa

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    Luc NEMBOT NDEFFO

    2010-01-01

    The objective of the present study is to estimate the impact of foreign direct investments on human capital development in 32 Subsaharan African countries over the period 1980 – 2005. Human capital is captured by the percentage of children in full-time education in primary and secondary schools. Panel data regressions are used for the estimations. The results show a correlation not only between FDI and the percentage of children in full-time education in primary school but also between the FD...

  19. Foreign Equity Investment Restrictions, Capital Flight, and Shareholder Wealth Maximization

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    Stulz, René M.

    1995-01-01

    This paper provides a theory of foreign equity investment restrictions. We consider a model where the demand function for domestic shares differs between domestic and foreign investors because of dead-weight costs in holding domestic and foreign securities that depend on the country of residence of investors. We show that domestic entrepreneurs maximize firm value by discriminating between domestic and foreign investors. The model implies that countries benefiting from capital flight have bin...

  20. Venture Capital Investment in the Life Sciences in Switzerland.

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    Hosang, Markus

    2014-12-01

    Innovation is one of the main driving factors for continuous and healthy economic growth and welfare. Switzerland as a resource-poor country is particularly dependent on innovation, and the life sciences, which comprise biotechnologies, (bio)pharmaceuticals, medical technologies and diagnostics, are one of the key areas of innovative strength of Switzerland. Venture capital financing and venture capitalists (frequently called 'VCs') and investors in public equities have played and still play a pivotal role in financing the Swiss biotechnology industry. In the following some general features of venture capital investment in life sciences as well as some opportunities and challenges which venture capital investors in Switzerland are facing are highlighted. In addition certain means to counteract these challenges including the 'Zukunftsfonds Schweiz' are discussed. PMID:26508600

  1. Venture Capital Investment in the Life Sciences in Switzerland.

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    Hosang, Markus

    2014-12-01

    Innovation is one of the main driving factors for continuous and healthy economic growth and welfare. Switzerland as a resource-poor country is particularly dependent on innovation, and the life sciences, which comprise biotechnologies, (bio)pharmaceuticals, medical technologies and diagnostics, are one of the key areas of innovative strength of Switzerland. Venture capital financing and venture capitalists (frequently called 'VCs') and investors in public equities have played and still play a pivotal role in financing the Swiss biotechnology industry. In the following some general features of venture capital investment in life sciences as well as some opportunities and challenges which venture capital investors in Switzerland are facing are highlighted. In addition certain means to counteract these challenges including the 'Zukunftsfonds Schweiz' are discussed.

  2. Does social capital affect investment in human capital? Family ties and schooling decisions

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    Falco, Di Salvatore; Bulte, Erwin

    2015-01-01

    We analyse whether traditional sharing norms within kinship networks affect education decisions of poor black households in KwaZulu-Natal. Theory predicts that the size of the kinship network ambiguously impacts on the incentive to invest in human capital (due to opposing ‘empathy’ and ‘free-ride

  3. Does social capital affect investment in human capital? Family ties and schooling decisions

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    Di Falco, Salvatore; Bulte, E.H.

    2015-01-01

    We analyse whether traditional sharing norms within kinship networks affect education decisions of poor black households in KwaZulu-Natal. Theory predicts that the size of the kinship network ambiguously impacts on the incentive to invest in human capital (due to opposing ‘empathy’ and ‘free-rider’

  4. Incentives to invest in the human capital of temporary agency workers

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    Schmidt, Stephanie; Thommes, Kirsten

    2007-01-01

    Growing diffusion of temporary agency work, in conjunction with the growing importance of human capital management, leads to the question who invests in the human capital of temporary agency workers. Therefore, we investigate the parties' incentives to invest and review the small number of existing empirical works. We show that there are incentives for all parties to invest even in general human capital, using the human capital theory and the concept of psychological contracts. Clients' incen...

  5. Dynamic Investment Behavior Taking into Account Ageing of the Capital Good

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    Feichtinger, G.; Hartl, R.F.; Kort, P.M.; Veliov, V.

    2001-01-01

    In standard capital accumulation models all capital goods are equally productive and produce goods of the same quality.However, due to ageing, in reality it holds most of the time that newer capital goods are more productive. Implications of this feature for the firm's investment policies are invest

  6. The Power of Professional Capital: With an Investment in Collaboration, Teachers Become Nation Builders

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    Hargreaves, Andrew; Fullan, Michael

    2013-01-01

    This article explores the powerful idea of capital and articulates its importance for professional work, professional capacity, and professional effectiveness. Systems that invest in professional capital recognize that education spending is an investment in developing human capital from early childhood to adulthood, leading to rewards of economic…

  7. The Investment of Social Capital & Performance Derived from the Institutional Change

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    LiHuamin,; ZhaoBaohua; DavidKelly

    2004-01-01

    Investment in social capital refers to the payments--of time, energy and monetary cost—made by individuals in a bid to obtain social capital, and the sustained efforts they make for incessant identification of social relations with other people. The return on investment of social capital is seen in the following:

  8. Improvements in ecosystem services from investments in natural capital.

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    Ouyang, Zhiyun; Zheng, Hua; Xiao, Yi; Polasky, Stephen; Liu, Jianguo; Xu, Weihua; Wang, Qiao; Zhang, Lu; Xiao, Yang; Rao, Enming; Jiang, Ling; Lu, Fei; Wang, Xiaoke; Yang, Guangbin; Gong, Shihan; Wu, Bingfang; Zeng, Yuan; Yang, Wu; Daily, Gretchen C

    2016-06-17

    In response to ecosystem degradation from rapid economic development, China began investing heavily in protecting and restoring natural capital starting in 2000. We report on China's first national ecosystem assessment (2000-2010), designed to quantify and help manage change in ecosystem services, including food production, carbon sequestration, soil retention, sandstorm prevention, water retention, flood mitigation, and provision of habitat for biodiversity. Overall, ecosystem services improved from 2000 to 2010, apart from habitat provision. China's national conservation policies contributed significantly to the increases in those ecosystem services.

  9. Improvements in ecosystem services from investments in natural capital.

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    Ouyang, Zhiyun; Zheng, Hua; Xiao, Yi; Polasky, Stephen; Liu, Jianguo; Xu, Weihua; Wang, Qiao; Zhang, Lu; Xiao, Yang; Rao, Enming; Jiang, Ling; Lu, Fei; Wang, Xiaoke; Yang, Guangbin; Gong, Shihan; Wu, Bingfang; Zeng, Yuan; Yang, Wu; Daily, Gretchen C

    2016-06-17

    In response to ecosystem degradation from rapid economic development, China began investing heavily in protecting and restoring natural capital starting in 2000. We report on China's first national ecosystem assessment (2000-2010), designed to quantify and help manage change in ecosystem services, including food production, carbon sequestration, soil retention, sandstorm prevention, water retention, flood mitigation, and provision of habitat for biodiversity. Overall, ecosystem services improved from 2000 to 2010, apart from habitat provision. China's national conservation policies contributed significantly to the increases in those ecosystem services. PMID:27313045

  10. Panel discussion : signals for capital investment : systems for assessing performance

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    This session presented highlights of 5 panelists who discussed signals for capital investment in Ontario's newly opened electricity market. Four main issues were highlighted. The panelists emphasized that the industry does not want a market where the price is managed by anyone. They don't want government interference, which will undermine the market's integrity. In addition, the industry wants a market that reflects scarcity, as well as a transparent market, where all the necessary information is available to all players. It was noted that at the moment, green power is not the priority. Rather, emphasis should be placed on reliability, transmission planning, inter-regional coordination, and joint investments with neighbouring jurisdictions. figs

  11. Investment in Human Capital through Institutions of Higher Education for the Revival of Kenya's Economy

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    Wawire, Nelson W.; Nafukho, Fredrick M.

    2006-01-01

    Despite economic theory postulating that increases in investment in human capital and physical capital leads to increase in economic growth, in the Kenyan case, this has not been true. This paper empirically examines the contribution of human capital and physical capital to economic growth in Kenya. Measures to be undertaken by higher education…

  12. Foreign Direct Investments and Human Capital Development in Subsaharan Africa

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    Luc NEMBOT NDEFFO

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available The objective of the present study is to estimate the impact of foreign direct investments on human capital development in 32 Subsaharan African countries over the period 1980 – 2005. Human capital is captured by the percentage of children in full-time education in primary and secondary schools. Panel data regressions are used for the estimations. The results show a correlation not only between FDI and the percentage of children in full-time education in primary school but also between the FDI and the percentage of children in full-time education in secondary school. These results are not significant for that. This shows that FDI directed towards Sub-Saharan Africa still remain insufficient. That is why a lot of effort should be made in order to favour the attraction of FDI in this part of the continent. The other variables which have a positive and significant impact on the percentage of children in full-time education are: the domestic investment rate, public sector expenditures, life expectancy at birth and the growth rate of the gross domestic product per capita.

  13. Investment Capital Flows, Mexican Economics and Electronic Loan Exchange Project

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    Tomas Hes

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available Private capital flows to emerging markets continue at high levels, but concerns are growing about their sustainability. Direct equity investment slows down, as well as lending by bond investors and private creditors. The potentially global impact of a US economy slowdown, global financial imbalances and geopolitical tensions present motives for cautiousness. Situation in Mexico, the world’s ninth largest economy, seems favorable, but confirms written above. Mexico’s FDI rises, but slow down is expected: and with more than 40% of the population living below official poverty line, the inequality continues rampant. Fortunately, there are innovations unseen ever before promising ways how to tackle the lack of investment. Electronic Loan Exchange Network, ELEN Project in development between group of Czech elite bankers, IT specialists and FIPS, prime Mexican microfinance institution. Goal of this ambitious endeavor is to enable tens of millions of small European and US investors to lend for attractive interest rate to poor micro-borrowers in marginalized regions on a massive scale, thus creating an alternative for savings accounts and stock market investments.

  14. 26 CFR 1.857-2 - Real estate investment trust taxable income and net capital gain.

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    ... 26 Internal Revenue 9 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Real estate investment trust taxable income and... TREASURY (CONTINUED) INCOME TAX (CONTINUED) INCOME TAXES Real Estate Investment Trusts § 1.857-2 Real estate investment trust taxable income and net capital gain. (a) Real estate investment trust...

  15. Predicting the volume of investments into capital assets in the industry of Kyrgyz Republic

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    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Objective to define the demand and predict the required volume of investments into capital assets of industrial sector of economy in Kyrgyz Republic. Results the article analyzes the dynamics of renewing the capital assets in the industrial sector of economy in Kyrgyzstan in the recent decade. Basing on the analysis of dynamics and actual condition of capital assets the author predicts the volume of investments into the capital assets taking into account the hypothesis on preserving the existing trends of renewing the capital assets.nbsp The influence is revealed of the level of deterioration of capital assets on the amount of investments expressed as the ratio of investment volume to the production volume. It is defined that reaching the predicted volumes of investment will keep the deterioration level at not more than 43. Scientific novelty for the first time the article predicts the investment volume basing on the balance model and extrapolation of mean values of renewal and retirement of capital assets in the recent decade 20032012 reveals the dependence of the deterioration level and capital assets investment norm. Practical value the main conclusions of the article can be used in scientific and educational activity in practical calculations and planning capital investments. nbsp

  16. Equilibrium points for Optimal Investment with Vintage Capital

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    2007-01-01

    The paper concerns the study of equilibrium points, namely the stationary solutions to the closed loop equation, of an infinite dimensional and infinite horizon boundary control problem for linear partial differential equations. Sufficient conditions for existence of equilibrium points in the general case are given and later applied to the economic problem of optimal investment with vintage capital. Explicit computation of equilibria for the economic problem in some relevant examples is also provided. Indeed the challenging issue here is showing that a theoretical machinery, such as optimal control in infinite dimension, may be effectively used to compute solutions explicitly and easily, and that the same computation may be straightforwardly repeated in examples yielding the same abstract structure. No stability result is instead provided: the work here contained has to be considered as a first step in the direction of studying the behavior of optimal controls and trajectories in the long run.

  17. INVESTMENTS IN BONDS ON ROMANIA’S CAPITAL MARKET

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    ILIE RĂSCOLEAN

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Capital market, both the primary and secondary record financial transactions not only through property titles, but also issues debt securities, designed to attract monetary funds in the form of loans or medium term. Bonds are securities, consisting of a long-term debt on a company giving the holder of Bonds (Bondholders claim equal rights, corresponding nominal value of the bond. Bonds can be bought either in the public offering period, from banks or corporations Brokerage Financial Services Distributors, or from the stock through a brokerage firm by a procedure similar to that for action. Investing in bonds also entails risks, among which include the risk of default, interest rate risks and currency risks.

  18. 12 CFR 956.4 - Risk-based capital requirement for investments.

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    ... 12 Banks and Banking 7 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Risk-based capital requirement for investments. 956.4 Section 956.4 Banks and Banking FEDERAL HOUSING FINANCE BOARD FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK ASSETS AND OFF-BALANCE SHEET ITEMS FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK INVESTMENTS § 956.4 Risk-based capital requirement...

  19. THE ROLE OF THE BANKING SYSTEM OF UKRAINE IN FUNDING OF CAPITAL INVESTMENTS INTO NATIONAL ECONOMY

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    Full Text Available The paper studies the capital structure of domestic enterprises by sources, forms and terms of financing. The structure of capital investments financing in the economy of Ukraine are analysed. The role of banking lending in financing of current and investment activity of domestic enterprises are anatomized. The key tools to foster bank lending to stimulate the national economy are developed.

  20. Business groups, foreign direct investment, and capital goods trade: The import behavior of Japanese affiliates

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    Belderbos, R.A.; Wakasugi, R.; Zou, J.

    2010-01-01

    We examine the impact of buyer-supplier relationships within business group on capital goods trade in the context of foreign direct investment by buyer firms and capital goods producers. A simple model in which cost-reducing relationship specific investments are underlying business group ties suggests that 1) foreign affiliates of business group firms have a greater propensity to import capital goods from the home country, increasing Japanese exports 2) if the establishment of overseas affili...

  1. Education as an Investment in Turkey’s Human Capital: A Work in Progress

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    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available As a nation, Turkey sees education as an essential component in building its economy to world class levels. Yet school equity and teacher quality issues are preventing Turkey from fully developing its human capital. Authors discuss the concept of education as an investment in human capital, Turkey’s human capital challenges, equity practices which undermine the widespread development of Turkey’s human capital, how improving teacher quality could help remedy the situation, and recommendations to strengthen Turkey’s education as an investment in human capital.

  2. Power plant capital investment cost estimates: current trends and sensitivity to economic parameters

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    This report describes power plant capital investment cost studies that were carried out as part of the activities of the Plans and Analysis Division, Office of Nuclear Energy Programs, US Department of Energy. The activities include investment cost studies prepared by an architect-engineer, including trends, effects of environmental and safety requirements, and construction schedules. A computer code used to prepare capital investment cost estimates under varying economic conditions is described, and application of this code is demonstrated by sensitivity studies

  3. Investing in human and natural capital. An alternative paradigm for sustainable development in Awassa, Ethiopia

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    Ethiopia remains underdeveloped due to limitations in natural, human, social and built capital. A 2006 scientific atelier conducted in the city of Awassa, Ethiopia investigated investments in human and natural capital as a sustainable development strategy. Local stakeholders identified firewood shortages, degradation of croplands, rising lake levels encroaching on croplands and poor water quality as major impediments to development. They further identified ecological degradation as a key component of these problems, and they acknowledged multiple vicious cycles compounding the environmental and economic threats to the Awassa community. Proposed solutions included investment in natural capital in the form of reforestation activities, investment in human capital in the form of promoting more efficient wood stoves along with increasing public awareness of environmental threats, and investments in social capital in the form of inter-institutional coordination to address environmental problems. All recommended investments rely primarily on national resources, in distinct contrast to the extensive imports required for most built capital investments. Unfortunately, Awassa lacks the surplus necessary for major capital investments of any kind. The atelier therefore helped local participants identify potential funders and write grant proposals for various projects, though none have been funded so far. Reversing the ecological degradation on the scale necessary for sustained economic development in Ethiopia however will require a steady flow of substantial investments, and cannot rely solely on the short term generosity of funders. International payments for carbon sequestration and other ecosystem services could help provide the necessary resources. (author)

  4. Bilevel Programming Model of Private Capital Investment in Urban Public Transportation: Case Study of Jinan City

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    Yunqiang Xue

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Increasing public transportation subsidies have created fiscal pressures for governments. To ease this financial pressure, Chinese government strongly encourages private capital investment in public transportation. However, previous private capital investments in public transportation operations have largely failed, mainly due to low ticket fares that cannot support sustainable operations. To address this issue, several previous research projects have developed methods to facilitate private capital investment. The majority of the research focuses on qualitative analysis and value for money analysis. Our research proposed a new method of private capital investment in public transportation operations based on the concept of “passenger value.” The feasibility of the proposed method of private investment was analyzed quantitatively by constructing a bilevel programming model. The model was verified based on a sample analysis of Jinan city traffic. Results showed that effective private capital investment increases the total societal benefit from the public transportation system and additionally that the investment method considering “passenger value” is superior to the traditional one. A quantitative tool was provided by the model to evaluate private capital investment effects, design investment policies, and develop further research.

  5. FUNDS INVESTMENT STRATEGIES ON CAPITAL MARKETS FROM EASTERN EUROPE

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    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this paper is the understanding of how to establish investment strategies of investment funds depending on the area, sector of investment, and time horizon, and the management involvement in investment decisions making. There have been considered funds from Trustnet, investing in Eastern Europe. For each investment fund, the sector and also a set of indicators to measure performance and risks have been analyzed: dynamics, beta, alpha, Sharpe ratio, info ratio and R-Squared.

  6. Human Capital Investment and the Value of Risky R&D Projects

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    Dockner, Engelbert; Siyahhan, Baran

    be observed during the R&D phase of the project. The exogenous value of the patent determines the firm’s decisions to invest in human capital, to abandon the project if necessary, and to invest in marketing the new product. We study the corresponding optimal stopping times, determine their value and risk...... is driven by fixed labor costs that occur until the breakthrough is made, the call option to invest in human capital and market the product, and the put option to abandon the project. These options together with labor costs’ based operating leverage determine the risk dynamics. Firm risk is inverse U...... consequences, and derive optimal investment in the stock of human capital. While optimal investment in human capital is very sensitive to its productivity do increase the probability of a breakthrough it is insensitive to changes in the volatility of the present value of the patent. The value of the firm...

  7. Human Capital Investment and the Completion of Risky R&D Projects

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    Siyahhan, Baran; Engelbert, Dockner

    2010-01-01

    but can be observed during the R&D phase of the project. The exogenous value of the patent determines the firm’s decisions to invest in human capital, to abandon the project if nec- essary, and to invest in marketing the new product. We study the corresponding optimal stopping times, determine their value...... of the firm is driven by fixed labor costs that occur until the breakthrough is made, the call option to invest in human capital and market the product, and the put option to abandon the project. These options together with labor costs’ based operating leverage determine the risk dynamics. Risk varies non...... and risk consequences, and derive optimal investment in the stock of human capital. While optimal investment in human capital is very sensitive to its productivity do increase the probability of a breakthrough it is insensitive to changes in the volatility of the present value of the patent. The value...

  8. Designing a Forex Trading and Equity Investment Strategy for the New-State Capital Hedge Fund

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    Malik, Rizvan

    2008-01-01

    Construct the investment strategy for the New-State Capital Hedge Fund. Identify profit making opportunities in Foreign Exchange (Forex) & Equities using both conventional and non-conventional indicators. The author is to articulate and document his current knowledge in the chosen area in order to stimuate ideas in creating potential investment strategies. Justify knowledge with actual results in a genuine live investment. Critique and evluate the effectiveness of the proposed investment ...

  9. Investment behavior of U.S. firms over heterogeneous capital goods: a snapshot

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    Wilson, Daniel J.

    2004-01-01

    The 1998 Annual Capital Expenditure Survey (ACES) provides information on disaggregate investment across a wide range of detailed asset types for a representative sample of roughly 30,000 firms. These rich data on disaggregate investment provides us with a point-in-time snapshot of investment composition choices at the firm level. This short paper uses this data to establish a number of stylized facts about disaggregate investment behavior, with a special focus on information technology.

  10. The Risk-Return Trade-Off in Human Capital Investment

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    Christiansen, Charlotte; Joensen, Juanna Schrøter; Nielsen, Helena Skyt

    In this paper we analyze investments in human capital assets in a way which is standard for financial assets, but not (yet) for human capital assets. We study mean-variance plots of human capital assets. We compare the properties of human capital returns using a performance measure and by sing...... tests for mean-variance spanning. A risk-return trade-off is revealed, hich is not only related to the length of education but also to the type of education. We identify a range of educations that are efficient in terms of investment goods, and a range of educations that are inefficient, and may...

  11. Capital Mobility: An application of Saving-Investment Link for Tunisia

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    Jauhari Dahalan

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The paper examines the degree of capital mobility in Tunisia for 1970 to 2009 period, using Feldstein and Horioka (1980 method of savings and investment comovement. We apply ARDL bound test to assess comovement between savings and investment; and to compute the savings retention ratio with FMOLS and DOLS as complements. The results reveal low capital mobility, in contrary to Maminingi (1997 who note perfect capital immobility in Tunisia. Hence, efforts should be made by authorities in Tunisia to evolve policies that will mobilize international capital into Tunisia

  12. The Q theory of investment, the capital asset pricing model,and asset valuation: a synthesis

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    MCDONALDJohnF.

    2004-01-01

    The paper combines Tobin's Q theory of real investment with the capital asset pricing model to produce a new and relatively simple procedure for the valuation of real assets using the income approach. Applications of the new method are provided.

  13. Venture capital and private equity investment strategies in selected European countries

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    Krzysztof Dziekoński

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Private equity and venture capital (PE/VC funding is the provision of equity capital by financial investors to non-quoted companies with high growth potential. It has a particular emphasis on entrepreneurial activities rather than on mature businesses. PE/VC investors differ on several dimensions including: investment targets, screening evaluation methods, governance mechanisms, and objectives. The paper is a conti nuati on of the discussion that concerns investment strategies of PE/VC funds. While studying the PE/VC market it is important to analyze the origin and structure of capital. The authors assumed that different types of investors have different investment strategies. Our research is an attempt to answer the following research question: whether the investor type, on the European PE/VC market, has an impact on the selection of industries. The paper presents results of statistical analysis of venture capital and private equity funds investment strategies in selected countries.

  14. Depreciation cost for the capital investment of a pyroprocess facility

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    Kim, S. K.; Lee, S. H.; Ko, W. I. [Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of)

    2015-10-15

    The pyroprocess produces U/TRU metal ingots using four important processes, pretreatment, electrochemical reduction, electrorefining and electrowinning, in order to recycle spent fuel. KAPF+'s capacity is shown the cost that is injected into the KAPF+. The pyroprocess unit cost is data that are essential for inputting to calculate the pyroprocess-Sodiumcooled Fast Reactor (SFR) nuclear fuel cycle cost. Moreover, since the pyroprocess facility's depreciation cost is included in the manufacturing indirect cost of the pyroprocess cost, it can become an important element for judging the pyroprocess' economic viability. Since the pyroprocess unit cost calculates the sum of the costs that are incurred each year by dividing with the total amount of U/TRU ingot produced, the pyroprocess unit cost uncertainty increases as well when the uncertainty of the costs incurred by each year increases. KAPF+, which is a commercialization facility, was set as the cost object, and the existing methods (straightline method and fixed percentage of declining-balance method) used today and the depreciation cost of the ADDM were subjected to a comparative analysis. The results are as follows. First, in case of the straight-line method that calculated the durable period as 40 years, and in case of ADDM that factored in a 5% deceleration rate, the difference in the depreciation costs of $65.26/kgHM and $119.05/kgHM resulted during the first and last years, respectively. Accordingly, it was analyzed that there is a significant difference in terms of the cost of the capital investment every year depending on the depreciation method. Secondly, since the depreciation cost is a component of the manufacturing indirect cost, it is necessary to maintain a trend that is similar to that of the direct labor cost in addition to the direct material cost.

  15. Empirical Study on the Relationship between Farmers’ Human Capital Investment and Rural Poverty

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    2010-01-01

    Literatures about the relationship between human capital investment and rural poverty are reviewed.According to the time-series data from 1990 to 2007,VAR model and variance decomposition research are used to study the relationship between household human capital investment and rural poverty.Result shows that there is long-run equilibrium relationship between household human capital investment and rural poverty.Educational investment and health investment have significant impacts on the alleviation of rural poverty;while migration investment does not have significant impact on the alleviation of rural poverty.Among the factors causing poverty fluctuations,educational investment has greater impacts on poverty fluctuations than health investment in the short run,but health investment has greater impacts on poverty fluctuations than educational investment in the long run.Based on this,related countermeasures are put forward,such as further increasing the investment in education and health,implementing the compulsory education and social security system,consolidating the rural cooperative medical care,improving the retirement pension system in rural areas,and perfecting the training and technical extension system for rural population under the poverty line.

  16. Capitalism With Capital: A Suggested Remedy to the Absence of Investment Decision-making in Basic Microeconomics Teaching

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    Miller, Richard A.

    2006-01-01

    “[U]nder competition, the rate of return on investment tends toward equality in all industries.” Introductory and intermediate microeconomics textbooks are sketchy in explaining how capital is allocated by financial markets. Capital budgeting techniques, primarily net present value, deserve a more prominent role. This article suggests ways in which financial economics can be integrated into undergraduate courses to illuminate entry into (and exit from) industries in response to profit opportu...

  17. Capitalism With Capital: A Suggested Remedy for the Absence of Investment Decision Making in Basic Microeconomics Teaching

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    Miller, Richard A.

    2007-01-01

    '[U]nder competition, the rate of return on investment tends toward equality in all industries.' Introductory and intermediate microeconomics textbooks are sketchy in explaining how capital is allocated by financial markets. Capital budgeting techniques, primarily net present value, deserve a more prominent role. This article suggests ways in which financial economics can be integrated into undergraduate courses to illuminate entry into (and exit from) industries in response to profit opportu...

  18. The Importance of Trust for Investment : Evidence from Venture Capital (Replaced by DP 2010-49)

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    Bottazzi, L.; Da Rin, M.; Hellmann, T.

    2009-01-01

    We examine the effect of trust on financial investment and contracting decisions in a micro-economic environment where trust is exogenous. Using hand-collected data on European venture capital, we show that the Eurobarometer measure of trust among nations significantly affects investment decisions.

  19. The Importance of Trust for Investment : Evidence From Venture Capital (Revision of DP 2009-43)

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    Bottazzi, L.; Da Rin, M.; Hellmann, T.

    2010-01-01

    We examine the effect of trust on financial investment and contracting decisions in a micro-economic environment where trust is exogenous. Using hand-collected data on European venture capital, we show that the Eurobarometer measure of trust among nations significantly affects investment decisions.

  20. A Capital Budgeting Worksheet for Solar Power plant investment in ECOWAS region

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    Himanka, Henna

    2014-01-01

    This thesis concentrates on providing information about possible investments in a solar power plant in the Economic Community Of West African States region through a capital budgeting worksheet created for the case company called the Center for Renewable Energy Entreprenurship and Innovation. Through the worksheet the case company receives valuable information of the expected income and predicted cash flows of the investment as well as crucial calculations related to the investment. Calculati...

  1. Capital Asset Pricing Model in building investment portfolio

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    Do, Trung

    2014-01-01

    Investing is one of the most interesting subjects for businesses and individuals. In investment finance, stock is a financial instrument that has been giving investors the highest return in comparison with others. However, it is also considered as the riskiest asset in investment. Therefore, investors need to fully understand the characteristics of stocks as well as approaches to trading. The author was inspired from one of the greatest investors Warren Buffett, and this study was made i...

  2. INVESTMENT IN HUMAN CAPITAL – PREREQUISITE FOR THE GROWTH OF THE ORGANIZATIONAL PERFORMANCE

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    BÎRCĂ ALIC

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper is devoted to investment in human capital as an essential element for ensuring organizational performance. Human capital investments may be direct, more focused on professional training, as well as indirect, more oriented towards the health of employees and the purchase of equipment for their development. In Moldovan organizations investments in human capital are more oriented towards training and professional development of employees. At the same time, in the recruitment and selection of candidates’ process, organizations are trying to attract people that have a high level of professional knowledge and skills, which contribute to increasing the value of their human capital. In order to assess the involvement level of the organizations from Republic of Moldova in terms of human capital development investment, a sociological research that included 152 organizations was conducted. The result of investigations have shown us that human capital value into an organization depends, in the first instance, on the selection tools and techniques that allow election of candidates with an intellectual and professional potential at higher level. Human capital value within organizations increases provided that their staff participates in various professional training programs.

  3. Investing in Schools: Capital Spending, Facility Conditions, and Student Achievement

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    Martorell, Paco; Stange, Kevin; McFarlin, Isaac, Jr.

    2016-01-01

    Public investments in repairs, modernization, and construction of schools cost billions. However, little is known about the nature of school facility investments, whether it actually changes the physical condition of public schools, and the subsequent causal impacts on student achievement. We study the achievement effects of nearly 1,400 capital…

  4. Investments in social capital--implications of social interactions for the production of health.

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    Bolin, Kristian; Lindgren, Björn; Lindström, Martin; Nystedt, Paul

    2003-06-01

    This paper develops a theoretical model of the family as producer of health- and social capital. There are both direct and indirect returns on the production and accumulation of health- and social capital. Direct returns (the consumption motives) result since health and social capital both enhance individual welfare per se. Indirect returns (the investment motives) result since health capital increases the amount of productive time, and social capital improves the efficiency of the production technology used for producing health capital. The main prediction of the theoretical model is that the amount of social capital is positively related to the level of health; individuals with high levels of social capital are healthier than individuals with lower levels of social capital, ceteris paribus. An empirical model is estimated, using a set of individual panel data from three different time periods in Sweden. We find that social capital is positively related to the level of health capital, which supports the theoretical model. Further, we find that the level of social capital (1) declines with age, (2) is lower for those married or cohabiting, and (3) is lower for men than for women. PMID:12742602

  5. Do Firms Announcing Cash Refund Capital Reductions have Investment Value?

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    Su-Yin Cheng

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available Cash refund capital reduction is a unique financial tool used by listed firms in Taiwan. This study investigates announcements of cash refund capital reductions to explore two topics. First, we examine the short-term, mid-term, and long-term buy-and-hold excess returns after the announcement. The results indicate that no excess returns are seen in the short and midterm,whereas long-term excess returns are positive and statistically significant. Second, we investigate the critical determinants of long-term excess return. The findings suggest that if a firm announces a cash refund capital reduction becomes more attractive to investors, the firm shall accompany with reduced firm size, reduced capital expenditure ratio, and improved return on equity (ROE and an increased debt ratio.

  6. The role of formal capital budgeting analysis in corporate investment decision-making: a literature review

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    Cooremans, Catherine (HEC Univ. of Geneva, Geneva (Switzerland))

    2009-07-01

    According to mainstream energy economics, energy-efficiency investment decisions made by businesses are strictly based on capital budgeting analysis. As a result, these investments are not decided upon because they are profitable only in appearance, since several hidden and transaction costs, as well as a high level of risk, lower their profitability below a firm's cost of capital. It is curious that the energy-economics literature hasn't explored important questions discussed for several years by some finance research: do financial factors and capital budgeting tools really determine investment decisions? Does the investment type influence the decision-making process and the final decision? Different streams of literature organizational finance, strategic decision-making, technology investment analysis have discussed these questions to improve our understanding of how capital budgeting systems work and have evolved. Several empirical studies have investigated the role of formal appraisal tools on capital investment decision-making. Their findings converge on the following conclusions: conventional financial analysis tools are widely used, and yet their real role is often secondary in investment decisions; sometimes they are simply used as a communication tool; the strategic character of investments has a heavier decisional weight. However, practices diverge with national cultures. The goal of this paper is to review this literature, in order to escape the fruitless debate on energy-efficiency investments profitability as well as to highlight new ways to consider and, more importantly, to influence - decisions made in this regard. Ultimately, a better knowledge of corporate investment decision-making will enable the design of more effective public policies to promote corporate energy-efficiency investments, since the partial influence of financial factors and the importance of strategic factors in investment decisions entail several practical conclusions

  7. Human capital investment and growth: A dynamic education model

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    Ben Mimoun, Mohamed; raies, asma

    2008-01-01

    The paper aims to explicitly determine the distribution of human capital across hierarchic educational stages along the transition process, and to analyse the determinants of its evolution. We apply optimal control principles in a model of endogenous growth with two successive stages of education. We show that with initial relative scarcity of advanced human capital, the duration of studies at the advanced level should increase until reaching its equilibrium level. We also find that, by raisi...

  8. Natural Capital Restoration and Corporate Philanthropy: Charity or Investment?

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    Zorzi, Enrico; Radja, Katia; Schembri, Patrick

    2008-01-01

    Conference Paper The importance of natural capital restoration is growing in recent academic articles. Many of them deal with the chronological development of corporate philanthropy in opposition to international charity's fund. This paper contributes to the developing stream of research that focuses on the relationship between natural capital restoration and corporate philanthropy in developing countries. Contributions from the social issues in management field have argued that social res...

  9. Determinants of Cross-border Venture Capital Investments in Emerging and Developed Economies

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    Hain, Daniel; Johan, Sofia A.; Wang, Daojuan

    2016-01-01

    Frequent and open interaction between venture capitalists (VCs) and entrepreneurs is necessary for venture capital investments to occur. Increasingly, these investments are made across jurisdictions. The vast majority of these cross-border investments are carried out in a syndicate of two or more...... examine worldwide venture capital investment flows from 2000–2012 and consider the effects of geographical, cultural, and institutional proximity as well as institutional and relational trust. We find trust to mitigate the negative effects of geographical and cultural distance, where institutional trust...... VCs, indicating the effects of intra-industry networks needing further analysis. Using China as a model, we provide a novel multidimensional framework to explain cross-border investments in innovative ventures across developed and emerging economies. By analyzing a unique international dataset, we...

  10. Mortality Risk and Human Capital Investment: The Impact of HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa

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    Jane G Fortson

    2011-01-01

    Over the past several decades, the HIV/AIDS epidemic has dramatically altered patterns of morbidity and mortality in sub-Saharan Africa, with potential consequences for human capital investment and economic growth. Using data from Demographic and Health Surveys for fifteen countries in sub-Saharan Africa, I estimate the relationship between regional HIV prevalence and the change in individual human capital investment over time. Consistent with a simple model of human capital investment incorp...

  11. Study on Venture Capital Investment Risk Avoiding Base on Option Pricing in Agricultural Production and Processing Enterprises

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    Zhang, Xubo

    This paper uses the approaches and models of option theory to analyze two-stage venture capital investment in agricultural production and processing enterprises decision-making under uncertainty. Mathematics expressions of this two-stage venture capital investment decision-making are presented. An option value model about two-stage venture capital investment decision-making base on options pricing theory under the uncertainty is presented. Get the solution of option pricing model which we present.

  12. Institutions and corporate investment: Evidence from investment-implied return on capital in China

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    Liu, Q.; Siu, A

    2011-01-01

    We assess the impact of institutions on Chinese firms' corporate investment in an investment Euler equation framework. We allow the variables measuring institutions to affect the rate at which firm managers discount future investment payoffs. Applying generalized method of moments estimators to large samples of Chinese firms, we estimate the stochastic discount rates derived from actual investment and examine how they vary across institutional variables. We document robust evidence that owner...

  13. ANALYSIS OF CAPITAL FLOW WITH GIS -- Two Approaches for Regional Investment in China

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    2003-01-01

    GIS technology has been mostly concerned with handling physical data and modeling physical environment. However, the requirements of GIS for handling socio-economic information in many cases are different from those concerning phenomena in the physical environment. Analysis of capital flow among regions requires the transitions both from economic values to physical landscape and from physical surface to economic explanation. Rapid growth of Chinese economy comes mainly from investment. There are two main ways for obtaining high growth of investment. One is government expenditure which usually invests in regional facility and amenity block, which is regarded as stimulus for attracting investment. The other is the creation of investing center and corresponding capital source areas, both of which need the central city with the highest growth rate of investment among regions. This paper presents the cluster areas of both government revenue and total investment, the potential situation of capital flow between central city Shanghai and its neighbor provinces by using " Classification" and " Interpolation" functions of ArcView GIS.

  14. Determinants of Working Capital Investment: A Study of Malaysian Public Listed Firms

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    Shaista Wasiuzzaman

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available The paper examines the determinants of the level of investment in net operating working capital by firms in Malaysia. Data from 192 companies spanning a period of 8 years (2000- 2007 are analysed using the OLS regression technique for this purpose. The study finds that in times of economic expansion, younger and smaller firms with less tangible assets, low leverage, high immediate sales growth, high operating cash flows, less volatile revenues and low levels of asymmetric information are likely to have the highest investments inoperating working capital. Board characteristics, namely size and the independence of the board, are not found to have any significant influence on the working capital investment of firms.

  15. THE ROLE OF THE COMMERCIAL BANKS' CAPITAL IN REALIZATION OF INVESTMENT POTENTIAL OF BANKING SYSTEM OF UKRAINE

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    I. Lyutiy

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available The article studies modern trends in investment corporate lending in Ukraine and the ultimate role of banking system in context of capital investments funding in Ukraine. The impact of structure and dynamics of commercial banks’ financial resources on realization of investment potential of Ukrainian banking system is analyzed. The role of banks’ capital adequacy as a precondition for expansion of investment corporate lending is determined.

  16. Human capitalinvesting in man (intangible development factors)

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    Tadeusz Ziejewski

    2011-01-01

    The main issue considered in the paper is a man, and his place and role in the work environment in the knowledge driven development. The author emphasises the significance of the human factor and analyses related terms against the background of the contemporary social economics. The human capital as a development factor is a modern strategy for achieving competitive advantages on the market.

  17. Dynamic risk management: investment, capital structure, and hedging in the presence of financial frictions

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    Amaya, Diego; Gauthier, Geneviève; Léautier, Thomas-Olivier

    2012-01-01

    This paper develops a dynamic risk management model to determine a firm's optimal risk management strategy. The risk management strategy has two elements: first, until leverage is very high, the firm fully hedges its operating cash how exposure, due to the convexity in its cost of capital. When leverage exceeds a very high threshold, the firm gambles for resurrection and stops hedging. Second, the firm manages its capital structure through dividend distributions and investment. When leverage ...

  18. The Lure of Chinese State Capitalism in Latin America: Influence, Investments and Imports

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    Narins, Thomas Peter

    2015-01-01

    This work proposes and explains a political-economic concept, defined here as the neoliberal-dirigiste continuum, which offers an explanation of the manner in which Chinese capital and Chinese State Capitalism have been invested and received in different ways across the distinct geographies and countries in Latin America over the last three decades. While bilateral trade is one measure used to gauge the attractiveness of the Chinese state capitalist model in targeted Latin American economies...

  19. The Impact of Public Capital Investments on the Revenue Growth of Medium Enterprise in Indonesia

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    Tirtosuharto, Darius

    2012-01-01

    Public capital investment represents the role of state and local governments in supporting greater capacity of private enterprises to gain success in a market economy measured by revenue growth. Medium enterprises are considered as the catalysts for economic growth and competitiveness particularly in developing countries due to efficiency and flexibility in an adverse economic environment. Using aggregate data of 30 states (provinces) in Indonesia from 1997-2002, the impact of public capital ...

  20. Empirical Analysis of Hungarian Firms According to Venture Capital Investment Criteria

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    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Over the past decade the venture capital industry has become more and more prominent, not just on a global level, but in Hungary, too. Thanks to the JEREMIE Program a large number of new venture capital firms are located in our country, and therefore an investment wave has started. The aim of the paper is to sort micro- and small sized enterprises in terms of how appropriate is a venture capital financing. The main topic of the paper relates to the selection of firms for venture capital investment; therefore, in the first part of the study we briefly summarize a general venture capital investment process, highlighting both the selection process and the criteria used for selection. Then we propose 3 indexes (trustworthiness index, openness index, investment index, which we have created to help venture capitalists to decide whether the targeted enterprises are appropriate for them, or not. In the main part of the paper we provide a classification of micro- and small sized Hungarian firms based on my own survey, and we analyze what kind of relationship exists between the proposed indexes and the type of the classified firms. The result of the classification is that we identify four main firm types and, based on statistical tests, it can be said that there is no significant relationship between the trustworthiness index and the clusters, but that there are between the two other indexes and the clusters.

  1. The impact of outsourcing on investments in firm-specific human capital under varying contract regimes

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    Bråd Nielsen, Lars

    Investments in fi.rm-speci.c human capital have come to play a central role in the value creation for most companies and organisations as job tasks have become ever more complex and demanding to carry out. Today successful performance of essential job tasks often necessitates highly specialised...... by creating explicit career concerns for the individual employee. Results are provided under long-term as well as short-term contracting regimes. In particular, the paper has relevance for companies operating under short-term contracting where investments in fi.rm-speci.c human capital might be profi...

  2. CAPITAL BUDGETING PRACTICES IN VIETNAM: A SURVEY OF CONSTRUCTION INVESTMENT FIRMS

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    Tran Tung, Linh

    2009-01-01

    The main intention of this research is to investigate how the Vietnamese firms evaluate the construction investment projects. The research is conducted by qualitative method by sending questionnaires to Vietnamese firms who specialize in construction investment field. Several questions are raised in the questionnaires which are categorized into four parts: evaluation techniques, risk analysis, discount rate and free cash flow forecasting. The distinction between Vietnamese capital budgeting w...

  3. Leveraging Grey Literature - Capitalizing on Value and the Return on Investment: A Cumulative Case Study

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    Farace, Dominic; Frantzen, Jerry; Biagioni, Stefania; Carlesi, Carlo; Stock, Christiane

    2015-01-01

    Sustained improvements and enhancements in the production and access to grey literature are required. Leveraging grey literature not only seeks to capitalize on its value for science and the public good, but also anticipates a return on investments in some measure. In an attempt to assess GreyNet's return on investment in grey literature, this study will identify and review efforts made to leverage its own information products and services, since its relaunch in 2003. The method of approach i...

  4. An Analysis on the Disparity of the Private Investment in Human Capital between Urban and Rural Residents in Guangxi

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    2011-01-01

    The constant growth of human capital is the essential force of Economic growth. The deep research on private investment in urban and rural human capital in Guangxi is necessary for developing economy and narrowing urban-rural gap. Through the analysis on the historic statistics, it is found that there were disparities total quantity and investment structure of private investment in human capital of urban and rural residents. By using the ELES model, the marginal investment trend, investment demand, elastic income, own-price elasticity and mutual-price elasticity of private investment in human capital of urban and rural residents are analyzed. It is pointed out that income is the key factor that affects the private investment in human capital of urban and rural residents. In Guangxi, the private investment and marginal investment in human capital of urban and township residents are higher than that of rural residents;the own-price elasticity and mutual price elasticity of rural residents’ private investment in human capital are all higher than that of urban residents’.

  5. Human capitalinvesting in man (intangible development factors

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    Tadeusz Ziejewski

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available The main issue considered in the paper is a man, and his place and role in the work environment in the knowledge driven development. The author emphasises the significance of the human factor and analyses related terms against the background of the contemporary social economics. The human capital as a development factor is a modern strategy for achieving competitive advantages on the market.

  6. GROWTH AND VENTURE CAPITAL INVESTMENT IN TECHNOLOGY-BASED SMALL FIRMS THE CASE OF HUNGARY

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    Becsky Nagy Patricia

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Venture capital backed enterprises represent a low proportion of companies, even of innovative ones. The research question was, whether these companies have an important role in innovation and economic growth in Hungary compared to other countries. In the first part of the article I present the theoretical background of technology-based small firms, highlighting the most important models and theories of the economic impact and the special development of innovative technology-oriented small firms. In the second part of the article I present the status of the most important indicators of innovation in connection with entrepreneurship, than I elaborate on the measures of start-ups, mainly the high-tech ones with high-growth potential. I describe the current position of venture capital industry, detailing the venture capital investments, with particular emphasis on classical venture capital investments that points out the number and the amount of venture capital investments financing early stage firms with high-growth potential. At the end I summarize the status of Hungarian technology-based small firms and their possibilities to get financial sources form venture capital investors, with regards to the status and the prospects of the JEREMIE program. In Hungary the number of internationally competitive firms, ready and willing to obtain venture capital, is much lower than in the US or Western European countries. Hungary could take advantage of its competitive edges in some special fields of innovation. The efficiency of information flow would reduce the information gap between the demand and the supply side of the venture capital market and more Hungarian firms could be internationally successful through venture capital financing. The recent years’ policy and special programs like JEREMIE generated more transactions, that helped to inform the entrepreneurs about venture capital and helped to co-invest public resources with private equity more

  7. Charter school tax credit: Investing in human capital

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    Ian Galloway

    2010-01-01

    This working paper considers how two existing policy tools--investment tax credits and charter schools--could be combined to raise operating funds for charter schools that successfully close the poverty-related academic achievement gap. Some charter schools have succeeded in dramatically improving low-income student performance (those run by KIPP, Achievement First, and the Harlem Children's Zone, for example). However, these successful schools differ significantly in type and approach. As a ...

  8. Interning and investing: rethinking unpaid work, social capital and the “Human Capital Regime”

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    Hope, Sophie; Figiel, J.

    2015-01-01

    For young workers, interning is a strategy for speculating on one’s asset portfolio. Students and graduates undertake internships as a way of maintaining their self-appreciation and avoiding depreciation in a “human capital regime.” In this article, we explore the specific example of interning in the creative industries as the self-management of human capital vis a vis the human capital theses. Taking three cultural objects and recent representations of the issue of unpaid internships—Intern ...

  9. Life Expectancy and Human Capital Investments: Evidence from Maternal Mortality Declines. NBER Working Paper No. 13947

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    Jayachandran, Seema; Lleras-Muney, Adriana

    2008-01-01

    Longer life expectancy should encourage human capital accumulation, since a longer time horizon increases the value of investments that pay out over time. Previous work has been unable to determine the empirical importance of this life-expectancy effect due to the difficulty of isolating it from other effects of health on education. We examine a…

  10. Retaining Educational Fundraisers: Reducing Turnover by Investing in Human Capital Management

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    Thomas, Christy

    2010-01-01

    This article outlines an approach to reducing gift officer turnover during comprehensive campaigns by investing in the human capital management (HCM) program. While many universities have begun to create HCM programs, I suggest creating a position specifically focused on the retention of gift offices to ensure that universities and non-profits can…

  11. Education and the Labour Market: Subjective Aspects of Human Capital Investment.

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    Killeen, John; Turton, Richard; Diamond, Wayne; Dosnon, Odile; Wach, Monique

    1999-01-01

    Explores subjective aspects of human-capital investment decisions in education. Explores connections that 11th- and 13th-year British students perceive between their education and the labor market, and between qualifications mechanisms and life chances. Most students believe education plays a market-signaling role and a marginal role in raising…

  12. The Educational Asset Market: A Finance Perspective on Human Capital Investment

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    Christiansen, Charlotte; Nielsen, Helena Skyt

    2002-01-01

    on type and level of education enables us to focus on the shared features between human capital and stock investments. An innovative finance-labor approach is applied to study the educational asset market. A risk-return trade-off is revealed which is not directly related to the length of education....

  13. Labor market discrimination and capital investment: the effects of fan discrimination on stadium investment

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    Bodvarsson, Örn B.; Humphreys, Brad R.

    2009-01-01

    We investigate the possibility that labor market discrimination affects economic outcomes in the complementary capital market. Previous research contains ample theoretical justification, and empirical evidence, that discrimination affects wages and employment in labor markets. However, the effects of discrimination against minority labor on transactions in markets for other inputs used in production are not known. We develop a model of the optimal capital stock put in place in the presence of...

  14. Tactics research of enterprise's manpower capital investment%论企业人力资本投资策略

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    栗会敏; 周霞

    2004-01-01

    In the era of knowledge- driven economy, the manpower capital is the most active factor of production and core of social economic development. This text proceeds with the concept of capital manpower, and probes into the importance of manpower capital investment to the survival and development of enterprises. In order to maximize the income of manpower capital investment, enterprises need to set up corresponding incentive mechanism to inspire the enthusiasm of manpower capital, and it is also the key factors that promoting the development modern economic and the enterprises' success.

  15. Standardization of PWR power plants: Impact of capital investment cost

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    The French program is certainly specific to the French context but it is a large and a real experiment of standardized series of units from which we can abstract the main ideas and ranges available in different contexts. It was estimated that the standardized part could reach more than 60% of the capital cost and this percentage does not take into account a regionalized part which also could have been standardized. The main condition is a large program which could be issued from a country or a partnership between different countries. That means, common terms of reference, lists of standardized equipment, same design documents. With a levelized rhythm of erection, beneficial effects of the series could be expected. The scale effect is fairly well known, also we can wonder for instance about the choice between five units of 600 MW and three units of 1000 MW. The answer is depending on the number of units and on the discount rate. (author)

  16. The role of government in supporting the emergence of clean energy venture capital investing in Switzerland

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    This report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) takes a look at the role of the Swiss government in supporting the provision of venture capital for clean energy projects. Topics examined include the lack of sufficient venture capital investment in clean energy technology, the situation encountered in Switzerland today as far as energy entrepreneurship is concerned, key challenges and cultural, legal and fiscal aspects. Present government support in these areas, the relevance of current Swiss programmes and improvements that are to be made are also discussed. Also, activities in other countries are examined and suggestions are made concerning new activities to improve the situation in Switzerland

  17. The impact of activity based cost accounting on health care capital investment decisions.

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    Greene, J K; Metwalli, A

    2001-01-01

    For the future survival of the rural hospitals in the U.S., there is a need to make sound financial decisions. The Activity Based Cost Accounting (ABC) provides more accurate and detailed cost information to make an informed capital investment decision taking into consideration all the costs and revenue reimbursement from third party payors. The paper analyzes, evaluates and compares two scenarios of acquiring capital equipment and attempts to show the importance of utilizing the ABC method in making a sound financial decision as compared to the traditional cost method. PMID:11794757

  18. The role of government in supporting the emergence of clean energy venture capital investing in Switzerland

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    Buerer, M.J.; Wuestenhagen, R.

    2005-07-01

    This report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) takes a look at the role of the Swiss government in supporting the provision of venture capital for clean energy projects. Topics examined include the lack of sufficient venture capital investment in clean energy technology, the situation encountered in Switzerland today as far as energy entrepreneurship is concerned, key challenges and cultural, legal and fiscal aspects. Present government support in these areas, the relevance of current Swiss programmes and improvements that are to be made are also discussed. Also, activities in other countries are examined and suggestions are made concerning new activities to improve the situation in Switzerland.

  19. Private Rate of Return on Human Capital Investment in the Czech Republic: Differences by Study Fields

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    Savina Finardi

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available The paper is focused on approaches to the measurement of the returns of private investments on human capital in the Czech Republic. In the last ten years, there is observed a significant increase in number ofstudents at Higher Education Institutions (HEIs and an increasing number of HEIs graduates is also expected in the Czech Republic in forthcoming years. Using data from the research project “REFLEX”, fromthe Czech Statistical Office and from EUROSTUDENT IV survey, the paper provides the methodology and the experimental computations of the rates of return on private investment in the tertiary education broken down by study fields.

  20. The effect of employee stock options on bank investment choice, borrowing, and capital

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    Mehran, Hamid; Rosenberg, Joshua

    2007-01-01

    In this paper, we assess the effects of CEO stock options on three key corporate policies for banks: investment choice, amount of borrowing, and level of capital. Using a sample of 549 bank-years for publicly traded banks from 1992 to 2002, we find that stock option grants lead CEOs to undertake riskier investments. In particular, higher levels of option grants are associated with higher levels of equity and asset volatility. Consistent with the role of options as a nondebt tax shield, we als...

  1. Determinants of Cross-border Venture Capital Investments in Emerging and Developed Economies

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    Hain, Daniel; Johan, Sofia A.; Wang, Daojuan

    2014-01-01

    VCs, indicating the effects of intra-industry networks needing further analysis. Using China as a model, we provide a novel multidimensional framework to explain cross-border investments in innovative ventures across developed and emerging economies. By analyzing a unique international dataset, we...... examine worldwide venture capital investment flows from 2000-2012 and consider the effects of geographical, cultural, and institutional proximity as well as institutional and relational trust. We find trust to mitigate the negative effects of geographical and cultural distance; where institutional trust...

  2. Venture Capital Investments for Life Sciences Start-ups in Switzerland.

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    Gantenbein, Pascal; Herold, Nils

    2014-12-01

    Despite its economic and technological importance, the Swiss life sciences sector faces severe challenges in attracting enough venture capital for its own development. Although biotechnology and medical technology have been the most important areas of venture financing from 1999 through 2012 according to our own data, average investment volumes nevertheless remain on a low level of only 0.05 percent of Swiss GDP. After 2008, there was a pronounced shift away from early-stage financing. While business angels still play an important role at the early stage, venture capitalists are the most important investor type by volumes having their main focus on expansion financing. The industry faces predominant challenges in securing capital availability for entrepreneurs, in transforming the highly skewed and back-loaded payoff profile of investments into a more stable return stream, and in defining appropriate business and collaboration models.

  3. CVP ANALYSIS INCORPORATING THE COST OF CAPITAL ON R&D INVESTMENT

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    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Cost-volume-profit (CVP analysis is a widely used tool for managerial planning. The failure of CVP analysis to incorporate the cost of capital into a product's cost function can lead to underestimating a product's cost, while overstating its profitability. This paper proposes another variation of the CVPanalytical model to include cost of capital on R&D investment and its risk level on strategic decisions. The modified CVP model provides more useful information to management because it focuses on morespecific type of investment which has particular characteristics. The CVP model developed is more complex, because it includes risk and uncertainty for the expected revenue, and specifies the R&D expense as percentage of total sales. However, the model still needs further development.

  4. Exploring the Relationship between Human Capital Investment and Corporate Financial Performance of Jordanian Industrial Sectors

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    Faris Nasif ALSHUBIRI

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The revolution of globalization, computerization and information technology has entered to Jordanian market. This phenomenon requires company's attention of human element and the acquired knowledge, experience and the development of the so-called concept of intellectual capital.(IC In this study I used only the human capital as a part of IC. This study aims to exploring the relationship between human capital investment (HCI, and corporate financial performance. This study used an 11 industrial sectors listed of Amman Stock Exchange from 2005to 2011. Correlation analysis tests used in this study and the results indicate the high positive significant relationship between HCI and corporate financial performance related to, ROE , PTBV , log of sales , log of assets , DPS and ICR but no significant relationship between HCI and WCTO. The researcher recommends industrial companies to strengthen and stimulate the concept of human capital in the companies and the need for develop administrative innovation program. For future analysis may be used more sectors listed in market in addition used the all parts of intellectual capital related to structural and physical capital with corporate financial performance.

  5. Determinants of Working Capital Investment: A Study of Malaysian Public Listed Firms

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    Shaista Wasiuzzaman; Veeri Chettiar Arumugam

    2013-01-01

    The paper examines the determinants of the level of investment in net operating working capital by firms in Malaysia. Data from 192 companies spanning a period of 8 years (2000- 2007) are analysed using the OLS regression technique for this purpose. The study finds that in times of economic expansion, younger and smaller firms with less tangible assets, low leverage, high immediate sales growth, high operating cash flows, less volatile revenues and low levels of asymmetric information are lik...

  6. Implied cost of capital investment strategies - evidence from international stock markets

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    Esterer, F.; Schröder, David

    2014-01-01

    Investors can generate excess returns by implementing trading strategies based on publicly available equity analyst forecasts. This paper captures the information provided by analysts by the implied cost of capital (ICC), the internal rate of return that equates a firm's share price to the present value of analysts' earnings forecasts. We find that U.S. stocks with a high ICC outperform low ICC stocks on average by 6.0% per year. This spread is significant when controlling the investment r...

  7. Time Horizon, Costs of Equity Capital and Generic Investment Strategies of Firms

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    Zellweger, Thomas

    2007-01-01

    Recent literature (McNulty, Yeh, Schulze, & Lubatkin, 2002) states that the assumptions behind the capital asset pricing model, in particular the irrelevance of time horizon, do not correspond to the characteristics of firms that prefer long-term investment horizons. I show that family firms display a longer time horizon than most of their nonfamily counterparts, since (1) family firms display a longer CEO tenure, (2) this type of firm strives for long-term independence and succession within ...

  8. Is sport participation an investment in human capital or a consumption of leasure time?

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    Smrčková, Hana Marie

    2012-01-01

    Students who participated in athletics are estimated to receive 20% better grades than their non-athletes colleagues. These findings suggest that athletic participation may enhance the development of motivation, competitive spirit, confidence, discipline and team spirit. Sport participation seems to be a form of human capital investments. We can see stronger effect of individual than collective sport participation. Based on these findings we can assume that wage premium for athletes, as previ...

  9. Public Investments in Children's Human Capital. Evidence from the Literature on Non-parental Child Care

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    Brilli Ylenia

    2014-01-01

    This paper analyzes the most recent empirical research on social investments in children's human capital, focusing on policies providing non-parental child care. The empirical findings are conceptualized in a theoretical framework showing how policy interventions can shape parents' non-parental child care choices; this framework is also used to discuss the econometric issues arising for the identification of the child care effects. The results from both European and American contributions are...

  10. Effects of birth order and sibling sex composition on human capital investment in children in India

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    Makino, Momoe

    2012-01-01

    The paper explores the effects of birth order and sibling sex composition on human capital investment in children in India using the Indian Human Development Survey (IHDS). Endogeneity of fertility is addressed using instruments and controlling for household fixed effects. Family size effect is also distinguished from the sibling sex composition effect. Previous literature has often failed to take endogeneity into account and shows a negative birth order effect for girls in India. Once endoge...

  11. Religion, Human Capital Investments and the Family in the United States

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    Lehrer, Evelyn Lilian

    2009-01-01

    This paper critically reviews what is known, based on analyses of micro-level U.S. data, about the role of religion in various interrelated decisions that people make over the life cycle, including investments in secular human capital, cohabitation, marriage, divorce, family size and employment. It also identifies gaps in our knowledge, and suggests agenda items for future research in the field. These include use of statistical models that allow for non-linearities in the effects associated w...

  12. An average-based accounting approach to capital asset investments: The case of project finance

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    Carlo Alberto Magni

    2014-01-01

    Literature and textbooks on capital budgeting endorse Net Present Value (NPV) and generally treat accounting rates of return as not being reliable tools. This paper shows that accounting numbers can be reconciled with NPV and fruitfully employed in real-life applications. Focusing on project finance transactions, an Average Return On Investment (AROI) is drawn from the pro forma financial statements, obtained as the ratio of aggregate income to aggregate book value. It is shown that such a me...

  13. Exploring Best Practice Skills to Predict Uncertainties in Venture Capital Investment Decision-Making

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    Blum, David Arthur

    Algae biodiesel is the sole sustainable and abundant transportation fuel source that can replace petrol diesel use; however, high competition and economic uncertainties exist, influencing independent venture capital decision making. Technology, market, management, and government action uncertainties influence competition and economic uncertainties in the venture capital industry. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to identify the best practice skills at IVC firms to predict uncertainty between early and late funding stages. The basis of the study was real options theory, a framework used to evaluate and understand the economic and competition uncertainties inherent in natural resource investment and energy derived from plant-based oils. Data were collected from interviews of 24 venture capital partners based in the United States who invest in algae and other renewable energy solutions. Data were analyzed by coding and theme development interwoven with the conceptual framework. Eight themes emerged: (a) expected returns model, (b) due diligence, (c) invest in specific sectors, (d) reduced uncertainty-late stage, (e) coopetition, (f) portfolio firm relationships, (g) differentiation strategy, and (h) modeling uncertainty and best practice. The most noteworthy finding was that predicting uncertainty at the early stage was impractical; at the expansion and late funding stages, however, predicting uncertainty was possible. The implications of these findings will affect social change by providing independent venture capitalists with best practice skills to increase successful exits, lessen uncertainty, and encourage increased funding of renewable energy firms, contributing to cleaner and healthier communities throughout the United States..

  14. Getting the most out of your capital investment with operational readiness

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    McGee, M. [Fluor, Greenville, SC (United States)

    2009-07-01

    Fluor specializes in site location and economic development services for companies and communities around the world. This presentation discussed how to get the most out of a capital investment with operational readiness. The presentation addressed several questions, regarding the difference between successful and unsuccessful capital projects and the measure of success. It also questioned whether a project manager should be rewarded based on achieving the project goals. Cultural aspects were also presented. The presentation noted that behavioural scientists have repeatedly demonstrated that the result is determined by the reward system in place and that in capital projects, the reward system is generally driven by cost and schedule goals. The author questioned what kinds of behaviour could be expected during the project if the project team was rewarded and measured based on cost and schedule. The UpFront system to achieving operational readiness by Fluor was also discussed. This included capacity planning; operations readiness; maintenance readiness; organizational readiness; support readiness; systems readiness; supply chain readiness; life cycle design support; and vertical launch. It was concluded that the goal for a capital investment should be to minimize the total cost of ownership. figs.

  15. The association of debt financing with not-for-profit hospitals' operational and capital-investment efficiency.

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    Magnus, Stephen A; Wheeler, John R C; Smith, Dean G

    2004-01-01

    Increased debt in companies can motivate both operational and capital-investment efficiency. This positive influence of debt is attributed to creditors' oversight of corporate behavior and the need to generate cash flows to service debt. Our study investigates whether debt has a similar relationship with efficiency in not-for-profit hospitals. Using statistical analysis of a database of audited financial statements of not-for-profit hospitals, we test whether debt is associated with six distinct measures of operational and capital-investment efficiency. We find that debt either has no association with efficiency or predicts decreased efficiency. Possible explanations are that creditors' oversight is less tight in the not-for-profit setting and that debt may at times motivate excessive capital investment because of a legal requirement to tie tax-exempt debt with a capital-investment project.

  16. The age of markets: low oil and gas prices and the new competition for investment capital

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    This paper focuses on Iran's re-entry into the market for upstream capital to obtain the investment required to maintain current production capacity, the creation of a special contract to attract foreign investment, the impact of the US sanctions, and deals resulting from the opening-up of some offshore resources with buy-back contracts. The effects of the downturn in oil markets on Tehran's cash flow as well as foreign contractors' cash flow are reviewed, and the main concerns of the industry over the too short terms of the contract, the refusal of Iran to allow oil companies to book reserves, and the guaranteed rate of return are examined. The re-opening of Kuwait which does allow contractors to book reserves, the threat posed by Saudi Arabia if it reopens its hydrocarbon sector to foreign investment, and the potential difficulty for Iran to meet its expanded production targets are considered

  17. IT capital stock tells a little about the growth of Japanese industries: Industry-level evidence on the economic impact of investment in information technology(in Japanese)

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    Shinozaki, Akihiko; KUBOTA Shigehiro

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is to examine the industry-level impact of investment in information technology. For this purpose we firstly create time series data of IT investment, and consequently, the IT capital stock by 22 industries. Secondly, we estimate two types of production function models by industry. Model 1 incorporates capital deepening of IT and Model 2 incorporates IT capital ratio to non-IT capital stock. This analysis reveals that IT capital stock significantly effected the econo...

  18. [Financing problems of capital goods. Part 2: procedure for investment appraisal].

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    Clausen, C C; Bauer, M; Saleh, A; Picker, O

    2008-07-01

    In part 1 of this series about problems of financing capital goods the multiple and partly diametric economic effects of financing instruments were presented using the leasing procedure as an example. The result indicated that due to the complexity of these effects the choice of a specific financing instrument requires an individual consideration. Therefore, part 2 of the series introduces the method of dynamic capital budgeting which allows the instruments discussed in part 1 to be compared with each other and helps to evaluate their economic benefits. More precisely this paper focuses on a comparative analysis of the most common alternatives, leasing, credit financing and investment financing by the state. In this context, after having identified the total costs of ownership of anesthesia devices, the final asset values of the three financing instruments can be compared with each other using the method of dynamic capital budgeting. In contrast to the prevailing opinion, the results show that from a purely fiscal perspective leasing anesthesia devices is the most expensive alternative. Given the fact that no financial support is available from the state, the option of credit financing turns out to be the most preferable alternative from a relatively limited pool of possibilities. However, it still remains to be answered whether credit financing can defend this position against further, innovative forms of debt financing (e.g., factoring, asset-backed securities, hedge funds, mezzanine capital, etc.).

  19. Optimal Consumption and Investment with Labor Income and European/American Capital Guarantee

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    Morten Tolver Kronborg

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available We present the optimal consumption and investment strategy for an investor, endowed with labor income, searching to maximize utility from consumption and terminal wealth when facing a binding capital constraint of a European (constraint on terminal wealth or an American (constraint on the wealth process type. In both cases, the optimal strategy is proven to be of the option-based portfolio insurance type. The optimal strategy combines a long position in the optimal unrestricted allocation with a put option. In the American case, where the investor is restricted to fulfill a capital guarantee at every intermediate time point over the interval of optimization, we prove that the investor optimally changes his budget constraint for the unrestricted allocation whenever the constraint is active. The strategy is explained in a step-by-step manner, and numerical illustrations are presented in order to support intuition and to compare the restricted optimal strategy with the unrestricted optimal counterpart.

  20. Utility investment in on-site solar: risk and return analysis for capitalization and financing

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    Kahn, E.; Schutz, S.

    1978-09-01

    A set of financial strategies designed to accelerate the penetration of on-site solar heating and cooling systems are studied. The approach of portfolio theory or the capital asset pricing model (CAPM) is used. The major features of the CAPM is summarized including a survey of those applications which are most relevant to the analysis. These include utility return on equity calculations and project evaluation techniques. How to apply empirical results is discussed based on CAPM methods. In particular, applications to the capitalization variant of the utility investment strategy and the financing variant are distinguished. Subsidization rationales are also discussed. Empirical results to date are summarized, including estimation problems for the various risk measures. The general problem of financial risk assessment for energy technologies is reviewed. (MHR)

  1. An analysis of the impact of venture capital investment on economic growth and innovation: Evidence from the USA and Russia

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    Kolmakov Vladimir Vladimirovich

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available We hear a lot of political declarations stating the importance of developing an innovation economy by fostering venture capital inflows. But it is obvious that the venture capital market makes an extremely low contribution in terms of total R&D spending or gross investment. Thus, theory says venture capital investment (VCI is important due to its huge impact on modernization, but practitioners note that there is no evidence and VCI constitutes about 1% of total investments. Formal logic foregrounds the thesis that the effect of venture investment is important and significant, but delayed. We contribute to the theory and discussion of the problem of choosing between venture and non-venture funding by determining a specific niche for venture capital investment. We derive lagged regression models for GDP and patent applications for the US and Russia, to test VCI’s impact on economic growth and innovation. Comparison of model estimates shows significant VCI influence on GDP at a 4-6- year lag and no synchronous influence, valid for both the US and Russia. We prove the main hypothesis of our research: the effect of venture investment on economic and innovation development parameters is significant and much greater than that of ‘conventional’ investment.

  2. Joint venture capital investment for clean technologies and their problems in developing countries.

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    Doelle, H W

    1996-09-01

    All technological developments are aimed at improving the quality of life of a community of people. Biotechnology is a technology which allows the exploitation of microorganisms, plants and animal cells to take place within an economic framework. Developing countries are looking for programmes achieving sustainable, economical growth conducive to a higher per capita income of the community. Any joint venture which promises social advances and economic benefits will have to be rural-based. This presentation discusses the need for a change in fermentation industry attitudes to allow joint venture capital investment in clean technologies together with the problems developing countries face for the implementation of such technologies.

  3. Determinants of Cross-border Venture Capital Investments in Emerging and Developed Economies: The Effects of Relational and Institutional Trust

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    Hain, Daniel; Johan, Sofia A.; Wang, Daojuan

    2015-01-01

    Frequent and open interaction between venture capitalists (VCs) and entrepreneurs is necessary for venture capital investments to occur. Increasingly, these investments are made across jurisdictions. The vast majority of these cross-border investments are carried out in a syndicate of two or more...... examine worldwide venture capital investment flows from 2000-2012 and consider the effects of geographical, cultural, and institutional proximity as well as institutional and relational trust. We find trust to mitigate the negative effects of geographical and cultural distance; where institutional trust...... VCs, indicating the effects of intra-industry networks needing further analysis. Using China as a model, we provide a novel multidimensional framework to explain cross-border investments in innovative ventures across developed and emerging economies. By analyzing a unique international dataset, we...

  4. Public Investments, Human Capital, and Political Stability: The Triptych of Economic Success

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    Ioannis Kostakis

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available This study assesses the effects of fiscal policy on economic growth in a sample of 96 countries from 1990 to 2010. Ordinary Least Squares (OLS and Extreme Bound Analysis are mainly estimated in order to investigate whether public investments, human capital, and political stability affect growth controlling for initial output and human capital levels. Furthermore, in this empirical research four subsets of independent variables were used: (a demographic factors, (b political determinants, (c region variables, and (d variables regarding macroeconomic policy. Empirical results suggest that there is an important difference in the impact of public and private sector investments on the growth of per capita income. Moreover, political indicators such as corruption control, rule of law, and government effectiveness have a high impact on economic growth. Demographic factors, including fertility rate and mortality growth, as well as several macroeconomic variables, like inflation rate index and government consumption, were estimated to be statistically significant factors of economic performance. Fiscal volatility may also be a new possible channel of macroeconomic instability that leads to lower growth. Policy implications of the findings are discussed in detail.

  5. HUMAN CAPITAL INVESTMENT AND ECONOMIC GROWTH IN NIGERIA: THE ROLE OF EDUCATION AND HEALTH

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    MATTHEW, A. OLUWATOYIN

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    Full Text Available This study looked at Human Capital Investment and Economic Growth in Nigeria – the Role of Education. Even though there are different perspectives to economic growth, there is a general consensus that growth will lead to a good change manifested in increased capacity of people to have control over material assets, intellectual resources and ideology, and obtain physical necessities of life like food, clothing, shelter, employment, e.t.c. This is why some people have argued that the purpose of growth is to improve peoples’ lives by expanding their choices, freedom and dignity. The belief in human capital as a necessity for growth started in Nigeria during the implementation of the 1955-60 Development Plan and today, with the importance of knowledge in the economy, human capital has increasingly attracted both academic and public interest. This study made use of the Unit Root and Augmented Dickey Fuller (ADF tests and found out that a positive relationship exists between government expenditure on education and economic growth while a negative relationship exists between government expenditure on health and economic growth. Therefore, based on these findings, the study recommended that the Government should increase not just the amount of expenditure made on the education and health sectors, but also the percentage of its total expenditure accorded to these sectors. The ten percent benchmark proffered by the present national plan should be adopted.

  6. Natural Capital Management: An Evolutionary Paradigm for Sustainable Restoration Investment - 13455

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    value generated by EM projects and other investment and operational programming can be recorded and then allocated to mission and/or ecosystem needs as part of overall site, complex, and Federal decision-making. NCAMTM can also document post-restoration asset capability and value for use in weighing loss mitigation and ecosystem damage claims arising from past operational activities. A prototype NCAMTM evaluation developed at the Savannah River Site (SRS) demonstrates use of this framework as an advanced paradigm for NCA accounting and decision-making for the larger DOE complex and other enterprise using natural capital in operations. Applying a quantified value paradigm, the framework catalogues the results of activities that sustain, restore, and modernize natural assets for enterprise-wide value beyond that of compliance milestones. Capturing and assigning recapitalization value using NCAMTM concepts and tools improves effective reuse of taxpayer-sustained assets, records ecosystem service value, enables mission and enterprise optimization, and assures the sustainability of shared natural capital assets in regional pools vital to both complex sites and local and regional economies. (authors)

  7. Natural Capital Management: An Evolutionary Paradigm for Sustainable Restoration Investment - 13455

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    activities, the natural asset capacity and value generated by EM projects and other investment and operational programming can be recorded and then allocated to mission and/or ecosystem needs as part of overall site, complex, and Federal decision-making. NCAM{sup TM} can also document post-restoration asset capability and value for use in weighing loss mitigation and ecosystem damage claims arising from past operational activities. A prototype NCAM{sup TM} evaluation developed at the Savannah River Site (SRS) demonstrates use of this framework as an advanced paradigm for NCA accounting and decision-making for the larger DOE complex and other enterprise using natural capital in operations. Applying a quantified value paradigm, the framework catalogues the results of activities that sustain, restore, and modernize natural assets for enterprise-wide value beyond that of compliance milestones. Capturing and assigning recapitalization value using NCAM{sup TM} concepts and tools improves effective reuse of taxpayer-sustained assets, records ecosystem service value, enables mission and enterprise optimization, and assures the sustainability of shared natural capital assets in regional pools vital to both complex sites and local and regional economies. (authors)

  8. Maximum Principle for Linear-Convex Boundary Control Problems applied to Optimal Investment with Vintage Capital

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    Faggian, Silvia

    2007-01-01

    The paper concerns the study of the Pontryagin Maximum Principle for an infinite dimensional and infinite horizon boundary control problem for linear partial differential equations. The optimal control model has already been studied both in finite and infinite horizon with Dynamic Programming methods in a series of papers by the same author, or by Faggian and Gozzi. Necessary and sufficient optimality conditions for open loop controls are established. Moreover the co-state variable is shown to coincide with the spatial gradient of the value function evaluated along the trajectory of the system, creating a parallel between Maximum Principle and Dynamic Programming. The abstract model applies, as recalled in one of the first sections, to optimal investment with vintage capital.

  9. The impact of IT investments and intellectual capital on firms’ performance

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    Meysam Ghaderi; Mohsen Hamidian; Hosein Jabari

    2015-01-01

    This paper presents an empirical study to determine the effects of four different factors including human capital, innovation capital, communication capital and information technology (IT) capital on firms’ return. The study selects the information of 50 selected firms from Tehran Stock Exchange over the period 2007-2013. Using regression analysis, the study has determined that there were some positive and meaning relationships between human capital, innovation capital, communication capital ...

  10. Syndicated Investing in Private Equity and Venture Capital Industry: Comparing BRICS

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    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Objective. This article characterizes and compares the networks structure formed by Managing Organizations (GOs Private Equity and Venture Capital (PE&VC that co-invested in the so called BRICS countries.Methodology. The methodology used consists of PE or VC transactions with target companies based on the BRICS and involving more than one investor, or “syndicated investing”, between 1992 and 2013.Findings. The analysis revealed that the social structure in these countries is highly clustered, showing the existence of small worlds in all markets studied, yet under different intensities. This type of structure stimulates the flow of information impacting access to business opportunities. The results suggest that, when dealing with networks of PE&VC investors, one should consider the particularities of BRICS, which are not homogeneous from the perspective of network analysis.Limitations. This study considers only data from transactions originated and the effect known as BRICS.Originality/Value. This article offers unique contribution in that it explores Syndicated Investing in understudied markets, employing a methodology that provides new results. Copyright © 2015 Instituto Brasileiro de Inovação Financeira All rights reserved

  11. Evolution of Gender Differences in Post-Secondary Human Capital Investments: College Majors. Working Paper #03-11

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    Gemici, Ahu; Wiswall, Matthew

    2011-01-01

    Over the past 40 years, the level of human capital investments has changed substantially for men and women. Changes in the intensive margin of college major selection have been also been substantial, as the number of graduates in humanities, social science, and teaching has declined, and the number in science, engineering, and business has…

  12. Private Capital and Investment Climate for Economic Growth: Empirical Lessons based on ARDL bound test technique

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    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Using time series, autoregressive distributed lags (ARDL-bound test approach and error-correction model (ECM, this paper aims to analyze how private capital and investment climate contribute to economic growth in African countries: Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Tunisia, South Africa and Zambia. We find that in short-run there is a significant relationship between private capital, economic freedom and economic growth in Cameroon, in Côte d’Ivoire, in South Africa and in Zambia. In long run, we establish that a long term relationship exists between the variables. This implies that there is a long run cointegration relationship among the variables in some equations in Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, South Africa and Zambia. Employing the appropriate order of the ARDL specification and multidimensional economic freedom proxies to examine this linkage, the results obtained are not all significant.  JEL Classifications: C13, C22, E22, F43, O11, O47 Key-Words: Private capital, Investment climate, Economic freedom, Economic growth, Time series, ARDL bound test approach, Error-Correction Model. Normal 0 14 false false false IT X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Tabella normale"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;}

  13. Thoughts on promoting private capital investing medical institutions%推进社会资本办医的思考

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    许栋; 丁宁; 彭义香; 王国斌

    2015-01-01

    External environmental of private capital investing medical institutions is analyzed since the implementation of Chinese healthcare system reform. The current situation and key problems of private capital investing medical institutions is summarized and the suggestion and strategies on building diversity invest mechanism is proposed.%分析了我国新医改政策实施以来社会资本办医的政策及社会环境,总结了社会资本办医现状,梳理了现阶段社会资本办医存在的主要问题,提出新形势下推进社会资本办医、建立多元投资机制的思路和建议。

  14. DETERMINATION OF THE OPTIMAL CAPITAL INVESTMENTS TO ENSURE THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF THE RAILWAY

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    O. I. Kharchenko

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Purpose. Every year more attention is paid for the theoretical and practical issue of sustainable development of railway transport. But today the mechanisms of financial support of this development are poorly understood. Therefore, the aim of this article is to determine the optimal investment allocation to ensure sustainable development of the railway transport on the example of State Enterprise «Prydniprovsk Railway» and the creation of preconditions for the mathematical model development. Methodology. The ensuring task for sustainable development of railway transport is solved on the basis of the integral indicator of sustainable development effectiveness and defined as the maximization of this criterion. The optimization of measures technological and technical characters are proposed to carry out for increasing values of the integral performance measure components. To the optimization activities of technological nature that enhance the performance criteria belongs: optimization of the number of train and shunting locomotives, optimization of power handling mechanisms at the stations, optimization of routes of train flows. The activities related to the technical nature include: modernization of railways in the direction of their electrification and modernization of the running gear and coupler drawbars of rolling stock, as well as means of separators mechanization at stations to reduce noise impacts on the environment. Findings. The work resulted in the optimal allocation of investments to ensure the sustainable development of railway transportation of State Enterprise «Prydniprovsk Railway». This allows providing such kind of railway development when functioning of State Enterprise «Prydniprovsk Railway» is characterized by a maximum value of the integral indicator of efficiency. Originality. The work was reviewed and the new approach was proposed to determine the optimal allocation of capital investments to ensure sustainable

  15. Evaluating net investments in the operating working capital under certainty: The integrated approach to working capital management

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    Aleksandra Szpulak

    2015-01-01

    In day-to-day operations managers decide on a variety of working capital variables influencing the size of operating cash flows its timing and risk and therefore the firm’s value. This paper reveals the tool based on NPV criterion appropriate for evaluation of net effect the changes in working capital management have on the firm’s value. This research merge previous work on the applications of the NPV criterion in the field of working capital management within discounted cash flows framework ...

  16. Financial Investment Management: Testing the Market Model on the Romanian Capital Market during the Post Financial Crisis

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    Radu CIOBANU; Sebastian Mădălin MUNTEANU; Irina-Eugenia IAMANDI

    2011-01-01

    This article presents an analysis of the decision of investing in the capital market in Romania during 2009-2010, in the context of overcoming the global financial crisis. In the first part of the paper, we have made a brief presentation of the simplified model of market analysis introduced in the specialized literature by William Sharpe, the respective model representing the starting point in our study. The purpose of the present study is to emphasize how the evolutions of the financial secu...

  17. Evaluating net investments in the operating working capital under certainty: The integrated approach to working capital management

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    Aleksandra Szpulak

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available In day-to-day operations managers decide on a variety of working capital variables influencing the size of operating cash flows its timing and risk and therefore the firm’s value. This paper reveals the tool based on NPV criterion appropriate for evaluation of net effect the changes in working capital management have on the firm’s value. This research merge previous work on the applications of the NPV criterion in the field of working capital management within discounted cash flows framework (Lieber and Orgler, 1975; Sartoris and Hill, 1983; Kim and Chung, 1990; Arcelus and Srinivasan, 1993 and contributes to it by (i including additional working capital decision variables: advance payments, labor costs and deferral of salaries payments, (ii focusing on moments of outflows instead of moments of costs arising and (iii it is designed to be applicable for discretionary type of business activity. As being value-based tool presented here is superior to well established financial ratios analysis usually suggested for assessing the efficiency of working capital management.

  18. Capital Investment as Real Options: A Note on Dixit-Pindyck Model.

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    Termos, Ali

    2008-01-01

    Abstract This paper applies Contingent Claims model a la Dixit and Pindyck (1994), on bank investment. Banks are indifferent between investing their assets on their own and extending loans to investors. The critical decision faced by the banker is the timing of the investment decision and its uncertainty. When banks make an irreversible investment decision they exercise the option to invest and give up the opportunity of waiting for new information to arrive. This lost option value is inco...

  19. The decline of venture capital investment in early-stage life sciences poses a challenge to continued innovation.

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    Fleming, Jonathan J

    2015-02-01

    A key element required for translating new knowledge into effective therapies is early-stage venture capital that finances the work needed to identify a lead molecule or medical device prototype and to develop it to the proof-of-concept stage. This early investment is distinguished by great uncertainty over whether the molecule or prototype is safe and effective, the stability of the regulatory standards to which clinical trials are designed, and the likelihood that large follow-on investments for commercial development can be secured. Regulatory and reimbursement policies have a profound impact on the amount of capital and the types of life science projects that investors pursue. In this article I analyze several recent trends in early-stage venture capital funding, describe how these trends are influenced by regulatory and reimbursement policies, and discuss the role of policy makers in bringing new treatments to market. Policy makers can foster renewed private investment into critically needed early-stage products by increasing Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funding and public support for clinical trials in targeted areas of interest; creating regulatory pathways to enable early testing of experimental compounds in limited populations; and offering economic incentives for investors and developers in designated therapeutic areas.

  20. Brains for Capital. The Effect of Brain Drain on Investments and Convergence

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    Piotr Stryszowski

    2006-01-01

    The empirical experience of countries hit by brain drain shows no clear impact of human capital outflow on the source economy. This study shows that by triggering the capital flows from abroad, the brain can be beneficial for the sending countries. The theoretical claim about the causal effect of brain drain on capital flows is supported by empirical analysis.

  1. Migration Options for Skilled Labor and Optimal Investment in Human Capital

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    Ghoddusi, Hamed; Siyahhan, Baran

    2011-01-01

    This paper develops a model of optimal education choice of an agent who has an option to emigrate. Using a real options framework, we analyze the time evolution of human capital in the country of origin and investigate the role of migration possibilities in the accumulation of different types...... of human capital. The analysis shows that the accu- mulation of human capital depends crucially on the level of uncertainty and the transferability of human capital across countries. Government subsidies are an important determinant of the composition of different types of human capital and can be crucial...

  2. Capital

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    Coulangeon, Philippe

    2013-01-01

    Empruntée à l’appareil conceptuel de l’économie, la notion de capital désigne en première analyse l’ensemble des ressources dont disposent les individus et les groupes et qui affectent leurs trajectoires, notamment dans les domaines scolaire, professionnel, matrimonial et familial. La sociologie contemporaine se saisit le plus souvent du concept pour en souligner les différentes espèces : capital économique, capital culturel et capital social, principalement. Si le capital économique désigne ...

  3. Financial Investment Management: Testing the Market Model on the Romanian Capital Market during the Post Financial Crisis

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    Radu CIOBANU

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available This article presents an analysis of the decision of investing in the capital market in Romania during 2009-2010, in the context of overcoming the global financial crisis. In the first part of the paper, we have made a brief presentation of the simplified model of market analysis introduced in the specialized literature by William Sharpe, the respective model representing the starting point in our study. The purpose of the present study is to emphasize how the evolutions of the financial securities rates listed on the Bucharest Stock Exchange could be explained based on the evolution of BET Romanian capital market index. Although the study over this phenomenon has begun in the middle of the last century, every day new studies appear that are either coming in addition to the already existing ones or are bringing a new approach regarding the financial theory. The novelty of the present study conducted by us resides in the highlighting of the evolutions of the financial securities rates during July 2009 – December 2010 periods. The second part of the paper presents the results of a study conducted on the Romanian capital market, emphasizing the correlations between the most important securities on the Romanian capital market, as parts of BET index and market index. The aim is to check whether during this period the evolution of the financial securities’ return can be explained more or less by the return of the capital market.

  4. The influence of international human capital and international network relationships on the cross-border investment behaviour of private equity firms

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    S. DE PRIJCKER; S. MANIGART; Wright, M.; W. DE MAESENEIRE

    2009-01-01

    This paper studies the international investment behavior of private equity (PE) firms. Perspectives from international service management are integrated with human capital and network theory to test the value of international human capital and international network relationships. Using a sample of 110 private equity firms from five European countries, we demonstrate the positive influence of international human capital and show that the intensity of the foreign network decreases the likelihoo...

  5. Rolling capital: managing investments in a value-based care world.

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    Jasuta, Lynette

    2016-06-01

    The importance of capital planning is increasing as the healthcare industry moves toward value-based care. Replacing unwieldy and inflexible traditional capital planning processes with a rolling capital planning approach can result in: Greater standardization, facilitating better strategic planning across the whole system. Reduced labor intensity in the planning and budgeting process. Reduced costs through being able to plan better for replacement purchases and take advantage of group purchasing and bundling opportunities. Increased transparency in the decision-making process.

  6. Rolling capital: managing investments in a value-based care world.

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    Jasuta, Lynette

    2016-06-01

    The importance of capital planning is increasing as the healthcare industry moves toward value-based care. Replacing unwieldy and inflexible traditional capital planning processes with a rolling capital planning approach can result in: Greater standardization, facilitating better strategic planning across the whole system. Reduced labor intensity in the planning and budgeting process. Reduced costs through being able to plan better for replacement purchases and take advantage of group purchasing and bundling opportunities. Increased transparency in the decision-making process. PMID:27451571

  7. Geography and the costs of urban energy infrastructure: The case of electricity and natural gas capital investments

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    Senyel, Muzeyyen Anil

    Investments in the urban energy infrastructure for distributing electricity and natural gas are analyzed using (1) property data measuring distribution plant value at the local/tax district level, and (2) system outputs such as sectoral numbers of customers and energy sales, input prices, company-specific characteristics such as average wages and load factor. Socio-economic and site-specific urban and geographic variables, however, often been neglected in past studies. The purpose of this research is to incorporate these site-specific characteristics of electricity and natural gas distribution into investment cost model estimations. These local characteristics include (1) socio-economic variables, such as income and wealth; (2) urban-related variables, such as density, land-use, street pattern, housing pattern; (3) geographic and environmental variables, such as soil, topography, and weather, and (4) company-specific characteristics such as average wages, and load factor. The classical output variables include residential and commercial-industrial customers and sales. In contrast to most previous research, only capital investments at the local level are considered. In addition to aggregate cost modeling, the analysis focuses on the investment costs for the system components: overhead conductors, underground conductors, conduits, poles, transformers, services, street lighting, and station equipment for electricity distribution; and mains, services, regular and industrial measurement and regulation stations for natural gas distribution. The Box-Cox, log-log and additive models are compared to determine the best fitting cost functions. The Box-Cox form turns out to be superior to the other forms at the aggregate level and for network components. However, a linear additive form provides a better fit for end-user related components. The results show that, in addition to output variables and company-specific variables, various site-specific variables are statistically

  8. State Education as High-Yield Investment: Human Capital Theory in European Policy Discourse

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    Gillies, Donald

    2011-01-01

    Human Capital Theory has been an increasingly important phenomenon in economic thought over the last 50 years. The central role it affords to education has become even more marked in recent years as the concept of the "knowledge economy" has become a global concern. In this paper, the prevalence of Human Capital Theory within European…

  9. Financial policy and corporate investment in imperfect capital markets : the case of Korea

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    Dailami, Mansoor

    1990-01-01

    Central to the effectiveness of financial policies geared towards promoting real business investment is the interaction between corporations'financing and investment decisions. The objectives of this paper are twofold : 1) develop an integrated approach towards the problem of optimal corporate real investment and finance in the context of a financial model of a developing economy characterized by credit rationing, controlled banking sector and an organized equity market; and 2) apply the mode...

  10. Capital and chaos : fragile states, political risk and foreign direct investment

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    Graham, Benjamin A. T.

    2012-01-01

    Fragile states are trapped in cycles of poverty, violence, and instability. War and instability deter investment. Low investment retards growth, and lack of growth engenders further conflict and instability. One path out of this equilibrium is for fragile states to succeed in attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) while political risk remains high. My dissertation explores firm-level variation in how investors experience and respond to political risk, identifying types of investors who ar...

  11. Cultural investment, local development and instantaneous social capital: A case study of a gathering festival in the South of Italy

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    Attanasi, Giuseppe; Casoria, Fortuna; Centorrino, Samuele; Urso, Giulia

    2012-01-01

    In this paper we show how the investment in cultural events may encourage the building of social capital and foster the development of local communities. We rely on a casestudy that we conducted about the socio-economic impact of the Festival “La Notte della Taranta†, the most important European music festival dedicated to traditional music (about 170.000 participants per year), on the sub-region of southern Italy where it is held. Our evidence is based on a large survey, consisting of ne...

  12. Investimento direto externo, acumulação de capital produtivo e distribuição de renda: uma abordagem pós-keynesiana Foreign direct investment, productive capital accumulation and income distribution: a post-keynesian approach

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    Mário Augusto Bertella

    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available It is developed a macrodynamic model in the post-keynesian tradition of political economy of the productive capital accumulation and income distribution to analyze some of the impacts of the (flow of foreign direct investment and the (stock of foreign productive capital on capital accumulation, economic growth and functional income distribution in a stylized economy. Alongside a usual demand effect, the impacts of such an internationalization of local capital through labor productivity and market concentration are taken into account as well.

  13. Suboptimal investments and M&A deals in emerging capital markets

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    Cherkasova Victoria

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    Full Text Available This paper focuses on the efficiency of target-company investment decisions before and after Merger & Acquisition deals. We study whether M&A deals help to solve the problem of suboptimal investment after the acquisition. Using a sample of 145 target companies from BRICS countries that were acquired during the period 2004-2014, we outline those that had over- or underinvested before the deal and show that more than half the companies managed to optimize the investment level after the deal. We determine the key factors that improve the inefficiency of investment decisions and demonstrate that the industry and country have an impact on the degree of suboptimal investment.

  14. Corporate venture capital: geração e acompanhamento de oportunidades de investimento em empresas inovadoras Corporate Venture Capital: originating and monitoring investment opportunities in innovative companies

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    Thiago Pinheiro Faury

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho é compreender a utilização de estruturas corporate venture capital - CVC (capital de risco corporativo, identificando as motivações e as dificuldades no processo de implementação, com foco nos estágios de geração e acompanhamento de oportunidades de investimentos. A abordagem metodológica pautou-se inicialmente por uma revisão de literatura, seguida de um estudo de caso em uma empresa com unidade de novos negócios voltada ao CVC. Finalmente, foi utilizado um painel de especialistas da área de VC, composto por três grupos de especialistas: Mercado, Empreendedores e Neutro (acadêmicos, consultores em inovação e gerentes de incubadoras. Com o auxílio do software ATLAS.ti foi feita a análise de conteúdo dos discursos dos entrevistados, gerando um interessante painel a respeito das práticas de venture capital que poderá orientar não só a organização estudada, como também aos envolvidos na indústria de capital de risco, inovação e empreendedorismo. O trabalho aponta para a busca de opções de investimentos alinhadas aos mercados alvo, mas também de empreendedores alinhados à filosofia da organização. Também se observou diferenças na percepção entre os atores do painel de especialistas. Finalmente, foi destacada a importância de intermediários na aproximação das empresas inovadoras e o CVC.This study aims to understand the use of corporate venture capital structures (CVCs, identifying the motivations and difficulties in the implementation process, with focus on the generation and monitoring of investment opportunities. The methodological approach was based on a literature review, followed by an exploratory study performed in a service firm, especially in the new business unit dedicated to CVCs. Finally, we used a panel of specialists of the VC, composed of three groups of experts: Market, Entrepreneurs, and Neutral (academics, consultants, and managers of innovation incubators. The

  15. Impact of Rural Basic Human Capital Investment on Regional Development Ability

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    From the perspective of human resources development and regional economic cooperation,this paper expounds the basic conditions for socio-economic transformation and development in underdeveloped rural areas,and the ways to acquire basic human capital.On the basis of this,this paper further analyses the regional competitiveness difference arising from human capital difference,and proposes that we should solve this problem through sufficient supply of rural compulsory education.

  16. Capital investment requirements for greenhouse gas emissions mitigation in power generation on near term to century time scales and global to regional spatial scales

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    Our paper explores the implication of climate mitigation policy and electricity generation technology performance for capital investment demands by the electric power sector on near term to century time scales. We find that stabilizing GHG emissions will require additional investment in the electricity generation sector over and above investments that would be needed in the absence of climate policy, in the range of 15 to 29 trillion US$ (48–94%) depending on the stringency of climate policy during the period 2015 to 2095 under default technology assumptions. This increase reflects the higher capital intensity of power systems that control emissions as well as increased electrification of the global economy. Limits on the penetration of nuclear and carbon capture and storage technology could increase costs substantially. Energy efficiency improvements can reduce the investment requirement by 18 to 24 trillion US$ (compared to default technology climate policy assumptions), depending on climate policy scenario. We also highlight the implications of different technology evolution scenarios for different regions. Under default technology set, the heaviest investments across scenarios in power generation were observed in China, India, SE Asia and Africa regions with the latter three regions dominating in the second half of the 21st century. - Highlights: • We present electricity generation investment requirement under different scenarios. • A climate policy will lead to substantial increase in investment requirement. • Stringency of climate policy has significant implications for investments. • Technology evolution and performance alter investment requirements significantly. • China, India, Southeast Asia and Africa dominate as investment destinations

  17. Investments

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    Bodie, Zvi

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    The integrated solutions for Bodie, Kane, and Marcus' Investments set the standard for graduate/MBA investments textbooks. The unifying theme is that security markets are nearly efficient, meaning that most securities are priced appropriately given their risk and return attributes. The content places greater emphasis on asset allocation and offers a much broader and deeper treatment of futures, options, and other derivative security markets than most investment texts. McGraw-Hill's adaptive learning component, LearnSmart, provides assignable modules that help students master chapter core concepts and come to class more prepared. Bodie Investments' blend of practical and theoretical coverage combines with a complete digital solution to help your students achieve higher outcomes in the course

  18. Capital investment of overseas Vietnamese to the economy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam

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    Tyabaev Andrey E.

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The paper explores the vital issues of attracting investment from Vietnamese emigrants of different generations to the economy of the present-day Vietnam. We give the definition of the Vietnamese Diaspora (Viet Kieu and a short overview of emigrant waves. In addition, we explain how leaders of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam have interacted with overseas Vietnamese and their organizations in the field of economy over the years. The paper demonstrates geographic differences existing in this type of investment. Further, we outline the measures taken to encourage the Viet Kieu investment in the country’s economy as well as the success rate of these measures. Finally, we specify the barriers to investing in the national economy of Vietnam for “overseas fellow nationals”.

  19. 78 FR 61404 - Stellus Capital Investment Corporation, et al.; Notice of Application

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    2013-10-03

    ... lien, second lien, unitranche and mezzanine debt financing and corresponding equity investments. The... disadvantage the Company, and participation by the Company would not be on a basis different from or...

  20. Challenges of attracting private capital investments in the Russian power sector

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    Kiss, Peter; Sagodi, Attila

    2010-09-15

    The level of investment required by the Russian power sector by 2020 are expected to be in the range of USD 500-550 billion. It is of vital importance that Russia outlines an appropriate regulatory regime for its energy market that attracts foreign investors and combats corruption. The most important challenges determining the long term development of the country's power sector are skills development, regulatory effectiveness, corporate governance, and assurance regarding private investments.

  1. New Approach to Remuneration Policy for Investment Firms: a Polish Capital Market Perspective

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    Szymon Okoń

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available The experience of the recent financial crisis leads to reflections on the relevant mechanisms of risk reduction of an investment firms activity. Within the European Union, the Directive 2010/76/EU (CRD III has introduced new rules regarding the remuneration policy for investment firms. The main goal was to reduce the risk of investment firms’ activity. This is a prudential regulation. The purpose of this article is to evaluate, from the point of view of an investment firm, proposed by the EU legislator approach to remuneration policy aimed at reducing the risk of the operation of this type of financial institutions. The aim was to identify the key problems with which Polish investment firms may face in the future in connection with new remuneration policy rules. As far as the methodology is concerned, the author carried out in-depth and standardized interviews with the representatives of several investment firms in Poland. In addition, the method of observation has been applied. The results of the research demonstrates that the abovementioned regulations will have limited impact on reducing the risk of the activities of these financial institutions as well as their implementation will be difficult for them in practice.

  2. THE IMPACT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE INVESTMENT (FPI ON CAPITAL FORMATION IN NIGERIA, 1980-2004: AN EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS

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    Sebastian Ofumbia Uremadu

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available A number of possible determinants of capital formation is investigated using Nigerian data covering 1980-2004 studied. Time-series estimates are obtained using an OLS methodology which included tests for stationarity and cointegration. Empirical results showed a positive influence of cumulative foreign private investment (CFPI, index of energy consumption (INDEXEC and total banking system credit to the domestic economy (BSTCr, and a negative influence of gross national savings (GNS, domestic inflation rate (INFR, maximum lending rate (MLR, foreign exchange rate EXCHR and debt service ratio (DSR on capital formation. We discovered that foreign exchange rate leads capital formation in Nigeria, followed by index of energy consumption and then, debt service ratio. The paper therefore recommends reduction in exchange rate distortions/misalignment; increase in exports of locally manufactured goods and raw materials to raise value of local currency; earn more foreign exchange and allow market forces to fix exchange rate; increase in energy supply by providing constant electricity and infrastructure to boost industrial energy consumption; and continuous minimisation of foreign debts to reduce amount of national income used for debt servicing.

  3. Capital investment in semiconductors: The lifeblood of the US semiconductor industry

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    Finan, William F.

    1990-09-01

    An analysis is given of four proposals designed to improve capital formation for U.S. industry in general, and the semiconductor industry in particular. The National Advisory Committee on Semiconductors recommendations were to make the current research and experimentation (R and E) tax credit more effective, to reduce taxes on capital gains, to increase personal savings incentives, and to improve semiconductor manufacturing equipment depreciation rules. The results of the qualitative analysis of the proposals as well as a description of the methodology employed are given.

  4. The German model of capitalism and the persistence of outward foreign direct investment: evidence from German manufacturing industries

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    Martin T Bohl

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Against the backdrop of critique on the German model of capitalism in general, and German public policy in particular as to the ability to successfully adjust to rapid change and exogenous shocks in wake of economic globalisation, this paper investigates the degree of shock persistence in foreign direct investment (FDI of ten German manufacturing industries for the period 1976 to 2003. Theory on exports and non-FDI investment suggests that FDI should exhibit a considerable degree of shock persistence because they are subject to high sunk costs because of high entry and exit costs associated with the high level of asset specificity that is normally connected to FDI. Persistence in foreign direct investment time series data is established by applying various unit root tests. The results are robust to the potential presence of structural breaks in the data. The empirical analysis shows that German outward FDI in mature manufacturing industries, with one exception, exhibits a high degree of shock persistence. The results suggest, at least for mature German industries, that the sunk costs view on shock persistency is confirmed for outward FDI. The results furnish evidence for a tentative assessment of the relationship between German public policy and FDI strategies of multinational firms.

  5. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela : Investing in Human Capital for Growth, Prosperity, and Poverty Reduction

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    2001-01-01

    This report draws on limited, available data to analyze selected economic, and social issues, which include better understanding of poverty, and inequality in relation to real income, and, improving the allocation of social expenditures, while increasing the effectiveness of social programs. The deterioration of social, and human capital should be prevented, by simultaneously promoting its ...

  6. The Strategic Management of Human Capital: Making the Smart Investments in Teachers and Principals

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    Berry, Barnett

    2009-01-01

    In this paper the author summarizes some of the most relevant issues, evidence, and divergent thinking relative to the strategic management of human capital in education. This paper has been built upon the most recent research, interviews with 20 of the leading experts around the nation, and structured conversations with leading-edge educators in…

  7. Social Capital and Regional Social Infrastructure Investment : Evidence From New Zealand

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    Roskruge, Matthew; Grimes, Arthur; McCann, Philip; Poot, Jacques

    2012-01-01

    In this article, we link unique data on local social infrastructure expenditure with microlevel individual survey data of self-reported social capital measures of trust and participation in community activities. We use both probit and tobit models to estimate the impact of social infrastructure expe

  8. RiskAnalysis of Private Capital Investment in Small Hydropower%民营资本投资小水电的风险剖析

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    陈创新

    2012-01-01

      The small hydropower resources have the advantages of short construction period, less investment, simple management, high rate of return and the like as clean energy with sustainable use, and are suitable for private capital investment. The risks and uncertainties of private capital investment in small hydropower were analyzed from macro and micro environment aspects of investment in small hydropower.%  小水电资源作为可持续利用的清洁能源,其建设周期短,投资少,管理简单,回报率高等优势适合民间资本投资。从小水电投资的宏观和微观环境两方面剖析了民营资本投资小水电存在的诸多风险和不确定因素

  9. 人口老龄化、公共人力资本投资与经济增长%POPULATION AGING,PUBLIC HUMAN CAPITAL INVESTMENT AND ECONOMIC GROWTH

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    吴俊培; 赵斌

    2015-01-01

    This paper analyzes the growth-oriented optimal structure and relative scale of public hu-man capital investment in an aging society by establishing an extended overlapping-generation model which endogenizes population aging.The theoretical analyses indicate that there are inverse U-curve relationships between the relative scale and structure of public human capital investment and economic growth.The op-timal scale and structure of public human capital investment are reflected by the correlation of aging popu-lation and economic growth.Specifically,if aging has positive (negative)effects on economic growth,the growth-oriented policy is to increase (decrease)public human capital investment to GDP ratio and public health investment to public human capital investment ratio.The empirical studies based on the panel data of Chinese provinces suggest that population aging has negative effects on economic growth.The scale of the public human capital investment and the proportion of public human health investment become so large,lying in the decline stage of inverse U-curve,that they depress the economic growth through crowd-ed-out effects.The policy implications of this paper are as follows:the government should increase the public education investment to public human capital investment ratio and encourage more efficient social private capital to invest in human capital accumulation so as to decrease the relative scale of public human capital investment;the scale of public physical investment should be reinforced at present.%本文利用内生化老龄化的世代交叠模型,探讨了老龄化社会中为了促进经济增长可选择的公共人力资本投资的最优相对规模和结构。本文研究表明,公共人力资本投资相对规模(即占 GDP 比例)和公共健康支出占比(即占公共人力资本投资比例)均与经济增长呈倒 U型关系,且最优值通过老龄化对经济增长的作用表现出来。即当老龄化对经济增

  10. Michigan's Infrastructure: Priorities for the Future. Capital Investment Needs 1985-1995.

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    The Michigan Infrastructure Coalition was formed to review needs and make judgments concerning priorities for future infrastructure investments in Michigan. This report describes the coalition's findings and is intended to serve as the guidelines for state elected officials. Contents include: (1) an introduction (specifying priority areas); (2)…

  11. Firm Size and Monetary Policy Transmission: A Theoretical Model on the Role of Capital Investment Expenditures

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    Raabe, K.; Arnold, I.; Kool, C.J.M.

    2006-01-01

    This paper presents a dynamic investment model that explains differences in the sensitivity of small- and large-sized firms to changes in the money market interest rate. In contrast to existing studies on the firm size effects of monetary policy, the importance of firms as monetary transmission chan

  12. Reducing Dependence Through Investment in Human Capital: An Assessment of Oman's Development Strategy

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    Looney, R.E.

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    Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, vol 24, no1, 1990. Refereed Journal Article The purpose of this paper is to assess Oman's post-1970 efforts at developing its human capital. In addition, estimates are made of the factors most likely to interfere with the country's progress in this area. The main findings of the study are that while impressive gains in education have been made, this progress may be threatened by the government's excessive military expenditure plans. While defen...

  13. Investment in Human Capital during Incarceration and Employment Prospects of Prisoners

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    Giles, Margaret; Le, Anh Tram

    2009-01-01

    The costs of incarceration and recidivism to the community are substantial. These costs not only include the direct costs of imprisonment but also the opportunity costs arising from depletion of human capital and loss of output. Policy makers have emphasised the importance of rehabilitating prisoners as a way of reducing recidivism. Consequently, the management of prisoners has changed, with more prisoners being encouraged to undertake some form of education, training and/or work during their...

  14. Credit Enhancements and Capital Markets to Fund Solar Deployment: Leveraging Public Funds to Open Private Sector Investment

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    Mendelsohn, M.; Urdanick, M.; Joshi, J.

    2015-02-01

    Credit enhancements represent a variety of financial support structures that are designed to reduce risk to those holding the debt, including debt raised via a securitization process, and thus lower the required yield associated with the security. The purpose of all forms of credit enhancement is to increase the collateral against which notes are secured (Lin,1999). The following section evaluates is not guaranteed. Perceived risks of the solar asset class--including those related to technology, offtaker creditworthiness, and regulatory policy--can increase the required yield, increase probability of investor loss of interest and/or principal, or both. In many cases, this is a cyclical phenomenon: risk perception is fed by lack of historical knowledge, which is in turn fed by risk perception. Therefore, successful access to capital market investment in order to spur low-cost solar deployment depends on the success of this initial fledgling period.

  15. The structured finance of leading private capital to invest cultural industry%民间资本投资文化产业的结构性融资

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    冷建飞

    2014-01-01

    This thesis constructs the system of private capital investment in the cultural industry by structured fi-nance, identifies the participation body, makes the flow of private capital investment in the cultural industry by structured finance, and settles the role of assistant people. Meanwhile, this thesis studies the key problem of private capital invest-ment in the cultural industry by structured finance. The thesis proposes that we should carry out the credit enhancement of assets pool, set up the SPV to quarantine the risks, and make a good price of private capital investment in cultural industry by structured finance. This thesis also deals with the operation mechanism of private capital investment in the cultural industry by structured finance. We must establish the mechanism of asset evaluation, improve the mechanism of investor protection, and perfect the mechanism of securities issuance.%本文对民间资本投资文化产业结构性融资的体系进行了构建,明确了参与的主体,制定了这种结构性融资的流程,梳理了辅助参与人的作用;对民间资本投资文化产业结构性融资的关键问题进行了研究,对资产池进行信用增级,设立好风险隔离的SPV,做好民间资本投资文化产业结构性融资的定价;对民间资本投资文化产业结构性融资的运行机制进行了研究,提出要建立资产评估机制、完善投资者保护机制、健全证券的发行机制。

  16. Real estate capitalization of Public Administration Institutions - a chance to stimulate investment and increase economic competitiveness

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    Ionut Constantin

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The divide in the development of the different European space regions, is exemplified by the different ability to attract investments between rural and urban areas. Urban areas usually assure to investors a broad availability of structures and services that rural areas cannot offer. Another limiting factor for rural areas is the difficulty the enterprises which want to localize their structures outside the urban area meet when they try to find information about the quantity and the quality of the available structures. This penalization affects also the unused real estates of the public administration institutions; these real estates could represent for the investors an important opportunity to improve area’s resources, meeting some forms of converging collaboration with the public administration institutions. POLYINVEST project aims at improving conditions for investment in the rural areas, directly tackling the development gap between the regions of the South East Europe and to develop an information system useful for those public administration institutions.

  17. R&D investment, searching and the research of venture capital investments cyclicality of multi-countries%R&D投资、搜寻与多个国家风险投资周期性波动研究

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    杜传文

    2013-01-01

    This article extends Barlevy's R&D investment volatility model, and constructs a logic linkage mechanism of R&D investment, venture capital investment and macroeconomic aggregates (GDP) fluctuations. The paper argues that when macroeconomic aggregates are in the downstream stage, the opportunity cost of R&D investments which enterprise carried out is small; enterprise should increase R&D investments. However, the investment risk is also high; enterprises should introduce a venture capital fund that can bear a higher risk. Venture capital investments increase R&D investment funds and improve the success probability of technological innovation, and enhance macroeconomic growth potential. We analyses the Granger causality relationship of R&D investments, venture capital investments and macroeconomic cyclical fluctuations of 12 countries in the 1995 - 2010 period. The test results further confirm the model inference. Finally, we suggested that when Chinas economic growth is in the relatively slow stage, China should further open up the capital market, encourage and guide more social capital into the field of venture capital investment. Through the introduction of more venture capital, we can improve the incentives of the R&D investment and technological innovation, and foster macroeconomic growth potential at various periods in the future.%文章对Barlevy的R&D投资波动模型进行了扩展,建立了R&D投资、风险投资与宏观经济总量(GDP)波动这三者之间的逻辑联系机制.论文认为,当宏观经济处于下行阶段时,企业进行R&D投资的机会成本较小,企业适于增加R&D投资.但是,企业此时进行投资的风险性也很大,有必要引入能承担更高风险的风险投资基金.风险投资的进入提高了企业的R&D投资资金和技术创新成功概率,并增进了宏观经济增长潜力.论文对12个国家在1995-2010年期间的R&D投资、风险投资和宏观经济周期性波动之间的关系进行

  18. Innovative I and C technology products - ensure long-term security of capital investments

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    I and C technology is one of the key systems in nuclear power plants. Keeping it at the latest state of the art is a worthwhile investment for nuclear power plant operators justified by increased safety and higher availability. The TELEPERM registered XS safety I and C technology developed by Framatome ANP, an AREVA and Siemens company, can be employed in various reactor lines made by different manufacturers. The main requirements to be met in safety I and C technology stem from its respective applications. Especially for backfitting purposes, the new system must be easy to integrate into existing concepts and solutions. Moreover, licensability in safety-related applications is an absolute must for any safety system. TELEPERM registered XS allows the broad range to be achieved which is necesssary to meet the safety requirements specific to each plant. In this way, all objectives of safety I and C in nuclear power plants can be met on one uniform systems platform. The use of TELEPERM registered XS involves only minor licensing risks, reduces operating costs, and ensures long-term security of investments. The advantages of a systems platform, such as high functionality and reliability, flexibility in use in a variety of areas, long-term support, extension of the high quantification level of the system, are documented in numerous applications all over the world. (orig.)

  19. THE INVESTMENT IN HUMAN CAPITAL, AN INTRISIC FACTOR OF THE SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC GROWTH

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    CRISTINA TEODORA BALACEANU

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available The educational system will need to direct its actions and programs towards the identification of the current and future values of the labour market, starting from the existing and potential labour resources, anticipating first and foremost the adjusting of the economy to fast-developing fields and domains, put forward by the State via the Fast-developing Field Strategies or even via the Fast-developing National Strategy. It will accordingly generate a binder between the demands of the labour market as a response to the developing necessities of the economy, and the training/specialization of the labour force as offered by the national syllabus. By these means the educational system would create a labour force compatible with the labour market, which is both a premiss for the increasing level of employment and for the sustainable economic growth. Our task is therefore to provide a concept of education related to technological progress, based on the model of Nelson and Phelps, and a suggestion for investments and education policies.

  20. 浅析人力资本投资与经济增长%Elementary Analysis on the Relationship Between Human Capital Investment and Economic Growth

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    尚忠人

    2001-01-01

    Human capital is the source for the realization of economicgrowth, and works as a determinant factor in promoting the restructure of industry and industrial development. Therefore, the stimulation and acceleration that the human capital investment exerts on the economic growth should be given enough attention to better the human capital investment and utilize the macro-and micro-environment, so as to improve the utilization efficiency of human capital. Raising accumulation of human capital and improving the quality of human resources for the establishment of the foundation of economic growth will help the rapid, steady healthy and sustainable economic growth.%人力资本是实现经济增长的源泉,对推动产业结构调整和产业发展起着决定性作用。因此,要重视人力资本投资对经济增长的促进作用,改善人力资本投资并提高其利用效率;增加人力资本的积累,提高人力资源的质量,以推动经济持续、稳定增长。

  1. NETWORK MODEL AND ALGORITHM FOR SOLVING PROBLEM PERTAINING TO OPTIMUM DISTRIBUTION OF CAPITAL INVESTMENT WHILE MODERNIZING ENTERPRISES OF HEATING SYSTEMS

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    V. A. Sednin

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available The paper presents a problem statement, a developed mathematical model and proposed algorithm for  solving  optimization of capital  investments in modernization  (introduction of  automatic  controlsystems of thermal processes of large systems of centralized heat supply which are based on application of network model.The formulated problem refers to the problems of combinatory (discrete optimization. Methods of «branches and boundaries» or dynamic programming are applied nowadays for solving problems of this type. These methods are not considered as universal ones because they greatly depend on description  of  solution feasible area. As a result of it it is not possible to develop a universal software for solving any assignments which can be formulated as problems of combinatory optimization.The presented network model of the investigated problem does not have above-mentioned disadvantages and an algorithm is proposed for solving this problem which admits a simple programming realization. 

  2. The Management of Investments in the Development of Human Capital as a Factor of the Increase of Competitiveness of an Industrial Enterprise

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    Freeman Іrina M.; Kovalchuk Konstantin F.

    2011-01-01

    In this work intercommunication of investments management in the development of human capital of an industrial enterprise is shown. The methods of investments management in the human capital of an enterprise are analysed and for validity of their investment the index of profitability of investments is offered.В работе отражена взаимосвязь управления инвестициями в развитие человеческого капитала промышленного предприятия с повышением его конкурентоспособности. Рассмотрены методы управления ин...

  3. The Current Dilemma of Private Capital Investment in Real Estate Investment Trusts and the Legal Countermeasures%民间资本投资房地产投资信托基金法律研究

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    邱思萍

    2015-01-01

    低迷的房地产市场使民间资本受到前所未有的冲击。民间资本正在寻求收益回报稳定的投资渠道,房地产企业又有着迫切的直接融资需求,房地产投资信托基金(REITs)开始受到民间资本的关注。但是中国还未出现国际意义上的 REITs,有关方面的专门立法至今尚未出台,民间资本投资 REITs 依然存在很多现实困境。只有借鉴美国、新加坡等国和香港、台湾地区立法,在明确信托财产权属、实现受益凭证自由流动、降低投资门槛、采取信托税制优惠等方面完善相关法律,才能最大程度地满足各方房地产市场主体的利益需求,使 REITs 成为广大中小民间投资者最主要的长期投资工具。%The downturn in the real estate market makes the private capital receive the unprecedented impact, which makes private capital be seeking stable returns of investment channels;the real estate development company also has an urgent demand for direct financing.Private capital has begun to concern about real estate investment trusts (REITs).But the international sense of REITs has not appeared in China;specifical legislation about REITs has not launched.Private capital investment in REITs still exist many practical difficulties.China should learn from the domestic and overseas legislation,such as USA,Singapore,Hongkong and Taiwan.China should improve the relevant legislation to clear ownership of the trust property in order to achieve free flow of beneficiary certificates,lower investment threshold,and take the trust tax concessions,etc in which ways to maximum meet the main parties to the interests of the real estate market and make REITs become a long -term investment tool for the medium and small private investors.

  4. African-American Communities in Economic Crisis: Adult Educators Investing in the Human Capital Development of the Urban Poor

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    Stephens, Mattyna L.

    2010-01-01

    Through discourse analysis the research will unearth the tension between the Theories of Human Capital (HCT) and the Work First Policy (WFP), Policies Informing Education (PIE), and Human Capital Development (HCD) as they relate to the labor market. The application of discourse analysis demonstrates how the tenants of HCT are missing components…

  5. Impact of Human Capital Investment on the Human Capital Depreciation%人力资本投资方式对人力资本贬值的影响——以上海高校扩招为例

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    黄维德; 柯迪

    2012-01-01

    人力资本不舍理的投资方式会造成人力资本贬值。以上海高校扩招为例,分析其导致的人均教育资源摊薄、人才供给失衡,及由此产生的失业问题;并通过建立向量自回归模型及脉冲响应函数,考察高校在校总人数与城镇失业率之间的动态联系,可得知两者间存在着相互因果关系,高校学生总数增加对地区失业率有明显正向冲击。这说明以高校扩招为典型的人力资本投资失衡将对就业情况产生不利影响,从而降f酝士会人力资本_使用效率,造成人力资本贬值。%Unreasonable human capital investment will lead to human capital depreciation. Taking higher edu- cation expansion in Shanghai as an example, cause average education resource diluted, tal the paper pointed out that unreasonable education investment will ent supply imbalance and resulting unemployment issues. Accord- ing to establishment of vector auto-regressive (VAR) and impulse response function (IRF), the paper examined the dynamic relation between the total number of students in regional colleges and regional unemployment rate in Shanghai. The empirical results show that there exists causal relation between both. The former impacted the latter obviously and positively. It is explained that unreasonable human capital investment has a significant impact on the employment in Shanghai, and that the hypothesis has been proved empirically.

  6. Medieval capital markets. Markets for renten between state formation and private investment in Holland (1300-1550)

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    Zuijderduijn, C.J.

    2007-01-01

    The book is structured as follows. Chapter 1 introduces medieval Holland as a significant entity for institutional-economic development by discussing how the state created a county wide societal structure. As a proto-territorial state Holland had a uniform judiciary, a government apparatus that gave shape to the public sector and regulations aimed at the capital market. At the same time the counts of Holland profited from the capital market: they used funded debt to finance state formation. L...

  7. Human capital and the adoption of information and communications technologies: Evidence from investment climate survey of Pakistan

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    Mughal, Mazhar; Barassou DIAWARA

    2011-01-01

    This paper studies the impact of human capital on the adoption and diffusion of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) in the Pakistani firms using the World Bank Enterprise Survey 2002-07. The paper considers various indicators of human capital and measures of ICT adoption and diffusion. On-the-job training, manager's level of qualification and production workers' level of education are found to positively determine the use of emails, website and other means of communication in a ...

  8. A three pronged approach to community scale renewable energy: Education, incremental capital investment and smart grid technology

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    Demeo, Anna E.

    ; first hand exposure to technology, providing a sense of independence that strengthens communities, and developing a direct link between the energy people use and how that energy is created. Ultimately community scale renewable energy projects help bolster support for large-scale projects that are imperative to making real and lasting progress towards reducing emissions. Finally, technological advancements in renewable energy generation, energy storage and distribution systems, are imperative to replacing fossil fuels. The shift towards a higher penetration of renewable energy into the electric grid can be realized with the implementation of a more sophisticated smart grid, which uses dynamic demand response to alter demand to follow generation. Introduction of tidal power can serve to further stabilize the grid and reduce the amount of storage required. This work describes an interdisciplinary approach to addressing issues of energy, and thereby climate, through substantive efforts in three concentrations; energy literacy education, community driven renewable energy projects based on incremental capital investment and a smart, micro grid encompassing tidal power and other renewable energy source.

  9. CAPITAL STRUCTURE AND VENTURE CAPITAL

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    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Venture capital significantly changes the capital structure of the portfolio company at the time of the investment. Venture capitalists contribute to the company’s success through their active involvement in the management and their added value appears in the increase of the value of the equity. At the same time with taking active role in the management, agency problem occurs, that complicates the cooperation and the success of exit. In this article we search the answer for the question whether the preferred equity, that are commonly used in the US for bridging the agency problem, are used and able to help Hungarian venture capitalists to manage agency problems. On the other hand we examined how the venture capital affect capital structure, how the venture capitalists value added appear in the capital structure. During the evaluation of the three case studies, we came to the conclusion, that the venture capital investments have positive effect on the liabilities of the enterprises, as the capital structure indexes show. However, the investors need the ownership, which help them to step up resolutely, when things change for the worse, and companies need the expertise, which the investors bring with their personal assistance. The investor’s new attitude also has positive effect on a mature company, which has an experienced leader, because he can show another aspect, as a person who come from outside. During the examination of the capital structure, we cannot disregard the events of the company’s environment, which have effects on the firm. The investor’s decisions also appear different ways. Because of this, every venture capital investment is different, just as the capital structure of the firms, in which they invest.

  10. Crowding - in Effect of Public Investment on Private Investment

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    Toshiya Hatano

    2010-01-01

    This study investigates the effects of public investment on private investment based on Japanese empirical data. Since public capital is accumulated in tandem with the accumulation of private capital in the long-run from a historical perspective, it is quite natural that there is a positive relationship between private investment and public investment. However, some previous studies have provided evidence for the crowding-in effect of public investment on private investment while other studie...

  11. INTERPRETING OVERALL INEQUALITY IN CHINA: THE ROLES OF PHYSICAL CAPITAL, HUMAN CAPITAL AND SOCIAL CAPITAL

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    Yuheng LI; Westlund, Hans

    2013-01-01

    This paper investigates the relationship between overall inequality in China and the contributions of physical capital, human capital and social capital. The investment in physical capital tends to enlarge overall inequality while human capital helps to reduce the inequality. Human capital appears to be more influential than physical capital in overall inequality reduction in the research period. Social capital (people's social networks) however, does not seem to exert any impact on overall i...

  12. 75 FR 3502 - KLH Capital, L.P.; Notice Seeking Exemption Under 312 of the Small Business Investment Act...

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    2010-01-21

    ..., FL 33609. The financing is contemplated for expansion, product development, and working capital. The... (``the Act''), in connection with the financing of a small concern, has sought an exemption under section 312 of the Act and section 107.730, Financings which Constitute Conflicts of Interest of the...

  13. Urban College Graduates: Their Investments in and Returns for Strong Quantitative Skills, Social Capital Skills, and Soft Skills

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    Haynes, Marie Ellen

    2010-01-01

    This case study examined strong quantitative skills, social capital skills, and soft skills of urban college graduates using data from the Multi-City Study of Urban Inequality Household Survey. The urban college graduates lived in Atlanta, Boston, or Los Angeles and had bachelor's, master's, PhD, and professional degrees. Among the three skills…

  14. 77 FR 11618 - Solutions Capital I, L.P.; Notice Seeking Exemption Under the Small Business Investment Act...

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    2012-02-27

    ... Act''), in connection with the financing of a small concern, has sought an exemption under Sec. 312 of the Act and Sec. 107.730, Financings which constitute conflicts of interest, of the Small Business Administration Rules and Regulations (13 CFR 107). Solutions Capital I, L.P., proposes to acquire debt...

  15. The Performance of Intellectual Capital

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    Murthy, Vijaya; Mouritsen, Jan

    2011-01-01

    between human, organisational, relational and financial capital. Design/methodology/approach – The paper uses a case study of a firm that invests in intellectual capital in order to develop financial capital. It traces the relationship between intellectual capital elements and financial capital via...

  16. Tax Competition and Foreign Direct Investment: assessing the role of market potential and trade costs in a "Footloose Capital" framework

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    Vincent Delbecque

    2008-01-01

    This paper investigates the impact of the corporate income tax on the geographical distribution of French firms Foreign Direct Investment port- folio across 26 European countries. The empirical assessment is based on Baldwin (1999) new economic geography model in which we focus on the location of firms with respect to level of taxation. In this model, the magnitude of the impact of taxation on location decision partly depends on the market size and the level of trade costs. Indeed, firms may ...

  17. FINANCIAL-ACCOUNTING INFORMATION: A GENUINE FACTOR OF POWER IN THE CAPITAL MARKET INVESTMENT GAIN-LOSS RATIO

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    Full Text Available The main objective of accounting is to provide information to ensure a true and fair view of the financial position, financial performance and changes in financial position of the entity, for the use of such information by internal and external users, in order to sustain economic decisions. To achieve this objective, it is necessary that current accounting work to periodically synthesize generalized information that would be relevant to characterize the activity carried out by an entity within a certain time period. Globalization of capital markets has resulted in the need for consistent information, becoming stronger, understanding and comparing financial information to various corporations.

  18. Calculation of the working capital invested in fuel cycles and its interest charges (1963); Calcul des immobilisations financieres des cycles de combustible (1963)

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    Gaussens, J. [Commissariat a l' Energie Atomique, Saclay (France). Centre d' Etudes Nucleaires

    1963-07-01

    All the processes undergone by the nuclear material, including the various steps of fuel element manufacturing and of irradiated fuel reprocessing lead to working capital investments varying with the type of reactor, that must be taken into account in the kWh cost calculation. The author deals with a calculation method called: 'present worth method' and gives some examples concerning reactors the main fuel of which being either natural uranium or enriched uranium or plutonium. He especially points out the importance these investments may take in the case of fast breeder reactors. (author) [French] L'ensemble des etapes parcourues par la matiere fissile comprenant les divers stades d'elaboration des elements combustibles et de leur traitement apres irradiation, implique des immobilisations financieres tres differentes d'un type de reacteur a l'autre, dont il convient de tenir compte dans le calcul du cout du kWh. L'auteur expose une methode de calcul dite 'd'actualisation des couts' et donne quelques exemples relatifs aux reacteurs utilisant l'uranium naturel, l'uranium enrichi et le plutonium comme combustible principal. Il montre en particulier l'importance que peuvent avoir ces immobilisations dans le cas des reacteurs surregenerateurs. (auteur)

  19. Venture capital and internationalization

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    Schertler, Andrea; Tykvova, Tereza

    2011-01-01

    Cross-border investments represent a substantial share of venture capital activities. We use a comprehensive dataset on investments worldwide to analyze the internationalization of venture capital financing. We postulate that cross-border activity is shaped by macroeconomic factors in the venture ca

  20. Intervention analysis of time series of heritage and capital flow of socially responsible investment funds of Brazil

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    Luis Ferruz Agudo

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study is to analyze whether creating an own category for Socially Responsible Investment Funds (FISR in Brazil generates time series changes in heritage and cash flow of these funds. We studied all FISR Brazilians during the period 2001 to 2009. The methodology used was the Box & Jenkins (1970 and interventions. The results reveal interventions in the two variables; however, the interventions take place before the change of category. Another important conclusion is that the category change does not cause alterations in the time series of the two variables considered.

  1. Human capital and productivity

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    Fuente, Ángel de la

    2011-01-01

    This paper surveys the empirical literature on human capital and productivity and summarizes the results of my own work on the subject. On balance, the available evidence suggests that investment in education has a positive, significant and sizable effect on productivity growth. According to my estimates, moreover, the social returns to investment in human capital are higher than those on physical capital in most EU countries and in many regions of Spain.

  2. Investment opportunities as real options

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    Rovčanin, Adnan

    2005-01-01

    Opportunity (optional) approach to capital investment appraisal represents, completely new theoretical and methodological framework for investment analysis. Compared to traditional, discount cash flow (DCF) model of analysis, the optional approach provides opportunity for valuation and managing flexibility, i.e. possibility of approaching (amending the previous decisions) in compliance with market changes. Risk and uncertainty are inevitably following the capital investment. Therefore, the im...

  3. 创业投资“阶段后移”的解释——基于博弈论的分析%Explaination of Venture Capital Investment Stage Moving Back

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    马军伟; 王剑华

    2011-01-01

    Venture capital is always the main financing form of the rising companies especially the high-tech enterprises in their early development. Adversely,we find that the stage of main venture capital investment moves back in the growing process of venture capital investment from the research. From the very first beginning,there was the problem of the venture capital stage moving back in China, which was adverse to the aim of releasing innovation energy and promoting high-tech achievements through the development of venture capital. In a word, venture capital is risk avoidance industry, and the investment stage moving back is the game between venture capital firms and venture firms.%创业投资一直是新兴企业特别是高技术企业在其发展前期阶段融资的主要形式.但我们通过研究发现,创业投资机构往往偏好创业企业或项目的中后期阶段,投资阶段呈现明显的后移趋势.我国国内创业投资机构从一开始就存在投资阶段后移的问题,与政府通过发展创业投资来促进创新创业能量的释放和推动我国高科技成果转化的出发点相悖.总体来说,我国创业投资属于风险意识较弱的一种行业,投资阶段后移是我国政府机构附属型创业投资机构与创业企业的博弈结果.

  4. Study on Introduction Mechanism Based on Joint of Entrepreneurial Intellectual Capital Venture Investments%基于联合风险投资的创业智力资本导入机理研究

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    曾蔚; 游达明

    2011-01-01

    本文首先描述了创业企业通过吸收联合风险投资获得发展所急需的财务资本与智力资本而飞速发展的现象;然后阐述了创业智力资本的结构,探讨了基于联合风险投资的创业智力资本的导入机理;最后,进行了具体案例的剖析。%Joint venture investments are increasingly welcome by entrepreneurial enterprises. The reason is that many entrepreneurial enterprises can get their badly-needed financial capital and intellectual capital through absorbing joint venture investments and grow rapidly. This paper described the phenomenon and then expounded intellectual capital structure. Moreover, this paper analyzed the introduction mechanism of intellectual capital based on joint venture investments. Finally, the paper conducted an empirical study of a listed company in China.

  5. Inversión en Capital Humano y la Oferta de Trabajo

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    Joseph Ramos

    1983-01-01

    This paper explores an asymmetry between investments in human capital and those in physical or financial capital. Human capital investments are unable to separate incomes derived ,from capital from those derived from one's own work, in this way limiting t

  6. Motivation of private capital investing in non-for -profit hospital and government incentive policy%民营资本举办非营利性医院动因与政府激励性政策实施

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    李大壮; 魏东海; 丁伯凤; 李干; 王练深; 黄敏芳

    2015-01-01

    民营资本举办非营利性医院既有着促进社会公益的愿望,也有着实现自身利益的需求。允许民营资本从举办非营利性医院中获得利益回报具有现实必要性和客观可行性。政府通过调整民营资本投资非营利性医院的激励政策,有利于达到鼓励社会公益和实现投资者利益的双赢效果。%The motivations of private capital investing on the non-for-profit medical institutions are not only for public welfare but also for their individual interests. The realistic necessity and feasibility of the private capital obtaining return of investment from the non-for-profit hospitals were analyzed. The win-win outcome of both public welfare and return of investment can be achieved by adjusting incentive policy of private capital investing non-for-profit hospital.

  7. Private equity and regulatory capital

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    D. Bongaerts; E. Charlier

    2009-01-01

    Regulatory capital requirements for European banks have been put forward in the Basel II Capital Framework and subsequently in the capital requirements directive (CRD) of the EU. We provide a detailed discussion of the capital requirements for private equity investments under different approaches. F

  8. 基本养老金市场化投资的理论依据与风险控制%The Theoretical Basis and Risk Control of the Basic Pension Insurance Investing in the Capital Market

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    唐运舒; 胡琪

    2014-01-01

    Based on the perspective of the interaction between investment of pension insurance and capital market,taking the relevant data of China’s social security funds and development of capital market as samples,the paper uses Granger causality test and co-integration test to study the interactive relationship between investment of pension insurance and capital market, and aims to seek evidence to support the basic pension insurance to invest in the capital market. The empirical results show that the investment of social security funds is a significant cause of the development of China’s capital market,so the results sup-port the basic pension insurance to enter the capital market. Meanwhile,this paper applies the principle of the portfolio to simu-late the risk environment of the developed market. The results indicate that the stock proportion should be controlled within 30%,which has almost the same risk level of the investment as that of US pension insurance.%文章从养老金投资与资本市场互动的视角,以全国社会保障基金和资本市场发展数据为样本,通过格兰杰因果检验和协整检验,研究养老金投资与资本市场发展两者之间的互动关系,为我国基本养老金能否进行入市投资寻求证据支撑,实证表明全国社保基金的投资是我国资本市场发展的重要原因,结果支持我国基本养老金进行市场化投资。同时,运用资产组合原理,模拟成熟市场中的风险环境,通过测算得出,我国基本养老金入市投资承受与美国养老金投资相当的风险,其资产组合中股票配置的比例应控制在30%以内。

  9. 高新技术企业人力资本投资对财务绩效的影响分析%Analysis of the Impact of High-Tech Enterprise Human Capital Investment on Financial Performance

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    刘叶云; 朱洪慧

    2014-01-01

    This paper focuses on the impact of human capital investment of high-tech enterprise on the finan-cial performance.40 “National Torch Plan” enterprises in eight high-tech fields were selected as samples.Gray correlation analysis method was used to discuss the effects of human capital investment on the financial performance of different high-tech enterprises.The results show that there is a strong positive correlation between the amount of high-tech enterprise human capital investment and its financial performance.Furtheremore, it is revealed that hu-man capital investment has greatest influence on financial performance in new materials technology enterprises.%围绕高新技术企业人力资本投资对财务绩效的影响这一中心,选取八大高新技术领域的40家“国家火炬计划”企业为样本。采用灰色关联分析方法探讨了人力资本投资对不同高新技术企业财务绩效的影响,研究发现高新技术企业人力资本投入额与其财务绩效之间具有较强正相关关系,人力资本投资对新材料技术类企业财务绩效的影响最大。

  10. Foreign capital inflows: another Trojan horse?

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    Gerald H. Anderson; Bryan, Michael F.

    1989-01-01

    An analysis of the role of foreign investment in U.S. resource allocation, finding that the large influx of foreign capital in the 1980s has been used predominantly to fund domestic investment and consumer investment spending.

  11. Experiences and reference on private capital invest in medical institute in other countries%国外社会资本办医经验的借鉴与启示

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    李丽; 王玲玲; 路明; 刘宇; 郭遐; 高树宽; 王俊

    2015-01-01

    随着我国医药卫生体制改革的不断深化,鼓励和引导社会资本办医,形成多元化办医格局已成为新的发展趋势,有必要学习和借鉴国外好的社会资本办医经验。从税收政策、医疗保险、人力资本管理等方面介绍了美国、德国、日本等国家的社会资本办医情况,为我国社会资本办医提供借鉴。%With the deepening of new healthcare reform, it is the trends to encourage private capital invest in medical institute and shape a diversity ownership of medical institute. It is necessary referring experiences of private capital investing medical institute from other countries. The experiences of private capital invest in medical institute from America, Germany and Japan in aspects of tax policies, medical insurance and human resources management are discussed to give some reference.

  12. Vector Error Correction Model on Talents Capital Investment and Economic Growth in China%我国人才资本投资与经济增长的向量误差修正模型

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    刘喜怀

    2013-01-01

    通过对我国1980-2011年间的人才资本投资与经济增长的有关数据进行Johansen协整检验、单位根检验,建立了人才资本投资与经济增长的协整方程,构建了人才资本投资与经济增长的向量误差修正模型,从而得出二者之间的长期依赖、短期波动及格兰杰因果关系等结论.%This paper mainly sets up the cointegration equation by Johansen cointegration testing and unit root testing a-bout the correlative data of talents capital investment and economic growth during the period 1980 — 2010 year. It builds the vector error correction model on talents capital investment and economic growth, then draws the conclusion of long-run dependence, short term fluctuation and Granger causality relationship between talents capital investment and economic growth.

  13. The Influence of Cross and Human Capital investment on R&D Outsourcing Decision-making Mechanisms%相互投资与人力资本投资对研发外包决策影响研究

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    杨治; 张俊

    2011-01-01

    本文运用产权理论模型,通过分析最优和次优两种状态下企业和研发机构的均衡投资水平,重点讨论企业和研发单位自我投资和相互投资对研发外包决策的影响,并通过进一步揭示物质资产与人力资产在研发外包中的作用,提出根据专用性投资的特点调整研发外包策略,继而实现最优的研发效果.研究结果表明:相互投资弹性更高的一方更应该拥有外包的所有权;企业应根据双方相互投资的投资弹性高低调整研发外包策略;外包项目中人力资本投资比物质资本投资更重要.研究结果对企业有效利用研发外包进行创新提供了有力的理论指导.%An increasing number of companies are investing in R&D activities in order to gain sustainable competitive advantages in the global economy. Limited internal resources force many companies to outsource part or all of their R&D activities, and has resulted in the establishment of new value creation models. Although extended R&D activities are essential to open innovation, the current R&D outsourcing literature neglects the cooperative innovation relationship between R&D partners and does not make assumptions based on the relationship.Conventional property right theory emphasizes on physical asset. However, R&D activities primarily involve the investment of intangible human capital. It is unclear about the potential influence of human capital and physical asset investment on property rights for R&D outsourcing activities. Built upon the property right theory, this paper first examines the investment equilibrium for R&D outsourcing partners under two different conditions. Second, we show the impact of self-investment and cross-investment on R&D outsourcing decisions. Third, we investigate the roles of physical and human capital assets in R&D outsourcing mechanisms.The first part of this paper introduces our proposed model structure. Expected payoff of R&D outsourcing partners is

  14. Research onthe Effect of Human Capital Investment on Workers’ T urnover Decision%人力资本投资对劳动者离职决策的影响研究

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    田辉

    2016-01-01

    人力资本投资使得劳动者不再具有劳动力市场上的同质性。人力资本投资对劳动者的离职决策具有双重影响:一方面,人力资本投资会增加人力资本存量和双方的合作剩余,降低劳动者离职的可能性;另一方面,人力资本投资可能会增加人力资本的专用性,增加雇主对劳动者的敲竹杠行为,从而降低劳动者的公平感,导致其采用离职来表达自身不满。%Human capital investment makes workers have no longer the homogeneity in the labor mar-ket .Human capital investment has dual effects on workers’turnover decision :on the one hand ,it may in-crease the stock of human capital and both sides of the surplus of cooperation ,reduce the possibility of labo-rer workers’ turnover ;on the other hand ,it may increase the specificity of human capital ,increase the employer’s ripped off behavior to workers ,reduce the workers’ sense of fairness ,and lead to express their discontent by leaving the company .

  15. Anticipated and experienced emotions in an investment experiment

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    R.A.J. Bosman; F.A.A.M. van Winden

    2001-01-01

    his paper experimentally investigates investment behavior.We find that global risk - i.e. risk independent of an agent’sinvestment decision (like political risk) - substantiallydecreases investment. Also effort to obtain the capital usedfor investment decreases investment substantially. Theseresults

  16. Guiding Overseas Investment

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    LAN XINZHEN

    2010-01-01

    @@ In line with China's economic development,a policy introduced earlier this year was meant to optimize the structure of and serve as a guideline in utilizing foreign capital and dircct such investment to China's central and western regions. Now, a new scheme is dem-onstrating the Chinese Government's determi-nation and confidence to further improve the investment environment for foreign capital and enhance its policy initiative.

  17. A Survey of Venture Capital Research

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    Da Rin, M.; Hellmann, T.; Puri, M.L.

    2011-01-01

    This survey reviews the growing body of academic work on venture capital. It lays out the major data sources used. It examines the work on venture capital investments in companies, looking at issues of selection, contracting, post-investment services and exits. The survey considers recent work on organizational structures of venture capital firms, and the relationship between general and limited partners. It discusses the work on the returns to venture capital investments. It also examines pu...

  18. 智力资本投资对企业营运能力的有效性研究%Effectiveness of Intellectual Capital Investment in Enterprise’s Operating Capacity

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    杨静; 曲培烊; 沈琳浩

    2014-01-01

    企业智力资本的投入对其营运能力有着重要的影响。通过实证检验可知,企业人力资本、关系资本、流程资本的投入对企业营运能力提供正向影响,而创新资本的投入与企业营运能力负相关。知识经济时代,智力资本的价值创造功能越来越凸显,它可以帮助企业实现资源的优化配置,提升企业营运效率,为企业赢得竞争优势。%The investment of the intellectual capital has significant influence on the enterprise’s operating capability. Through empirical test, the human capital, the client capital and the process capital poses a positive effect on the enterprise’s operating capability. But the innovation capital is negatively related to the enterprise’s operating capability. In the era of knowledge economy, the intellectual capital’s function of value creation is increasingly prominent. It can help enterprises optimize resources allocation, enhance operating efficiency and win the competitive advantage.

  19. Investment and uncertainty

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    Greasley, David; Madsen, Jakob B.

    2006-01-01

    A severe collapse of fixed capital formation distinguished the onset of the Great Depression from other investment downturns between the world wars. Using a model estimated for the years 1890-2000, we show that the expected profitability of capital measured by Tobin's q, and the uncertainty...

  20. 过度自信调节下董事会人力资本与企业R & D投入关系研究%The Effect of Board Human Capital and Manager Overconfidence on R & D Investment

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    马璐; 彭陈

    2016-01-01

    结合资源依赖理论及冲突理论,以2013-2014年中国创业板149家企业为样本,运用回归分析法考察了董事会人力资本对企业R&D投入的影响,探讨了管理者过度自信在这一过程中的调节作用。结果显示:董事会人力资本广度与企业 R&D投入强度显著负相关;②董事会人力资本深度与企业 R&D投入强度显著正相关;③管理者过度自信对董事会人力资本深度和广度与企业R&D投入之间的关系皆具有显著的负向调节作用,即管理者过度自信程度越高,董事会人力资本深度对企业R&D投入的促进效用越小,其广度对企业R&D投入的消极作用越强。%By employing the data of listed GEM firms from 2013 to 2014 and the regression model ,the research ,combined with resource dependence view and conflict theory ,not only empirically examined the effects of the board human capital on the firm R&D investment ,but also explored the moderating role of managerial overconfident in this process .The results showed that the breadth of board human capital is negatively related with R&D investment ,the depth of board human cap‐ital is positive related with R&D investment ,and at the same time ,managerial overconfidence moderates this relationship . The study suggest that :With the improvement of managerial overconfidence ,the negative effect of the breadth of board human capital on the firm R&D investment will be stronger ,while the positive effect of the depth of board human capital on the firm R&D investment will be reduced .

  1. 我国高等教育人力资本投资私人收益率研究%Study On the Private Rates of Return to Human Capital Investment of Higher Education

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    张东; 朱必祥

    2012-01-01

    基于人力资本理论对1998—2006年入学的大学生的高等教育人力资本投资私人收益率进行实证研究,研究发现不论仅系数(收入差异归因于教育的比例)取何值,1998年以来的高等教育人力资本投资私人收益率均呈下降趋势,研究表明这是导致高中毕业生“弃考”的经济原因。%This paper is to study the private rates of returning to human capital investment of higher education from 1998 to 2006 based on human capital theory and educational economics theory, The study finds that no matter what of (the rate of earning difference causing by education) would be, the private rates of return to human capital invest- ment of higher education has been decreasing since 1998. This is the economic mason why some senior middle school graduates are abandoning the entrance examination of college.

  2. Guiding Overseas Investment

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    2010-01-01

    Detailed tasks have been assigned to different government departments to attract and utilize foreign capital In line with China’s economic development,a policy introduced earlier this year was meant to optimize the structure of and serve as a guideline in utilizing foreign capital and direct such investment to China’s central and western regions. Now,a new scheme is demonstrating the Chinese Government’s determination and confidence to further improve the investment environment for foreign capital and enhance its policy initiative.

  3. Human Capital and Optimal Positive Taxation of Capital Income

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    B. Jacobs (Bas); A.L. Bovenberg (Lans)

    2005-01-01

    textabstractThis paper analyzes optimal linear taxes on capital and labor incomes in a life-cycle model of human capital investment, financial savings, and labor supply with heteroge- nous individuals. A dual income tax with a positive marginal tax rate on not only labor income but also capital inco

  4. Worker Remittances and Capital Flows

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    Buch, Claudia M; Kuckulenz, Anja; Le Manchec, Marie-Helene

    2002-01-01

    The debate on the risks and benefits of the globalisation of international capital markets has focused on the volume and the volatility of the main capital flows — foreign direct investment (FDI), portfolio investment, and foreign bank lending. Financial transfers in the form of worker remittances have received less attention in this context. This paper provides an analysis on the magnitude of remittances, their volatility, and their relationship to other capital flows. Moreover, we provide ...

  5. New Capital Estimates for China

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    Holz, Carsten A

    2005-01-01

    Data on physical capital are an indispensable part of economic growth and efficiency studies. In the case of China, fixed asset time series are usually derived either by aggregating gross fixed capital formation data over time, net of depreciation, or by correcting the limited official fixed asset data available. These procedures, to varying degrees, ignore that (i) gross fixed capital formation does not equal investment, (ii) investment does not equal the value of fixed assets newly created ...

  6. Specialization and Human Capital in Search Equilibrium

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    Mukoyama, Toshihiko; Şahin, Ayşegül

    2005-01-01

    This paper constructs a general equilibrium search-matching model with heterogeneous workers. Workers choose whether to invest in general human capital or specific human capital when they enter the labor market. We analyze how unemployment benefits affect the choice of the type of human capital investment.

  7. Banking on a level playing field : the role of social capital in the promotion process to MD in a major investment bank : is it different for women?

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    Pryce, Patricia

    2013-01-01

    This thesis analyses individual experiences of the promotion process to Managing Director within a global bank to identify the contribution made by social capital. Using Nahapiet and Ghoshal’s (1998) three-dimension framework as the theoretical lens, the thesis extends social capital research beyond its largely quantitative focus on network analysis (structural dimension) to understand more clearly the relative importance and impact of the relational and cognitive dimensions. Semi-structured ...

  8. Corruption, Public Expenditure, and Human Capital Accumulation

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    Spyridon Boikos

    2013-01-01

    In this paper we investigate the effect of corruption on human capital accumulation through two channels. The first channel is through the effect of corruption on the public expenditure on education and the second channel is through the effect of corruption on the physical capital investment. Public expenditure on education affects positively human capital, while physical capital can obsolete human capital. Initially, we construct an endogenous two-sector growth model with human capital accum...

  9. 12 CFR 211.9 - Investment procedures.

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    2010-01-01

    ... investments in excess of the limitations therein based on capital and surplus. (1) Minimum capital adequacy... bank shall be in compliance with applicable minimum standards for capital adequacy set out in the Capital Adequacy Guidelines; provided that, if the investor is an Edge or agreement corporation,...

  10. The Effect of Net National Product on Chinese Human Capital Investment%绿化国民收入与人力资本投资模式再解读

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    熊娜

    2012-01-01

    我国经济结构向环境友好、资源节约方向转变将影响人力资本投资模式。文中引入净国民收入资调整时,可持续经济比重上升,收入对人力资本的作用方向由负转正,人力资本投资决策由教育机会成本主导转变为收益主导,利于经济持续发展;但因当前人力资本收益多由非可持续型经济提供,提高可持续经济占比将压缩劳动力需求,加剧劳动力供给的结构性过剩;上述困境可借助消费政策予以缓解,因消费对人力资本波动的影响力远大于收入。综上,推进经济结构调整,最小化其对劳动力市场的不良冲击.应降低消费支出的泡沫比。%To readjust economic structure to resource conservation and environment friendly society, it is important to ex- plain the effect of the readjustment on labor market and then human capital investment behavior. The paper proposes to use the theory of sustainable development by introducing concept of Net National Product to improve the cointegration system consisting of logarithm of income and consumption, and average years of schooling invented by Xiong-Na. In details, the income will be adjusted by conventional gross investment, conventional net investment, green net investment and genuine investment separately. Sufficient results for modified cointegration system have been observed with the method we depicted above, which suggests the behavior of human capital investment turns to be driven by the return of education from the opportunity cost when the income is adjusted by saving rates from the conventional gross one to the genuine one. This work gives an implication that unsustainable economic activities occupy the major part of labor force in the market thus it is nessecery to crushed foam from consumption expenditure to minimize social cost of economic structure readjustment.

  11. Human Capital and Optimal Positive Taxation of Capital Income

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    Jacobs, B; Bovenberg, A.L.

    2005-01-01

    This paper analyzes optimal linear taxes on capital and labor incomes in a life-cyclemodel of human capital investment, financial savings, and labor supply with heteroge-nous individuals. A dual income tax with a positive marginal tax rate on not onlylabor income but also capital income is optimal. The positive tax on capital incomeserves to alleviate the distortions of the labor tax on human capital accumulation.The optimal marginal tax rate on capital income is lower than that on labor inco...

  12. THE IMPORTANCE OF CAPITAL MARKET IN ECONOMY

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    Alin Marius Andrieş

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available All participants in capital markets are asking how to finance investments or to invest money available. The answer to these questions depends on the situation you have: deficit or surplus capital. This article addresses issues concerning the place and role of capital market within the financial markets and in financing investments, trying to highlight the growing importance of this subsystem, shown both to economic agents and to all categories of investors.

  13. Life-Cycle Wage Growth and Heterogeneous Human Capital

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    Carl Sanders; Christopher Taber

    2012-01-01

    Wages grow rapidly for young workers, and the human capital investment model is the classic framework to explain this growth. While estimation and the theory of human capital have traditionally focused on general human capital, both have evolved toward models of heterogeneous human capital. In this article, we review and evaluate the current state of this literature. We exposit the classic model of general human capital investment and extend it to show how a model of heterogeneous human capit...

  14. The “Public Capital Hypothesis” : The Case of Germany

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    Conrad, Klaus; Seitz, Helmut

    1992-01-01

    According to the "public capital hypothesis" public investment crowds in private investment by increasing the rate of return to private capital. The present paper uses an extended cost function with public capital included as an unpaid fixed factor of production to ex- amine the impact public capital has on the private economy. Using a panel of four highly aggregated sectors of the West German Economy, it is shown, that the provision of public capital raises the demand for private capital, as...

  15. Problems Analysis of Chinese Higher Education Under the Guid ance of Human Capital Investment Thoery%我国高等教育发展中存在的问题及对策研究

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    寇庆男

    2015-01-01

    As a mode of human capital investment ,higher education plays an important part in talent cultivation and storage of human capital .With the implement of enlargement of admission to university policy in 1997 , the scale of higher education has been extended .But there arise problems of higher education to impede the progress of higher education severely .Based on the theory of human capital investment , we analyzed the problems and put forward some suggestions to promote the development of higher educa -tion in China from aspects of individual investor , college and government .%高等教育作为人力资本投资的方式之一,在人才培养及人力资本存量积累方面起着重要的作用。随着1997年我国开始实行高等院校“扩招”政策,我国高等教育的普及规模再一次扩大,然而近些年高等教育在发展的过程中遇到一些问题,严重阻碍我国高等教育事业的前进步伐。基于人力资本投资理论,我们有必要剖析我国高等教育存在的问题,并从个人投资者、高校和政府的角度提出建议,希望对我国高等教育事业的良性发展有所帮助。

  16. Environment Uncertainty and Local Bias:An Empirical Analysis of Chinese Venture Capital Investments%环境不确定性与本地投资偏好--基于中国本土VC样本的研究

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    黄晓; 陈金丹; 于斌斌

    2015-01-01

    Venture capital usually prefers to invest in the target venture geographically closer with itself in order to mitigate environment uncertainty derived from information asymmetries and agency cost. By collecting the infor-mation of 3558 investment deals in 2207 Chinese portfolio firms invested by 587 Chinese venture capital firms be-tween 1993 and 2012 from Thomson Venture Xpert database, this paper examines the influence of uncertainty on local bias of Chinese venture capital using Binary Logistic Regression method from two levels: venture-specific un-certainty and market-specific uncertainty. The result indicates that the reduced environment uncertainty will miti-gate the local bias of Chinese venture capital controlling the variables of strategy option and the characteristics of venture capital firms in the context of capital market segmentation in China. Therefore, for those undeveloped re-gions, to reduce the environment uncertainty is needed to absorb more outside venture capital and promote the lo-cal innovation.%为了消除信息不对称及代理成本增加所带来的环境不确定性,风险投资机构往往倾向于进行地理邻近的本地投资。通过Thomson Venture Xporter数据库搜集到1993—2012年间587家中国本土风险投资企业投资于2207家本土创新企业的共计3558个投资交易样本,以此为实证对象,运用二元Logistic回归方法,从微观企业层面和宏观市场层面研究了环境不确定性对风险投资本地偏好的影响。研究表明,在中国现有的资本市场分割情境下,当控制了风险投资的战略选择及风险投资机构的特征等变量后,随着环境不确定性水平的降低,风险投资机构对本地偏好的依赖也会随之减弱。因此,对于后发地区而言,可以通过降低投资环境的不确定性,来吸引更多的外地风险资本而实现本地的创新发展。

  17. Environment Uncertainty and Local Bias:An Empirical Analysis of Chinese Venture Capital Investments%环境不确定性与本地投资偏好--基于中国本土VC样本的研究

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    黄晓; 陈金丹; 于斌斌

    2015-01-01

    为了消除信息不对称及代理成本增加所带来的环境不确定性,风险投资机构往往倾向于进行地理邻近的本地投资。通过Thomson Venture Xporter数据库搜集到1993—2012年间587家中国本土风险投资企业投资于2207家本土创新企业的共计3558个投资交易样本,以此为实证对象,运用二元Logistic回归方法,从微观企业层面和宏观市场层面研究了环境不确定性对风险投资本地偏好的影响。研究表明,在中国现有的资本市场分割情境下,当控制了风险投资的战略选择及风险投资机构的特征等变量后,随着环境不确定性水平的降低,风险投资机构对本地偏好的依赖也会随之减弱。因此,对于后发地区而言,可以通过降低投资环境的不确定性,来吸引更多的外地风险资本而实现本地的创新发展。%Venture capital usually prefers to invest in the target venture geographically closer with itself in order to mitigate environment uncertainty derived from information asymmetries and agency cost. By collecting the infor-mation of 3558 investment deals in 2207 Chinese portfolio firms invested by 587 Chinese venture capital firms be-tween 1993 and 2012 from Thomson Venture Xpert database, this paper examines the influence of uncertainty on local bias of Chinese venture capital using Binary Logistic Regression method from two levels: venture-specific un-certainty and market-specific uncertainty. The result indicates that the reduced environment uncertainty will miti-gate the local bias of Chinese venture capital controlling the variables of strategy option and the characteristics of venture capital firms in the context of capital market segmentation in China. Therefore, for those undeveloped re-gions, to reduce the environment uncertainty is needed to absorb more outside venture capital and promote the lo-cal innovation.

  18. 78 FR 16715 - Renaissance Capital Greenwich Funds, et al.; Notice of Application

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    2013-03-18

    ... COMMISSION Renaissance Capital Greenwich Funds, et al.; Notice of Application March 11, 2013. AGENCY... companies as the series to acquire Shares. Applicants: Renaissance Capital Greenwich Funds (``Trust''), Renaissance Capital LLC (``Adviser''), and Renaissance Capital Investments, Inc. (``Renaissance...

  19. State support of regional investment projects

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    Skopin Aleksey Olegovich

    2012-01-01

    The author provides an overview of the regulatory framework in the field of public support (at the federal level and at federation) regional investment projects in the form of capital investment. Marks a significant role in co-financing of regional investment projects Investment Fund of Russia, shows the role of regional investment funds, as a new instrument of government support for regional investment projects.

  20. GLOBAL TRENDS OF ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

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    Ivan LUCHIAN

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available An alternative investment is an investment product other than the traditional investments of stocks, bonds, cash, or property. The term is a relatively loose one and includes tangible assets such as art, wine, antiques, coins, or stamps and some financial assets such as commodities, hedge funds, venture capital,and others. At the moment it was created a global industry opportunities for making investments in nontraditional form. The aim of this paper consists in demonstrating the possibilities of these investments. For this have been studied related main international markets, a fter then deducted world dominant trends. This article is concerned to present some details of alternative investments global market.

  1. Exa mining The Measurement Methods of Investment Properties of Real Estate Investment Trusts According to Turkish Accounting Standard 40: Investment Properties Standard

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    Emine Çına Bal

    2015-01-01

    Recently, the real estate industry has developed rapidly in Turkey. As an investment tool,investment in real estate became essential. Within the framework of the Capital Markets Law, organized by the Capital Markets Board of Turkey real estate investment trusts, real estate, real estate-based projects, and real estate capital market instruments by investing in a portfolio management company operating in the specific type. In this study, measurement m...

  2. 人力资本投资视角下的物业管理行业人才流失问题研究%Research on the problem of brain drain in property management industry-----Based on the perspective of human capital investment

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    黄晓莉

    2015-01-01

    近年来物业管理行业人才流失现象严重.经调研发现,物业管理行业人才流失的一大原因在于物业管理企业人力资本投资不足.本文从物业管理行业人力资本投资的角度,分析探求影响物业管理行业人力资本投资决策的因素,并从人力资本投资的视角,提出解决物业管理行业人才流失问题的对策.%In recent years, the property management industry brain drain hardly. The research found the reason why the talent loss seriously lies in the lack of hu-man capital investment in property management industry. This paper focuses on the human capital investment;to explore the influence factors of human capital invest-ment decision. Accordingly, put forward countermeasures to solve the brain drain of property management industry from the angle of human capital investment.

  3. Companies with foreign capital on background of companies without foreign capital in kujawsko-pomorske voivodship

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    Iwona Sobczak

    2010-01-01

    This article is a trial of taking share in discussion about the importance of foreign capital for the economy of kujawsko-pomorskie voivodship through the presentation of companies with foreign capital on the background of companies without foreign capital. The aim of this paper is comparing the companies with foreign capital and companies without foreign capital from kujawsko-pomorskie voivodship according to: capital resources, employment, investment outlays and financial results.

  4. Capital Expert System

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    Dowell, Laurie; Gary, Jack; Illingworth, Bill; Sargent, Tom

    1987-05-01

    Gathering information, necessary forms, and financial calculations needed to generate a "capital investment proposal" is an extremely complex and difficult process. The intent of the capital investment proposal is to ensure management that the proposed investment has been thoroughly investigated and will have a positive impact on corporate goals. Meeting this requirement typically takes four or five experts a total of 12 hours to generate a "Capital Package." A Capital Expert System was therefore developed using "Personal Consultant." The completed system is hybrid and as such does not depend solely on rules but incorporates several different software packages that communicate through variables and functions passed from one to another. This paper describes the use of expert system techniques, methodology in building the knowledge base, contexts, LISP functions, data base, and special challenges that had to be overcome to create this system. The Capital Expert System is the successful result of a unique integration of artificial intelligence with business accounting, financial forms generation, and investment proposal expertise.

  5. New Insights on the ICT Sector in Germany - Empirical Studies on ICT Firm Growth and Knowledge Spillover, ICT Cooperation Networks, and Early Stage Venture Capital Investments

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    Schröder, Christian

    2014-01-01

    Chapter 2: 200 ICT companies based in Germany were interviewed to find out which regional and company specific factors have a measurable direct impact on corporate growth. The analysis found that firm age and size, export ratio, expenditure on research and development, product innovation, venture capital and concrete cooperation between companies have a direct effect on the growth of ICT companies. Surprisingly active participation in an ICT cluster has a negative impact on company growth...

  6. 我国人力资本投资对经济增长作用的实证研究%Chinese Investment in Human Capital and Economic Growth

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    张玉枚

    2012-01-01

    我国作为世界上的大国,拥有世界1/5的人口,但是资源的稀缺约束着我国的发展。不过,我国所具备的充裕人力劳动资源是不可忽视的优势,若能将人力资源转化为人力资本,必定会推动我国经济进一步发展。通过计量经济学分析模式,剖析了我国人力资本投资对经济增长的贡献作用,阐明了人力资本投资对经济增长的促进作用。并就如何加强我国人力资本投资与建设提出了建议。%China has the world' s one - fifth population. But the scarcity of resources constraints Chinese eco- nomic development. China' s advantages is human resources. If the human resources can be human capital, the eco- nomic will make the rapid development . Using the empirical analysis, the paper studies the contribution of the hu- man capital to economic growth. And the author proposes some policy suggestions of the human capital' strengthe- ning and construction.

  7. Study on Capital Investment and Allocation Efficiency under Large Shareholders' Self-interest Motivation%大股东自利动机下的资本投资与配置效率研究

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    郝颖; 刘星

    2011-01-01

    本文将终极控制人和直接控制人两类大股东的利益动机纳入统一的分析框架,实证考察了大股东自利动机下的资本投资选择与配置效率.研究发现:(1)终极控制人的现金流权比例越低,越有动机增加资本在固定资产、无形资产和长期股权上的自利性投入,导致总体投资规模扩张;(2)地方企业集团投资扩张受终极控制人自利动机的影响最强,央企投资所受影响最弱,民营企业居中;(3)随着控制层级的增加,终极控制人决策权的履行成本增大,企业资本配置行为因直接控制人持股比例高低而表现出"利益攫取"与"利益协同"两种效应;(4)在较高持股比例的收益分配激励下,直接控制人将减少自利性资本投入,抑制过度投资,提高资本配置效率.%s The paper considers both ultimate control shareholders and direct control shareholders, the two kinds large shareholders, in the same analysis framework, and empirically studies capital allocation selection and efficiency of allocation based on ultimate shareholders' self-interest motivation.Here are the conclusions: (1)as the ultimate shareholders' cash flow right proportion getting lower, they have more motivation to increase the self-interest capital investment on the fixed asset, the intangible asset and the longterm equity, which lead to the expansion of the whole investment scale; (2)the ultimate shareholders' self-interest motivation has the most strong influence on investment expansion of local enterprise group, while the most weak influence on the central government enterprise and private enterprise is between the above two; (3)as the control hierarchy increasing, the fulfill cost of ultimate control shareholders' decision right increasing, then based on the direct control shareholders' share proportion scale, enterprise capital allocation exhibits effects of interest grab and benefit coordination; (4)under incentives of income distribution in

  8. From capital to capital

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    2002-01-01

    HOW easy it is for one who lives in Beijing, capital of the country, to have the impression that all things significant happen there! This is to forget how there are now many provincial capitals in China, that are rapidly modernizing. In order to achieve such modernization, these cities, like

  9. Venture capital fondy v České republice

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    HUBENÁ, Jana

    2009-01-01

    The diploma thesis is divided in two main parts. In the first part the thesis describes the concept of venture capital, it provides venture capital concept definition and clarifies possibilities of utilisation of venture capital. The work shows creating funds, gives definition of a founder, funds rules and their priorities, ways of checking investments and the process of the final phase, i.e. evaluation. Kind of venture capital investment, investment process length, quantity of provided tools...

  10. Human capital and optimal positive taxation of capital income

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    B. Jacobs (Bas); A.L. Bovenberg (Lans)

    2010-01-01

    textabstractThis paper analyzes optimal linear and non-linear taxes on capital and labor incomes in a life-cycle model of human capital investment, financial savings, and labor supply with heterogenous individuals. A dual income tax with a positive marginal tax rate on not only labor income but also

  11. 高技术风险投资中的投资保护机制%On the Investment Protection Mechanism in Venture Capital

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    廖理; 姜彦福

    2001-01-01

    This paper lists, expounds and analyzes main measures that venture capitalists adopt to protect their venture investments. The measures include the use of composite investment instruments, management involvement and the design of exit strategy. The most commonly used tools of composite investments are convertible preferred stocks and warrants. Venture capitalists also participate in corporate governance of start-up ventures. They either present themselves on the board of directors or require contractual veto rights on making major corporate decisions. Finally, venture capitalists concoct several forms of quit strategies such as put option, restrictions on both buying and selling shares in private sales and public offerings. As soon as the financial situation is critically perilous to their presence, it is necessary for them to timely slip out of the banking predicament.%本文简要论述了风险投资近年总结出的一些规避风险保护投资者利益的策略和方法,形成了一套有效的投资保护机制,也就是复合投资工具的使用,选择介入管理的方式及退出机制的设计。

  12. L’influence des stratégies des sociétés de capital-risque sur la performance de leurs investissements en Europe The impact of venture capitalists’ investment strategies on their investments’ performance in Europe

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    Sophie Pommet

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Cet article étudie la profitabilité des stratégies de financement adoptées par des capital-risqueurs localisés en France, en Allemagne et en Grande-Bretagne. À partir de l'analyse de 3474 entreprises financées provenant de la base Thomson Private Equity, nous examinons l’impact de la spécialisation (par secteur et stade de développement et de la syndication sur la performance des start-up (mesurée par leur mode de sortie. Nous montrons que ces différentes stratégies adoptées par les capital-risqueurs ont un impact différencié sur la performance des start-up. Nos résultats suggèrent en outre que l'environnement national a une influence sur le mode de sortie des entreprises.This article examines the profitability of venture capitalists’ investment strategies located in France, Germany and the United-Kingdom. We study 3474 financed firms extracted from the database Thomson Private Equity, and gain insight into the impact of specialization (by industry and by development stage and syndication on the performance of start-ups (measured by their mode of exit. We show that the different strategies used by venture capitalists have a differentiated impact on the mode of exit. Our results also show that the institutional environment exerts a certain influence.

  13. Foreign Investment Welcome

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    2006-01-01

    BusinessWeek recently published an article reporting that China is becoming hostile to foreign capital and that China's policy on foreign investment will change to reflect that attitude. Yi Xianrong, a researcher at the Institute of Finance and Banking of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, explains China's position in an article posted on People's Daily Online.

  14. Venture Capital and Innovation Strategies

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    Da Rin, M.; Penas, M.F.

    2015-01-01

    Venture capital is a specialized form of financial intermediation that often provides funding for costly technological innovation. Venture capital firms need to exit portfolio companies within about five years from the investment to generate returns for institutional investors. This paper is the fir

  15. Universities Venture into Venture Capitalism.

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    Desruisseaux, Paul

    2000-01-01

    Reports that some universities are starting their own venture-capital funds to develop campus companies, or are investing endowment funds with established venture-capital firms inclined to finance potential spinoffs from campus research. Examples cited are from the University of Alabama, Vanderbilt University (Tennessee), University of…

  16. Overseas Investment, Encouraging Long Journey

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    Janet Tang

    2010-01-01

    @@ In the context of the financial crisis,international capital flows,cross-border investment,as well as the mergers and acquisitions generally continues shrinking at a large range in 2009,while China's foreign investment and overseas cooperation still maintains a good momentum of development.

  17. A Survey of Venture Capital Research

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    Da Rin, M.; Hellmann, T.; Puri, M.L.

    2011-01-01

    This survey reviews the growing body of academic work on venture capital. It lays out the major data sources used. It examines the work on venture capital investments in companies, looking at issues of selection, contracting, post-investment services and exits. The survey considers recent work on or

  18. Human Capital and Genetic Diversity

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    Sequeira, Tiago; Santos, Marcelo,; Ferreira-Lopes, Alexandra

    2013-01-01

    The determinants of human capital have been studied sparsely in the literature. Although there is a huge literature on the determinants of schooling linked with the quality of schooling, there are not many contributions that explore the deep determinants of investment in, quantity and quality of human capital. This paper investigates the relationship between human capital and the ancestral genetic diversity of populations. It highlights a strong hump-shaped relationship between genetic divers...

  19. APPLICATIONS OF SOCIAL CAPITAL THEORY

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    Schmid, A. Allan; Robison, Lindon J.

    1995-01-01

    Experiments and studies were conducted to investigate the role of social capital. Social capital (relationship to others) is a productive asset which is a substitute for and complement to other productive assets. The productivity of social capital leads to the expectation that firms and individuals invest in relationships. Data were collected to answer the following questions: Does the identity (relationship) of trading partners affect selling and buying prices; the acceptance of catastrophic...

  20. Hedge Fund Investments: Risk Management Perspectives

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    Financial Systems and Bank Examination Department

    2007-01-01

    Hedge funds in Japan have recently been attracting more capital from institutional investors, including financial institutions. This paper highlights the relevant risk management issues for hedge fund investments. An investor investing in hedge funds requires a different risk management procedure from the investor investing in traditional securities. This is because the investor is actually investing in the hedge fund managers' investment skills and needs to monitor multiple entities involved...

  1. Investment Timing When External Financing Is Costly

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    Hirth, Stefan; Uhrig-Homburg, Marliese

    2010-01-01

    This paper analyzes the investment timing of firms facing two dimensions of financing constraints: Liquidity constraints and capital market frictions inducing financing costs. We show that liquidity constraints are not sufficient to explain voluntary investment delay. However, when additionally c...... of financing constraint. In contrast, investment thresholds are increasing (i.e. investment is further delayed) in either form of financing constraint for low-liquidity firms. For intermediate levels of liquidity, investment thresholds are U-shaped in market frictions....

  2. 我国矿业资本市场风险投资浅析%Analysis on venture investment of Chinas mining capital market

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    吕朋林; 胥碧华

    2011-01-01

    The mineral resource is an important material foundation of national economy and social development. The exploration and utilization of mineral resources plays an important role to protect and promote the sustainable development of the national economy. In China mining companies are in a completely new stage of development and have difficult to become listed companies. We must constantly improve the capital market of China's mining industry, accelerate the development of the mining venture capital market in order to solve the growing problem about the lack of funds and promote to develop China's mining companies into internationally competitive mining group.%矿产资源是国民经济和社会发展的重要物质基础,矿产资源的勘探、开发利用对国民经济的持续发展起到重要的保障和促进作用.而我国矿业企业正处于一个全新的发展时期,上市难度大,还需不断完善矿业资本市场,加速发展矿业资本市场风险投资以解决日益凸昱的资金缺乏问题,促进我国矿业企业发展为具有国际竞争力的矿业集团.

  3. Capital Structure and Assets

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    Flor, Christian Riis

    2008-01-01

    post optimally sell the assets or re-optimize the capital structure. Ex ante, more uncertain asset value decreases leverage, but not firm value, and selling the assets becomes less likely. Firms should tend to invest in assets whose value is less correlated to changes in earnings and, in addition...

  4. FDI Outflows and Domestic Investment

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    Dasgupta, Nandita

    2016-01-01

    The recent phenomenon of rising outward foreign direct investment (OFDI) flows has raised serious policy concerns about its effects on the domestic investment and capital formation in the countries of origin of such FDI flows. Does OFDI stimulate domestic investment or does it crowd it out? The concern arises because OFDI activities could shift not only some of the production activities from home to foreign destinations but also could possibly threaten the availability of scarce financial res...

  5. 76 FR 27959 - Investment Adviser Performance Compensation

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    2011-05-13

    ... for Advisers to Venture Capital Funds, Private Fund Advisers With Less Than $150 Million in Assets... compensation to the adviser based on a share of capital gains on, or capital appreciation of, the funds of a... or Fund Under Management is Averaged, Investment Advisers Act Release No. 347 (Nov. 10, 1972) [37...

  6. Why Invest in Economic & Technological Development Zones?

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    2005-01-01

    In order to attract foreign direct investment, China has established 52 Statelevel Economic & technological Investment Zones (ETDZs). ETDZs lay emphasis on capital-intensive, technology-intensive, hi-tech and production export enterprises. The investment scale of every project in the zones is twice that of the rest of the country. A large number of investment projects are large projects with investment capital over US$IO million,

  7. Intellectual Capital.

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    Snyder, Herbert W.; Pierce, Jennifer Burek

    2002-01-01

    This review focuses on intellectual capital and its relationship to information professionals. Discusses asset recognition; national practices and the acceptance of intellectual capital; definitions of intellectual capital; measuring intellectual capital, including multiple and single variable measures; managing intellectual capital; and knowledge…

  8. External Reporting of Human Capital in Malaysia

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    Ching Choo Huang; Zubaidah Zainal Abidin; Kamaruzaman Jusoff

    2009-01-01

    Human capital information which is vital for effective management of resources is usually only accessible internally within an organization.  However, information regarding human capital or human resource investments and the return on these investments are currently not presented in the annual reports systematically and consistently.  This paper examines the extent of the disclosure of human capital in the annual reports of Malaysian top companies based on the concept of Human Resource Costin...

  9. 创业投资引导基金运行模式研究%Venture capital investment introducing fund operationmode research

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    潘勤燕; 朱未萍

    2012-01-01

    近年来国内创业投资引导基金的快速发展,为本土创业投资行业发展提供了契机,也为科技型中小企业解决融资问题提供了新的渠道。本文通过对创业投资引导基金运作模式的分析研究,归纳出引导基金在运作过程中存在的监管问责制度缺失、资金退出渠道不通畅等问题,并提出了完善制度建设、引入独立监管机构、增加综合性服务平台解决资本退出问题等政策建议。%The domestic guiding fund for the venture capital(GFVC),develops rapidly in recent years.It offers chance for local venture capital development,and also provides a new channel for solving the financing problem of the technological SME.This article analysis investigating realistic situation,summed up the GFVC is lack of regulatory accountability system and funds exit channels and other problems in the process of its operation.In this foundation,putting forward policy recommendations about perfecting system construction,the introduction of independent regulatory agencies,increasing integrated service platform to solve the information asymmetry and capital exit and so on.

  10. 47 CFR 69.310 - Capital leases.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Capital leases. 69.310 Section 69.310 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) COMMON CARRIER SERVICES (CONTINUED) ACCESS CHARGES Apportionment of Net Investment § 69.310 Capital leases. Capital Leases in Account 2680 shall be...

  11. Investment Evaluation Difficulties

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    Bogdan Cosmin Gomoi

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available The financial criteria used for evaluation of the enterprise are not numerous; however, they are causing heated discussion on whether using a criterion at the expense of another. The most utilized financial criteria used in the ranking of investment alternatives are: the net present value criterion, the internal rate of return criterion, the payback period limit criterion and last, but not least, the profitability index criterion. These criteria have in mind, in the first place: \tinvestments impact on enterprise profitableness and results, by recording the future positive cash-flow \tinvestments influence on the balance of an enterprise, traced through the evolution, on one side of the working capital , on the other hand, the size of necessary working capital \tincidence of the investment project on enterprise risk level Therefore, to ensure the best possible decision making, investors must choose of using, and why not, even construction of relevant indicators regarding the opportunity of an investment decision in one alternative or another. It is advisable to take into account a number of principles, which are nothing more than to highlight various aspects of technical analysis of investment projects. As a result, it is preferable not to neglect the value of money in time problem, solved by using dynamic indicators of investment; investment project analysis with reference the binomial risk - profitableness, ensuring that profitableness of an investment is directly proportional to the risk category in which is framed; the basis for the investment decision to materialize with the help of marginal cash flow analysis and, certainly not with the help of paper profits; taking into consideration the fiscal policy of the company; elimination of the inflationary phenomenon in the decision process; targeting of low risk investment projects, because this risk adds to the whole risk of the enterprise etc.

  12. Erotic Capital

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    Jensen, Natalie Madeleine; Jensen, Benjamin; Engstrøm, Emma; Maas, Jannik; Majchrzak, Izabela

    2016-01-01

    This project “Erotic Capital” concerns the topic and theory of Erotic Capital, coined by Catherine Hakim. The idea of Erotic Capital derives from Pierre Bourdieu’s theory of Personal Capitals – in this, Erotic Capital is discussed as an additional Personal Capital. In connection to the investigation of the theory Erotic Capital, certain theories of Feminism, Masculinity, Femininity, Gender and Cultural Differences are explored and examined. This is done in order to study how these theories...

  13. The Study of Optimization of Human Capital Investment Portfolio about Talent in High Technology Industry in the New Normal%经济新常态下高技术产业人力资本投资组合优化研究

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    张樨樨; 陆世晴

    2015-01-01

    Under the economic environment of the new normal ,Industry leaders neglected the human capital investment portfolio led to that human capital input donnot match the output .In fact ,the human capital investment return rate is low but people have high expectations of investment .By constructing the simulation model based on C -D production function ,We make a research on human capital investment portfolio from the empirical perspective .The results show thatthe health careinvestment ,formal education investment and training investment is conducive to the overall improvement of the output .In addition ,We realized that the investment of social security is not conducive to the overall output in short term . When the high technology enterprise organization make a plan about human capital investment portfolio ,this article can provide reference for them .%目前,对人力资本投资组合关注的失衡化导致人力资本投入与产出不对等的现象频发。投资深化的溢出性期望与人力资本投资收益率低下的无奈现实形成鲜明的冲击性反差。通过构建基于C-D生产函数的仿真模型,深化对高技术产业人力资本投资组合研究,解析人力资本投资组合中健康保健投入、正规教育投入以及培训投入对整体产出的异质化作用,进一步明确社会保障投入对整体产出的“假性抑制作用”。在不忽视薪资与培训等传统方式方法的同时,通过重视健康保健投入与多元化社会保障投入逐步实现高技术产业人力资本投资的优化组合。

  14. Capital Income Taxation and Tax Criteria in International Capital Markets

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    Hannu Piekkola

    1995-01-01

    The study analyses the capital income taxation of foreign-source income, where residence and source criteria are the two well-known tax criteria. The study presents a globally optimal tax rule which equalizes the shadow price of capital in the countries and which is assumed to be a weighted average of the return on savings and on investment, i.e. depending on the gross rate of return to the extent that capital contributes to the capital used, and on the net interest rate to the extent that ca...

  15. Investment opportunities as real options

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    Adnan Rovčanin

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Opportunity (optional approach to capital investment appraisal represents, completely new theoretical and methodological framework for investment analysis. Compared to traditional, discount cash flow (DCF model of analysis, the optional approach provides opportunity for valuation and managing flexibility, i.e. possibility of approaching (amending the previous decisions in compliance with market changes. Risk and uncertainty are inevitably following the capital investment. Therefore, the importance of optional approach to investments is also that it provides possible better “treatment” of risks in the investment analysis, and also more rational allocation of resources, accordingly. This approach should be of more interest to the Countries in transition, considering the limited financial sources as well as risk and uncertainty are emphasized.

  16. 风险资本约束下保险公司的最优比例再保险-投资策略%Optimal proportional reinsurance-investment policies for an insurer under Capital-at-Risk constraint

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    曾燕; 李仲飞

    2011-01-01

    This paper investigates a reinsurance-investment problem for an insurer.Assume that the integral risk of the insurer is measured by Capital-at-Risk(CaR), the surplus process is described by a diffusion approximation model;the insurer is allowed to purchase proportional reinsurance(or acquire new business) and to invest on a risk-free asset and multiple risky assets at any time; the prices of risky assets are driven by the model of geometric Brownian motions.The target of the insurer is to maximize the expectation of the terminal wealth under a CaR constraint.Two mean-CaR models are established for the problem.Explicit expressions of the optimal policies and efficient frontiers to the models are derived by using a hierarchical optimization method and the variational calculus approach.%本文研究保险公司的再保险-投资问题.假定保险公司的整体风险由风险资本(Capital-at-Risk,CaR)来度量;盈余过程由扩散模型近似表示;在任意时刻保险公司可购买比例再保险(或获取新业务)和投资无风险资产与多种风险资产;风险资产的价格由几何布朗运动驱动.保险公司的目标是在整体风险CaR受约束的条件下最大化终端财富的期望值.对这一问题,建立了两个均值-CaR模型.利用分层优化方法和变分法,得到了模型的最优比例再保险一投资策略以及有效边界的解析表达式.

  17. 虚报公司资本与虚假出资行为本不应去罪化%Illegality of False Capital Declaration and Fictitious Investment in Corporations Should not have been Removed

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    彭运朋

    2014-01-01

    False capital declaration and fictitious investment in corporations will still exist, and probably become more common after the recent revise of China Corporation Act. These acts are immoral and should be condemned. They cause damage to registration ofifce’s work and threat to beneifts of companies’ creditors and the safety of transaction, which means we should avoid underestimating the hazards to society result from them. Doubt about the rules punishing these behaviors has been brought about, it is not, however, convincing enough to abolish these rules that has been operating for almost twenty years and have foundation in theory and practice. This round of revise in Corporation Act does not afford any deifnitive conclusion for the dispute. We should keep our self-restrain in removing illegality from false capital declaration and ifctitious investment in corporations.%虚报公司资本与虚假出资行为在此次《公司法》修改后依然会存在,而且可能更加泛滥。“两虚”行为是具有可谴责性的不道德行为;侵害登记机关的管理秩序,威胁公司债权人权益、交易安全,社会危害性不容小视。尽管理论上对于“两虚”行为的处罚规定存在质疑,但这些质疑尚不足以推翻一种已运行近二十年并且具有一定的理论和实践基础的制度。此次公司法修改并未就有关争议给出确定性结论。我们在解决争议前本不应让虚报公司资本与虚假出资行为去罪化。

  18. Factor investing based on Musharakah principle

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    Simon, Shahril; Omar, Mohd; Lazam, Norazliani Md; Amin, Mohd Nazrul Mohd

    2015-10-01

    Shariah stock investing has become a widely discussed topic in financial industry as part of today's investment strategy. The strategy primarily applies market capitalization allocations. However, some researchers have argued that market capitalization weighting is inherently flawed and have advocated replacing market capitalization allocations with factor allocations. In this paper, we discuss the rationale for factor investing based on Musharakah principle. The essential elements or factors of Musharakah principle such as business sector, management capability, profitability growth and capital efficiency are embedded in the Shariah-compliant stock. We then transform these factors into indexation for better analysis and performance measurement. Investment universe for this research covers Malaysian stocks for the period of January 2009 to December 2013. We found out that these factor indexes have historically earned excess returns over market capitalization weighted indexes and experienced higher Sharpe Ratios.

  19. [Several problems concerning population investment].

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    Liu, Z

    1982-07-29

    Population investment is a major topic in the studies of population and economic relations. In this particular area, numerous theoretical and practical problems are still in need of solution. Concerning the problem of population concept, there are three different approaches: (1) to determine the definition of population investment from the relationship between the population growth and the capital from national income used for investment, including investment in the newly increased population and investment in the entire population; (2) to explain population investment from the economic viewpoint that people are producers; and (3) to explain population investment from the expense needed to change a simple labor force to a skillful labor force. The expenses include educational costs, maintanance spending, wages needed to compensate workers in labor, costs for workers to master and learn modern scientific techniques to be used for production, and the costs of keeping a young labor force in the next generation.

  20. Real Capital Input in OECD Agriculture: A Multinational Comparison

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    Nehring, Richard; Butault, Jean-Pierre; Ball, V. Eldon; San Juan Mesonada, Carlos

    2015-01-01

    This paper provides a farm sector comparison of relative levels of capital input for seventeen OECD countries for the period 1973-2011. The starting point for construction of a measure of capital input is the measurement of capital stock. Estimates of depreciable capital are derived by representing capital stock at each point of time as a weighted sum of past investments. The weights correspond to the relative efficiencies of capital goods of different ages, so that the weighted components of...

  1. Optimal capital income taxation in a two sector economy

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    Selim, Sheikh

    2007-01-01

    We extend the celebrated Chamley-Judd result of zero capital income tax and show that the steady state optimal capital income tax is nonzero, in general. In particular, we find that the optimal plan involves zero capital income tax in investment sector and a nonzero capital income tax in consumption sector. In a two sector neoclassical economy, interdependence of labour and capital margins allows the government to choose an optimal policy that involves nonzero tax on capital income. The disto...

  2. How venture capital works.

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    Zider, B

    1998-01-01

    The popular mythology surrounding the U.S. venture-capital industry derives from a previous era. Venture capitalists who nurtured the computer industry in its infancy were legendary both for their risk taking and for their hands-on operating experience. But today things are different, and separating the myths from the realities is crucial to understanding this important piece of the U.S. economy. Today's venture capitalists are more like conservative bankers than the risk takers of days past. They have carved out a specialized niche in the capital markets, filling a void that other institutions cannot serve. They are the linch-pins in an efficient system for meeting the needs of institutional investors looking for high returns, of entrepreneurs seeking funding, and of investment bankers looking for companies to sell. Venture capitalists must earn a consistently superior return on investments in inherently risky businesses. The myth is that they do so by investing in good ideas and good plans. In reality, they invest in good industries--that is, industries that are more competitively forgiving than the market as a whole. And they structure their deals in a way that minimizes their risk and maximizes their returns. Although many entrepreneurs expect venture capitalists to provide them with sage guidance as well as capital, that expectation is unrealistic. Given a typical portfolio of ten companies and a 2,000-hour work year, a venture capital partner spends on average less than two hours per week on any given company. In addition to analyzing the current venture-capital system, the author offers practical advice to entrepreneurs thinking about venture funding.

  3. How venture capital works.

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    Zider, B

    1998-01-01

    The popular mythology surrounding the U.S. venture-capital industry derives from a previous era. Venture capitalists who nurtured the computer industry in its infancy were legendary both for their risk taking and for their hands-on operating experience. But today things are different, and separating the myths from the realities is crucial to understanding this important piece of the U.S. economy. Today's venture capitalists are more like conservative bankers than the risk takers of days past. They have carved out a specialized niche in the capital markets, filling a void that other institutions cannot serve. They are the linch-pins in an efficient system for meeting the needs of institutional investors looking for high returns, of entrepreneurs seeking funding, and of investment bankers looking for companies to sell. Venture capitalists must earn a consistently superior return on investments in inherently risky businesses. The myth is that they do so by investing in good ideas and good plans. In reality, they invest in good industries--that is, industries that are more competitively forgiving than the market as a whole. And they structure their deals in a way that minimizes their risk and maximizes their returns. Although many entrepreneurs expect venture capitalists to provide them with sage guidance as well as capital, that expectation is unrealistic. Given a typical portfolio of ten companies and a 2,000-hour work year, a venture capital partner spends on average less than two hours per week on any given company. In addition to analyzing the current venture-capital system, the author offers practical advice to entrepreneurs thinking about venture funding. PMID:10187243

  4. Intangible Capital and International Income Differences

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    Aamir Rafique Hashmi

    2008-01-01

    I add intangible capital to a variant of the neoclassical growth model and study the implications for cross-country income differences. I calibrate the parameters associated with intangible capital by using new estimates of investment in intangibles by Corrado et al. (2006). When intangible capital is added to the model, the TFP elasticity of output increases from 2.14 to 2.64. This finding implies that the addition of intangible capital increases the ability of the neoclassical growth model ...

  5. A bottleneck capital model of development

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    Jordan Rappaport

    2002-01-01

    A convex marginal adjustment cost allows the neoclassical growth model to match observed transition paths for output growth, savings, investment, the real interest rate, and the shadow value of installed capital. Such an adjustment cost need apply only to one of two complementary capital inputs with minimal factor income share. The interaction of complementary capital inputs blurs the distinction between capital accumulation and productivity growth.

  6. Innovation, Capital Accumulation and Economic Transition

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    Keuschnigg, Christian; Kohler, Wilhelm

    1996-01-01

    Abstract: This paper explores some links between trade, human capital investment and innovation-based growth in the context of Eastern European economies in transition. Specifically, we calibrate a two region model with trade in differentiated high-tech products and a homogeneous traditional commodity. Human capital, or the quality of the skilled labour force, as well as physical capital are accumulated. Human capital remains finite in the long-run but depends endegenously on education and is...

  7. CRISIS FOCUS:Alert Over Capital Inflow

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    2010-01-01

    @@ Emerging Asia's capital markets have posted rapid gains as the pace of economic recovery in the region has increased,drawing massive investment from overseas.Governments in emerging Asia should remain vigilant and be ready to act if volatile capital inflows threaten to destabilize the region's financial markets,said the Asia Capital Markets Monitor,Asian Development Bank's annual assessment of the performance and outlook for the region's capital markets released on May18.Edited excerpts follow:

  8. Distortionary Taxes and Public Investment in a Model of Endogenous Investment Specific Technological Change

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    Bishnu, Monisankar; Ghate, Chetan; Gopalakrishnan, Pawan

    2011-01-01

    We construct a model of endogenous investment specific techological change in which the stock of public capital influences the real price of capital goods. We show that the growth and welfare maximizing tax rates coincide in the planned economy. When factor income taxes finance public investment infintely many tax-subsidy combinations can decentralize the planner's allocations. The optimal capital income tax can be positive in this environment. We then augment the model to incorporate adminis...

  9. Temporary Investment Tax Incentives: Theory with Evidence from Bonus Depreciation

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    Christopher House; Shapiro, Matthew D.

    2008-01-01

    Investment decisions are inherently forward-looking. The payoff of acquiring capital goods, particularly long-lived capital goods, is governed almost exclusively by events in the far future. Because the timing of the investment itself does not affect future payoffs, there are strong incentives to delay or accelerate investment to take advantage of predictable intertemporal variations in cost. For sufficiently long-lived capital goods, these incentives are so strong that the intertemporal elas...

  10. Intellectual Capital

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    Mouritsen, Jan; Bukh, Per Nikolaj

    2015-01-01

    Intellectual capital (IC) consists of human capital, organizational capital, and relational capital, and their relationships. It has been said to be important to explain the difference between market value and book value of a firm, but measurement of IC is more likely to be important because...

  11. APPROACHES FOR EVALUATING AND FINANCING INVESTMENT PROJECTS

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    MARIA-LOREDANA POPESCU

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available This article presents the financial investment approach and the investment evaluation methods, which are criteria for assessing both investment projects and their funding sources. An important role in the analysis carried out is played by the investment decision and financing decision quality. Making an investment decision implies computing the related investment efficiency indicators. They allow the comparison of several variants of the same investment project as well as their comparison with other projects in the same industry or in other industries. The financing decision concerns the selection between their own sources (share capital, depreciation fund, profits, reserve funds, additional capital, revenues from investments, attracted sources (domestic resource mobilization and borrowed sources (credits.

  12. APPROACHES FOR EVALUATING AND FINANCING INVESTMENT PROJECTS

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    Maria-Loredana POPESCU

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available This article presents the financial investment approach and the investment evaluation methods, which are criteria for assessing both investment projects and their funding sources. An important role in the analysis carried out is played by the investment decision and financing decision quality. Making an investment decision implies computing the related investment efficiency indicators. They allow the comparison of several variants of the same investment project as well as their comparison with other projects in the same industry or in other industries. The financing decision concerns the selection between their own sources (share capital, depreciation fund, profits, reserve funds, additional capital, revenues from investments, attracted sources (domestic resource mobilization and borrowed sources (credits.

  13. 股权结构、会计稳健性与资本投资效率研究综述%The Research on Ownership Structure,Accounting Conservatism and the Efficiency of Capital Investment

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    伍青萍; 郭桂花

    2012-01-01

      The company’s ownership structure cause the principal-agent problems and asymmetric information between the stakeholders, resulting in the non-efficiency of the company’s investment behavior,But accounting conservatism is a coordination mechanism which can coordinate the conflict of interest between the company’s contracting parties,and it also can effectively reduce the agency costs of the contracting parties,Improving accounting conservatism has its practical significance in Chinese capital market,and should fully reflect the value of the governance of accounting conservatism.%  公司的股权结构引发利益相关者间的委托代理问题和信息不对称问题,从而导致公司的非效率投资行为,而会计稳健性作为一种协调公司契约各方利益冲突的机制,它能有效降低契约各方的代理成本,在中国资本市场中提高会计稳健性有其现实意义,并且应充分体现会计稳健性的治理价值。

  14. A Conceptualized Investment Model of Crowdfunding

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    Tomczak, A.; Brem, Alexander

    2013-01-01

    Crowdfunding is growing in popularity as a new form of both investment opportunity and source of venture capital. This article takes a view on whether crowdfunding is a replacement or an addition to traditional seed capital sources in the early stages of a new venture. With access to angel...... investment decreasing since the financial crisis of 2008, crowdfunding is of great importance to start-ups seeking starting capital. However, little effort has been made to define the investment model of crowdfunding with both crowdfunder and crowdfundee in mind. Drawing on an in-depth review of current...

  15. SIGNIFICANT FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT (FDI) IN ECONOMICS

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    Simona Mihaela POPOVICI

    2009-01-01

    Investments in development are essential to any economic system (business, civil organization or public institution, sector, national economy, etc..). Through them ensures the creation, consolidation, reclamation, improvement and growth of any of the system. Regarding foreign direct investment in recent years has been a pretty big interest worldwide in attracting foreign capital, some countries managed to attract higher foreign direct investment, other foreign investment portfolio, and only a...

  16. The Characteristics of Foreign Direct Investments in Serbia

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    Pero PETROVIĆ

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available The international movement of capital takes place in three main forms,namely: international mobility of credit capital, portfolio investments and foreign direct investments. Foreign direct investments(Greenfield investments today are considered as the most desirableform of international capital. They represent such type ofcapital investment in the company through which ownership controlover the company is being acquired. Direct investment of capital canbe made in the existing company(modernization, expansion, etc.abroad,or in the construction of a new capacities("Greenfield investment". In both cases the capital owner decides where to invest capital, how to organize production, takes care of the conditions of placements,the financial results of operations and the like, but alsobears the risk of doing business. Therefore,foreign direct investmentscarry the highest business risk, but also bring the most revenue orprofit.Foreign direct investments(FDIplay a key role in economicdevelopment. When it comes to the exporting countries, export of capital allows increased use of capacities, expansion of markets andnew technology development, and essentially comes down to profit maximization,especially in medium and long term. When it comes toimporting countries, import of capital provides an additional accumulation, transfer of new technologies and know-­‐how without needto purchase a license, higher exports, the ability to finance new investments which affects the growth of employment,income, laborproductivity, increase of budget revenues and other effects. Thepaper analyzes the main characteristics of FDI in Serbia.

  17. Central China Expo Records $ 6.37 Bin Overseas Investment

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    2009-01-01

    @@ On April 28, the Expo Central China 2009 was successfully concluded in Hefei, the capital city of Anhui province. During the Expo, the number of for-eign capital investment projects reached 127, valued at 6.37 billion dollars. And 356 domestic investment contracts were signed, drawing an invest-ment of 144.9 billion Yuan.

  18. 10 CFR 503.35 - Inability to obtain adequate capital.

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    2010-01-01

    ... of non-investor-owned public utilities, without jeopardizing the utility's ability to recover its capital investment, through tariffs, without unreasonably adverse economic effect on its service...

  19. EBRD equity investment

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    Simen, A.

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The EBRD is the largest investor in private equity funds, mainly focusing on growth and expansion in countries of operation. The significant support to its private equity fund managers accelerates the development and institutionalisation of the private equity industry in the region. For EBRD, equity investments are made indirectly through regional and sector funds. These funds are created by groups of investors, mostly private, to which the EBRD participates with capital.

  20. Capital cost estimate

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    1975-01-01

    The capital cost estimate for the nuclear process heat source (NPHS) plant was made by: (1) using costs from the current commercial HTGR for electricity production as a base for items that are essentially the same and (2) development of new estimates for modified or new equipment that is specifically for the process heat application. Results are given in tabular form and cover the total investment required for each process temperature studied.

  1. Venture Capital Industry Index Portfolio Analysis

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    Dagang Yang

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available This paper using index analysis method, knowledge of venture capital as well as index funds investment ideas, successively set up the Markowitz model and the single index model of index investing. Markowitz model for the calculation of the risk of workload is too big and single-index model although accuracy is slightly lower, but can certainly be very well used in practice. Therefore, We use index invest to invest in Shanghai 10 index securities with the single-index model , and apply lingo software to figure out the venture capital portfolio which have different yields.

  2. Economic Instability and Aggregate Investment

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    Robert S. Pindyck; Solimano, Andres

    1993-01-01

    Recent literature suggests that because investment expenditures are irreversible and can be delayed, they may be highly sensitive to uncertainty. The authors briefly summarize the theory, stressing its empirical implications. Then, using cross-section and time-series data for a set of developing and industrial countries, they explore the empirical relevance of irreversibility and uncertainty to aggregate investment. They find that: (a) the volatility of the marginal profitability of capital (...

  3. THE IMPORTANCE OF VENTURE CAPITAL

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    IRINA ANGHEL-ENESCU

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available Created in the United States of America, Venture Capital is an asset class which attracted recently the attention of the policy makers all over the world. But the concept is still not clearly defined and understood. This paper attempts at introducing in the concept, its characteristics, and reviewing some of the benefits Venture Capital investments can bring at both the macroeconomic level, by looking at the correlation with the economic growth, and at the microeconomic level, for the portfolio companies.

  4. Financing investment in environmentally sound technologies: Foreign direct investment versus foreign debt finance

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    This paper develops a screening model to examine the relationship between alternative sources of private capital and investment in environmentally sound technologies (ESTs). In the model, a polluter (agent) must secure investment funds from the international financial markets in order to upgrade its production and abatement technology. The requisite capital can be obtained via either market loans (debt finance) or foreign direct investment (FDI). Under debt finance, the foreign financier supplies only capital and the relationship between the two parties is more 'arms-length'. By contrast, under FDI, the investor delivers both capital and managerial skills. We use the model to derive the implications of debt finance for optimal investment decisions and compare them to those obtained under FDI. Investment incentives are more pronounced under debt finance. (author)

  5. Displaced Capital

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    Valerie A. Ramey; SHAPIRO, MATTHEW D

    1998-01-01

    This paper studies the efficiency with which physical capital can be reallocated across sectors. It presents a model of a firm selling specialized capital in a thin resale market. The model predicts that the selling price depends not only on the sectoral specificity of capital, but also on the thinness of the market and the discount factor of the firm. It then provides empirical evidence on the sectoral mobility of capital based on equipment-level data from aerospace industry auctions. These ...

  6. The Effect of Institutional Investors on Cost of Capital under the Investment Behavior Heterogeneity:An Evidence from China' s Capital Market%异质机构投资者持股对资本成本的影响研究——基于沪深 A 股上市公司的数据

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    霍晓萍

    2015-01-01

    Take A-share companies listed in the stock market in 2005~2012 as a sample, from the perspec-tive of investment behavior heterogeneity of institutional investors, the paper uses an Ordinary Least Squares regres-sion and the fixed effect model method to verify the effect of institutional investors on the cost of capital.The result from all samples is that institutional investors have a negative effect on cost of capital and they have played a posi-tive role in the listing corporate management.The results from sub-samples further show that institutional investors holding a large number of its shares can effectively reduce the cost of capital.Institutional investors holding a small number of its shares have a negative impact on corporate governance.Holding period of institutional investors has a significant effect on the decrease degree of cost of capital, and institutional investors with longer holding period can more effectively reduce the cost of capital and enhance the level of corporate governance.The paper makes a contri-bution to the institutional investors' role in corporate governance, and also casts a light on how to further promote the reform of China' s securities market.%基于机构投资者投资行为异质的视角,利用我国沪深A股上市公司2005~2012年的数据,运用多元回归和固定效应模型等方法,从机构投资者持股与否、持股高低和持股期限等多个方面实证检验机构投资者对上市公司资本成本的影响. 研究结果显示:机构投资者持股比例与资本成本之间显著负相关;持股比例较高时机构投资者能有效降低资本成本,提升上市公司治理水平;持股比例较低时机构投资者对公司治理产生负面影响,不利于改善公司治理水平;机构投资者的持股期限影响其降低资本成本的程度,持股期限越长,降低资本成本的作用越显著. 对机构投资者异质投资行为的研究为理解机构投资者的治理角色提供了新

  7. Entrepreneurship capital and economic growth

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    Audretsch, David B.

    2009-01-01

    This paper shows how and why the Solow growth accounting framework is useful for linking entrepreneurship capital to economic growth. The knowledge filter impedes the spillover of knowledge for commercialization, thereby weakening the impact of knowledge investments on economic growth. By serving as a conduit for knowledge spillovers, entrepreneurship is the missing link between investments in new knowledge and economic growth. Entrepreneurship is an important mechanism permeating the knowled...

  8. Human Capital Externalities with Monopsonistic Competition

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    Kaas, Leo

    2008-01-01

    This paper provides a novel microeconomic foundation for pecuniary human capital externalities in a labor market model of monopsonistic competition. Multiple equilibria arise because of a strategic complementarity in investment decisions.

  9. INVESTMENTS AND INVESTMENT INCENTIVES IN THE BALKAN STATES

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    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Balkan region, located in the south eastern part of the European Continent, is composed Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Kosovo, Macedonia, Greece with a portion of the Croatia, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and Turkey. Southeast Europe are composed of Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Macedonia and Albania which known as the Western Balkans countries. That international investments are assessed on a regional and global scale in the Balkans, these investments gained importance after the 1990s with political, social and geographical variation. In the 2000s, after legal and administrative framework oriented reforms of investments which are continuations of global integration efforts, development of the investment opportunities in Balkans have been considered positively. While the investment incentive structures and rates differ on the basis of the countries, they are of capital importance for investors. After the 2008 global economic crisis which has happened because of the economic shrinkage on global scale, despite the worries for political and economic unsteadiness in specific countries, development of investments in Balkans has not been affected in a negative way. In this study development of investment in Balkans is analysed with negative and positive factors, investment opportunities and incentives are examined on the basis of countries. The Balkans gain acceleration positively thanks to the reforms of investment opportunities on the national scope. As to the need of investment development oriented local and international coordinated programme and approach is an important issue that should be analysed.

  10. Essays in Investment Theory

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    shocks. Each player has the choice between two technologies: a large unit and a small one. We prove that different equilibria may exist depending on the parameters' values: a simultaneous investment equilibrium in the small unit or two mixed strategy equilibria. The inaction regions where both technologies provide expected net payoffs that are similar to each other do not survive the introduction of preemption. The choice value is thus equal to zero. Lastly, chapter 4 examines the problem of optimally allocating a fixed budget to a number of different investment projects. The marginal productivity of capital in a budget is first increasing then decreasing with the amount of capital invested in it. When the total budget is below some lower cutoff the share invested in a project can be discontinuous and non-monotone in the total budget. Ultimately, an upper cutoff is reached. Above it, all projects receive more capital as the budget increases. If the projects are identical, each will get the same budget. (author)

  11. Specific Investment, Trust and Control Rights Governance in Venture Capital-backed Entrepreneurial Firms%专用性投资、信任与创业企业控制权治理

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    王雷

    2014-01-01

    基于控制权收益交互作用视角,研究创业投资模式下的异质性创业企业控制权治理问题,分析控制权共享收益和私人收益综合影响下投资家投资专用性和合作双方信任度对创业企业剩余控制权和特定控制权治理的作用机理,以193家不同产业类型创业企业为样本,运用混合回归模型,实证检验投资专用性、信任及其交互作用对异质性创业企业两类控制权治理的影响。研究结果表明,由于异质性企业的控制权收益类型和大小存在差异,导致投资专用性和信任对不同产业类型创业企业控制权治理的影响存在差异;创业企业家控制权私人收益较大、创业投资家的战略收益较小时,创业投资家获得的剩余控制权与其投入资本的专用性、合作双方间的信任度呈非线性倒U形关系;创业企业家控制权私人收益较小、创业投资家的战略收益较大时,创业投资家获得的剩余控制权与其投入资本的专用性、合作双方间的信任度呈非线性U形关系;投资专用性与合作双方信任度的交互项与创业投资家拥有的剩余控制权和特定控制权负相关,在高新技术创业企业样本中交互效应尤为显著。%This paper studies the problem of control right governance of heterogeneity entrepreneurial firms from venture capital -backed modes , based on the perspective of interaction effect between different control right benefits .Under the comprehensive in-fluence of sharing and private benefits of control rights , the paper analyses how the investment specificity of venture capitalists (VCs) and trust of cooperation between both sides affect residual control rights and general control right governance in entrepre -neurial firms.The paper uses 193 VC-backed firms with different types as sample , and empirically tests the impact of investment specificity of VCs , trust and the interaction between them on two

  12. Capital gains taxation under different tax regimes

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    Sureth, Caren; Langeleh, Dirk

    2005-01-01

    This paper investigates the influence of different systems of current income and capital gains taxation on investor's decision to either carry out an investment in corporate shares or to invest funds alternatively on the capital market. Three basic tax systems are analyzed, a classical corporate tax system with double taxation of profits on corporate and personal level, a shareholder relief system, that reduces double taxation completely. It can be shown that general analytical solutions for ...

  13. Analysis of Intellectual Capital Effect toward Final Performance and Growt

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    Sasya Sabrina

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this research is to investigate the influence of intellectual capital of firm toward financial performance and growth. The Value Added Intellectual Coefficient (VAICTM) is used to measure intellectual capital. The indicators for VAICTM are Value Added Capital Employed (VACA), Value Added Human Capital (VAHU), and Structural Capital Value Added (STVA). The indicators for financial performance are Current Ratio (CR), Total Assets Turnover (TATO), Return on Investment (ROI), and R...

  14. Analysis of Intellectual Capital Effect Toward Financial Performance and Growth

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    Sasya Sabrina

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this research is to investigate the influence of intellectual capital of firm toward financial performance and growth. The Value Added Intellectual Coefficient (VAICTM) is used to measure intellectual capital. The indicators for VAICTM are Value Added Capital Employed (VACA), Value Added Human Capital (VAHU), and Structural Capital Value Added (STVA). The indicators for financial performance are Current Ratio (CR), Total Assets Turnover (TATO), Return on Investment (ROI), and R...

  15. Positive Effects FROM SHRINKING INVESTMENT

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    Luo Yang

    2009-01-01

    @@ Since its launch in November 2008,the RMB 4 trillion investment plan has been carrying the task of "capital growth".According to the plan,from the fourth quarter of 2008 to the end of 2010,the central government will increase a total of RMB 1.18 trillion additional funds to promote local and social investment.The goal is to achieve a total investment of around RMB 4 trillion,of which RMB 487.5 billion will be added this year.

  16. 社会资本、法律保护与研发投资--来自中国上市公司面板数据的证据%Social Capital, Law Protection and R & D Investment-evidence from Listed Companies Panel Data in China

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    张洪辉

    2014-01-01

    对于公司研发投资的研究,现有研究一般从公司规模、公司年龄等内部因素,及地区经济发展、对外开放程度等外部因素展开的。本文引入社会学中的社会资本理论,结合法律保护状况,研究社会资本、法律保护程度对上市公司研发投资的影响。利用2007-2012年中国上市公司的不平衡面板数据,研究发现社会资本能够对公司研发投资产生正面的作用,它所规定的诚实、守信原则,作为一种非正式的、非强制的制度来规范个体的行为,刺激公司研发投资;法律保护也能对公司研发投资产生激励作用,随着法律保护水平的提高,公司研发投资水平相应增加。同时,社会资本和法律保护之间存在着替代作用,当法律保护增强时,社会资本对公司研发投资的正面作用减弱。此外,财务杠杆并不能制约公司的研发投资行为,这与传统代理理论不一致;现金流并没有成为公司研发投资的资金来源,这也不符合传统的融资约束理论。%Among the researches on corporate investing , much of them were made from the internal fac-tors of corporate size , corporate age , and the external factors of regional economic development and the level of opening-up.This paper introduces social capital theory from sociology , and with law protection , to analyze social capital and law protection impact on listed companies ’ R&D investment .Using unbalance panel data of Chinese listed companies in 2007-2012 , it finds that social capital , as an informal rule , can erect an positive effect on corporate R&D investment , which uses its honesty rule to stimulate corporate R&D investment; law protection also can cause more corporate R&D investment , as the law protection level increasing , more R&D investment were made in listed companies .Meanwhile , social capital and law protection can substitute with each other , with the law protection

  17. Sri Lanka : Investment in Human Capital

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    2014-01-01

    Education is one of the most important determinants of economic performance in the modern world. This is true of both countries and individuals. The main characteristic which distinguishes between advanced economies, middle-income economies and low-income countries, is the knowledge content of their production activities and processes. Economic activities and products have become increasin...

  18. Sri Lanka: Investment in Human Capital

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    Aturupane, Harsha; Savchenko, Yevgeniya; Shojo, Mari; Larsen, Kurt

    2014-01-01

    Education is one of the most important determinants of economic performance in the modern world. This is true of both countries and individuals. The main characteristic which distinguishes between advanced economies, middle-income economies and low-income countries, is the knowledge content of their production activities and processes. Economic activities and products have become increasingly knowledge and skill-intensive in recent years. In addition, the importance of knowledge and skills is...

  19. 75 FR 31383 - Major Capital Investment Projects

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    2010-06-03

    ... energy production with windmills or solar panels? 6. In measuring the environmental benefits of a project... comment on how it should evaluate environmental benefits and economic development effects. Information... review DOT's complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65...

  20. Wenzhou Pilots New Investment Channels

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    WANGPEI

    2004-01-01

    Wenzhou, a coastal city in East China's Zhejiang province, has recently drawn much public attention with the establishment of two high profile private financial consortiums. Lying behind these two investment groups is the city's total available private capital, which according to official figures sits at 26o billion yuan (US$31 billion),including 160 billion yuan (US$19 billion) of bank savings.

  1. GLOBALIZATION AND FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENTS

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    Maria - Ramona SARBU

    2015-01-01

    Much discussed and analyzed globalization is a multidimensional and complex process having today a significant magnitude as compared to the past, manifested through various forms of internationalization of production, foreign direct investment (FDI) flows, transnational corporations (TNCs), technology transfers, capital movements, migration flows, amplifying competition between investors and the connections between markets. The complexity phenomenon of globalization contributes to the diversi...

  2. Capital Reallocation and Liquidity with Search Frictions

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    Yong Kim

    2009-01-01

    an environment where both investment and asset liquidity are determined endogenously. This provides a natural framework to analyze the interaction between capital reallocation and liquidity in response to aggregate shocks, which I assess quantitatively. The search model of capital reallocation exhibits strong internal propagation, and can generate substantial changes in factor utilization following aggregate shocks.

  3. Capital Power:From Input to Output

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    You Wanlong; Alice

    2009-01-01

    @@ After thirty yeas "going out" of China overseas investment,we learn from our failed lessons and also successful experience.Chinese enterprises are now standing at a new starting point of "going out".China is transforming from "capital input power" to "capital output power".

  4. Human Capital, (Human) Capabilities and Higher Education

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    Le Grange, L.

    2011-01-01

    In this article I initiate a debate into the (de)merits of human capital theory and human capability theory and discuss implications of the debate for higher education. Human capital theory holds that economic growth depends on investment in education and that economic growth is the basis for improving the quality of human life. Human capable…

  5. 77 FR 4885 - Rural Business Investment Program

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    2012-02-01

    ..., the Agency published an Interim Rule for the Rural Business Investment Program (RBIP) (69 FR 32200... to meet the capital requirements. On December 23, 2011 (76 FR 80217), the Agency published an amended...-Cooperative Service Rural Utilities Service 7 CFR Part 4290 RIN 0570-AA80 Rural Business Investment...

  6. Overseas Investment,Encouraging Long Jonrney

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    Janet Tang

    2011-01-01

    @@ In the context of the financial crisis, international capital flows, cross-border investment, as well as the mergers and acquisitions generally continues shrinking at a large range in 2009, while China's foreign investment and overseas cooperation still maintains a good momentum of development.

  7. Sustainable investment in Turkey: issue brief

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    Ararat, Melsa; Yurtoğlu, Burçin B.; Yurtoglu, Burcin B.; Suel, Esra

    2011-01-01

    IFC launched a series of sustainable investment country reports initially covering the largest emerging capital markets attracting global portfolio investors: Brazil, India, and China. Further reports have been added to the series covering Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and North Africa, and Turkey. This Issue Brief 's the summary version of the report, “Sustainable Investment in Turkey,”

  8. Fueling innovation in medical devices (and beyond): venture capital in health care.

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    Ackerly, D Clay; Valverde, Ana M; Diener, Lawrence W; Dossary, Kristin L; Schulman, Kevin A

    2009-01-01

    Innovation in health care requires new ideas and the capital to develop and commercialize those ideas into products or services. The necessary capital is often "venture capital," but the link between public policy and the venture capital industry has not been well examined. In this paper we explore the link between venture capital and innovation in health care, and we present new descriptive data from a survey of health care venture capital fund managers. Respondents generally viewed policy levers (for example, reimbursement and regulations) as important risks to venture capital investments, potentially affecting their ability to raise capital for early-stage investment funds.

  9. Geography and Industry Meets Venture Capital

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    Yochanan Shachmurove

    2007-01-01

    Do certain regions inherently enjoy an advantage in venture capital investment decisions? And how do industry characteristics affect venture capital activity? These questions fall under the reemerging study of economic geography, which suggests the importance of industrial location to economic decision making. Through the lens of economic geography, this paper examines the impact of industrial and regional characteristics on venture capital activities from 1996 to 2005. Analyzing venture capi...

  10. Policy Uncertainty, Investment and Commitment Periods

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    2007-07-01

    Today's investment decisions in key sectors such as energy, forestry or transport have significant impacts on the levels of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions over the coming decades. Given the economic and environmental long-term implications of capital investment and retirement, a climate mitigation regime should aim to encourage capital investment in climate-friendly technologies. Many factors affect technology choice and the timing of investment, including investor expectations about future prices and policies. Recent international discussions have focused on the importance of providing more certainty about future climate policy stringency. The design of commitment periods can play a role in creating this environment. This paper assesses how the length of commitment periods influences policy uncertainty and investment decisions. In particular, the paper analyses the relationship between commitment period length and near term investment decisions in climate friendly technology.

  11. BANKING ETHICS IN THE FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENTS FROM ROMANIA

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    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Capital account liberalization created premises and allow Romania for final exit from the financial crisis. Promoting direct investment in Romania can lead to sustainable economic growth, create new jobs and thus, by selling labor set up new forms of saving, which will support investments. Banking ethics elements behind the development of direct investments in Romania are legislation, regulation and behavior of participants. Amid an emerging economy rocked by the global financial crisis, capital account liberalization has allowed entry direct investment, but allowed and the capital flight. Respect for ethics in the business financial banking groups provide, at least, economic development and upgrading the infrastructure of Romania

  12. Applying temporal network analysis to the venture capital market

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    Zhang, Xin; Feng, Ling; Zhu, Rongqian; Stanley, H. Eugene

    2015-10-01

    Using complex network theory to study the investment relationships of venture capital firms has produced a number of significant results. However, previous studies have often neglected the temporal properties of those relationships, which in real-world scenarios play a pivotal role. Here we examine the time-evolving dynamics of venture capital investment in China by constructing temporal networks to represent (i) investment relationships between venture capital firms and portfolio companies and (ii) the syndication ties between venture capital investors. The evolution of the networks exhibits rich variations in centrality, connectivity and local topology. We demonstrate that a temporal network approach provides a dynamic and comprehensive analysis of real-world networks.

  13. Measuring Capital

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    W. Erwin Diewert

    2003-01-01

    The paper revisits Harper, Berndt and Wood (1989) and calculates Canadian reproducible capital services aggregates under alternative assumptions about the form of depreciation, the opportunity cost of capital and the treatment of capital gains. Five different models of depreciation are considered: (1) one hoss shay; (2) straight line depreciation; (3) declining balance or geometric depreciation; (4) linearly declining efficiency profiles and (5) linearly increasing maintenance profiles. The l...

  14. International migration and human capital formation

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    Jellal, Mohamed; Wolff, François charles

    2003-01-01

    We consider a model of international migration with heterogeneity in the skill level of workers which accounts for country-specific educational investment, unemployment expectations and return to the origin country. We prove that migrants invest less than natives in human capital formation because of return migration, so that migrants are more likely to be unemployed and to have flatter earnings profiles.

  15. Public and Private Saving and Investment

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    Eric VAN WINCOOP; Marrinan, Jane

    1993-01-01

    Several authors have shown that models with perfect international capital mobility can generate high correlations between aggregate savings and investment, as observed in the data. In this paper we decompose aggregate saving and investment into their two component parts, private and public. This leads to some striking observations. In almost all of the 15 OECD countries we investigate during the period 1975-1989, the private sector saving-investment gap closely mirrors the government sector s...

  16. Diversification, Exchange Risks and Corporate International Investment

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    Jongmooo Jay Choi

    1989-01-01

    All international investments inevitably have some diversification consequences. Yet the literature on foreign direct investment accords only a limited role to diversification or financial variables. This paper develops a theory of corporate international investment from the standpoint of finance in an environment where the segmentation of international capital markets for individuals or the presence of agency costs provide some independence to corporate decisions separate from shareholders. ...

  17. Economic Perspectives on Investments in Teacher Quality

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    Margaret L. Plecki

    2000-01-01

    This article reviews and critiques the ways in which researchers have used both productivity theory and human capital theory in efforts to measure the returns on investments in improving teacher quality. While studies utilizing these theories to measure investment returns provide useful insights, a critical need exists for research that advances our knowledge about the conceptual links between investments in teacher quality policies and improved student performance. The article also discusses...

  18. FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT AND ECONOMIC GROWTH

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    George Ciobanu

    2007-01-01

    How does foreign direct investment triggered by foreign economic growth affect domestic economic activity? Estimates produced using foreign GDP growth rates for changes in foreign activity indicate that 10% greater foreign capital investment is associated with 2.2% greater domestic investment, and that 10% greater foreign employee compensation is associated with 4.0% greater domestic employee compensation. Changes in foreign and domestic sales, assets, and numbers of employees are likewise po...

  19. Invest in China, Invest in the Future Of Your Business Growth

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    2009-01-01

    Despite the challenging credit environment, investors remain bullish about the long-term prospects of travel as an investment category, according to a recent survey by Hudson Crossing, a venture capital and private equity firm based in New York.

  20. Modeling regulated water utility investment incentives

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    Padula, S.; Harou, J. J.

    2014-12-01

    This work attempts to model the infrastructure investment choices of privatized water utilities subject to rate of return and price cap regulation. The goal is to understand how regulation influences water companies' investment decisions such as their desire to engage in transfers with neighbouring companies. We formulate a profit maximization capacity expansion model that finds the schedule of new supply, demand management and transfer schemes that maintain the annual supply-demand balance and maximize a companies' profit under the 2010-15 price control process in England. Regulatory incentives for costs savings are also represented in the model. These include: the CIS scheme for the capital expenditure (capex) and incentive allowance schemes for the operating expenditure (opex) . The profit-maximizing investment program (what to build, when and what size) is compared with the least cost program (social optimum). We apply this formulation to several water companies in South East England to model performance and sensitivity to water network particulars. Results show that if companies' are able to outperform the regulatory assumption on the cost of capital, a capital bias can be generated, due to the fact that the capital expenditure, contrarily to opex, can be remunerated through the companies' regulatory capital value (RCV). The occurrence of the 'capital bias' or its entity depends on the extent to which a company can finance its investments at a rate below the allowed cost of capital. The bias can be reduced by the regulatory penalties for underperformances on the capital expenditure (CIS scheme); Sensitivity analysis can be applied by varying the CIS penalty to see how and to which extent this impacts the capital bias effect. We show how regulatory changes could potentially be devised to partially remove the 'capital bias' effect. Solutions potentially include allowing for incentives on total expenditure rather than separately for capex and opex and allowing

  1. 76 FR 32882 - New Markets Tax Credit Non-Real Estate Investments

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    2011-06-07

    ... venture capital investments in non-real estate businesses? If not, how can the proposed rules be modified... businesses will bring increased amounts of capital to underserved businesses in low-income communities. The... mean: (A) any capital or equity investment in, or loan to, any qualified active low-income...

  2. THE FORMATION OF HUMAN CAPITAL IN UNIVERSITY EDUCATION

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    Evgeniya Alekseevna Kurenkova

    2015-01-01

    Human development is the basis of social progress in the modern world. University education has an important role in the formation of human capital. The form of human capital has tangible and intangible investments. Intangible investment is higher education. The aim of the article is to show the formation of the human capital in university education. The modern university is a dynamic category, aimed at training competent mobile specialists ready to continuous self-education, self-improvement...

  3. Sustainable venture capital - catalyst for sustainable start-up success?

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    Bocken, N.M.P.

    2015-01-01

    To address global sustainability challenges, major investments are required in sustainable businesses that deliver triple bottom line results. Although interest in sustainable businesses is on the rise, these businesses are not yet widespread. Venture capital investment has a key role to play in the development of sustainable start-ups. The research area of ‘sustainable’ venture capital is still emerging. More research is required to understand how venture capital can support the development ...

  4. 78 FR 45592 - DeltaPoint Capital IV, LP;

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    2013-07-29

    ... ADMINISTRATION DeltaPoint Capital IV, LP; Notice Seeking Exemption Under Section 312 of the Small Business Investment Act, Conflicts of Interest Notice is hereby given that DeltaPoint Capital IV, L.P., 45 East Avenue... Business Administration (``SBA'') Rules and Regulations (13 CFR 107.730). DeltaPoint Capital IV,...

  5. Internal capital markets: The bright side of corporate politics

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    M. Cremers; R. Huang; Z. Sautner

    2008-01-01

    This study looks inside the internal capital market of a large retail-banking group to study how internal corporate politics affect internal capital allocation. Our data is from the firm's managerial accounting system and covers all cash flows, internal capital transfers, and investments at the loca

  6. Increasing Returns to Education and the Impact on Social Capital

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    Leeves, Gareth D.

    2014-01-01

    The returns to education have been increasing. It is suggested that high-skilled workers' social capital investment has been adversely affected by the increasing incentives to devote human capital to career development. Lower social capital is linked to reduced economic growth and innovation and higher transaction costs and is detrimental to…

  7. Social Capital as Exchange: Its Contribution to Morale

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    Cheung, Chau-kiu; Chan, Raymond Kwok-hong

    2010-01-01

    A way to clarify the measurement of social capital is the differentiation of its bases on opportunity and exchange. Social capital based on opportunity incorporates organizational participation, network strength, trust, helping and continuing relationships, whereas social capital based on exchange consists of the investment and reciprocation of…

  8. Capital gains

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    This article examines African and Middle East oil and natural gas project financing. Capital markets financing, Ras Laffan's project bonds, capital market issues in Saudi Arabia, the movement toward gas and away from oil, and Islamic opportunities are discussed, African and Middle East oil and gas projects are listed. (UK)

  9. Celebration Capitalism

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    Boykoff, Jules

    2014-01-01

    Capitalism is a nimble shapeshifter. In this talk Jules Boykoff draws from the history of the Olympic Games to offer a theory of “celebration capitalism,” a form of modern-day economics that complements Naomi Klein’s “disaster capitalism” marked by neoliberalism: privatization, deregulation, and free-market rhetoric.

  10. Does Government Public Capital Expenditure Matter?: Evidence for Canada

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    Dadgostar, Bahram; Mirabelli, Frank

    1998-01-01

    Does the provision of Canadian government capital expenditures and government deficits displace private economic activity? In the U.S., Erenburg (1993) found that private sector investment spending is enhanced by expected increases in public spending on infrastructure, while also showing that deficit spending has no significant effect on private investment. There is no empirical study to date that addresses the relationship between government capital investment and government debt on private ...

  11. Socially Responsible Investing

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    Parisi, Cristiana; Stang, Andreas

    This paper analyzes the Scandinavian market for Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) mutual funds in order to determine the returns from discriminatory investment decision compared to the return from conventional portfolios. The analysis is conducted on 642 Scandinavian equity mutual funds....... The methodology adopts the Sharpe ratio to establish the risk return relationship. Moreover, the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) and the Fama and French Three Factor model are used to test the hypotheses. The results indicate the underperformance of Swedish and Danish SRI funds relative to their conventional...... counterparts. In the case of Norway no statistical difference in return is found when conducting the three factor regression. The Scandinavian market is considered particularly relevant for the interest of the investors in SRI mutual funds. However, to the authors’ knowledge, this is the first study to present...

  12. Manufacturing Capital Lingers in the Stock Market

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    吴程涛; 段铸; 张景宇; 张曙光

    2008-01-01

    Pressured by a slowdown in exports, cost increases and dwindling returns to manufacturing investments, China’s manufacturing capital has begun to shift to the real-estate and stock markets. As a matter of fact, the stock market had already felt a shock a couple of years ago when top domestic manufacturers like Midea, Gree, TCL and LMZ started to invest their idle capital in the real-estate and stock markets. Investments of manufacturing capital in both the real estate and stock markets have increased fluid capital and pushed up the value of both markets. Booms in both markets have in turn guaranteed investment returns of manufacturing capital, which further increased the stock market valuations of manufacturing capital. Such a cycle has created interest chains between listed manufacturers, the stock market and the real-estate market. Along with the ups and downs of the stock and real-estate markets, manufacturing capital now faces a dilemma: to escape or to persist? Where should it escape? When can the markets be profitable again? Just like the classic Shakespearean question: to be or not to be, that is the question.

  13. Investment Invited

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    2006-01-01

    T he 2006 Major Projects Investment Consultation and Talks, an investment promotion fair, jointly sponsored by the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce and the Nanjing Municipal Government, will be held at the Nanjing International Expo Center from May 28 to 30. Organizers of the event also include Nanjing's neighboring cities of

  14. 12 CFR 5.37 - Investment in bank premises.

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    2010-01-01

    ... as defined in 12 CFR part 6 and will continue to be well capitalized after the investment or loan is... 12 Banks and Banking 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Investment in bank premises. 5.37 Section 5.37... PROCEDURES FOR CORPORATE ACTIVITIES Expansion of Activities § 5.37 Investment in bank premises. (a)...

  15. Investment Policy, Internal Financing and ownership Concentration in the UK

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    Goergen, M.; Renneboog, L.D.R.

    2000-01-01

    This paper investigates whether investment spending of firms is sensitive to the availability of internal funds.Imperfect capital markets create a hierarchy for the different sources of funds such that investment and financial decisions are not independent.The relation between corporate investment a

  16. The Game Analysis on Utility Value of Government-owned Venture Capital Follow Investment Mode from the Perspective of Government%基于政府视角的国有创投跟进投资方式的效用价值研究

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    林本初

    2012-01-01

    Although government's participatory approach remains controversial, it has been reached a consensus that government should be involved in the field of venture capital investment. Based on the principal-agent theory and the prototype of multi-task principal-agent model, this paper builds a principal-agent model between the government and investment institutions. Comparing the utility value of direct investment and follow up investment, it is concluded that under the model of guidance funds, follow up investment brings government higher utility value than direct investment, and carry out an empirical analysis and verification based on statistical data.%政府应参与到创业风险投资领域已达成共识,但是关于政府的参与方式问题依然存在争议。本文在委托代理理论的基础上,以多重任务的委托代理模型为原型,构建了政府与投资机构之间的委托代理模型。比较政府在直接投资方式和跟进投资方式的效用价值,得出在引导基金模式下,跟进投资与直接投资相比,政府的效用价值更优的结论,并通过统计数据进行了实证分析及验证。

  17. Corruption and Social Capital

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    Bjørnskov, Christian

    2003-01-01

    I examine the causal relation between social capiatl and corruption. A simple model illustrates potential mechanisms and yields testable implications, which I estimate in a sample of European countries. The estimated effect of social capital on corruption is found to be robust to the inclusion...... of a number of other variables and supplementing the sample with slightly older data from non-European countries. The evidence of the reverse causal direction is weak. I suggest that it is possible to build social capiatl through investing in education, interest in society and some level of income...

  18. A successful capital treadmill

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    A summary of the operating economics of the Winter Cummings Sand Pool, a horizontal well development project with a sustained rate of development, was presented. A total of 58 horizontal wells have been drilled over a time span of seven years. The production performance of the first pilot wells indicated that development of the pool by horizontal wells could be economically viable. Since its inception the Winter field development was considered to have become a capital treadmill with an incremental rate of return on the incremental investment of 240 percent (a 24 million dollar net operating cash flow for a 10 million dollar investment). Current development status and production forecasts were also discussed. 21 figs

  19. Taxes and Venture Capital Support

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    Keuschnigg, Christian; Nielsen, Søren Bo

    2003-01-01

    's success, but is not verifiable. Asa result, the market equilibrium is biased towards inefficiently low venture capitalsupport. The capital gains tax becomes especially harmful, as it further impairsadvice and causes a first-order welfare loss. Once the capital gains tax is in place,limitations on loss off......-set may paradoxically contribute to higher quality of venturecapital finance and welfare. Subsidies to physical investment in VC-backed startupsare detrimental in our framework.Keywords: Venture capital, capital gains taxation, double moral hazard.JEL-Classification: D82, G24, H24, H25......In this paper we set up a model of start-up finance under double moral hazard.Entrepreneurs lack own resources and business experience to develop their ideas.Venture capitalists can provide start-up finance and commercial support. The effortput forth by either agent contributes to the firm...

  20. `Brain drain' without migration: Capital market integration and capital-skill complementarities

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    Yasuhiro Sato; Kristian Behrens

    2006-01-01

    We analyze the impacts of capital market integration on the skill composition of labor, using a framework in which heterogeneous agents decide to invest in the acquisition of skills and where production exhibits increasing returns in the available skill range (i.e., capital-skill complementarity).

  1. MACEDONIAN STOCK EXCHANGE: DEVELOPMENT OF INVESTMENT BANKING AS OPPORTUNITY FOR LARGER INVESTMENTS IN NATIONAL ECONOMY

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    Ivanovska Nadica

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Institutional concentration of financial aggregates as well their market allocation through stock exchange is one of the basic conditions for efficient and fast economic growth.Full implementation of above mentioned functions also means appropriate place for investment banking, and their activities on primary capital market. This can be opportunity for larger investments in national economy and tourism.

  2. Mode of international investment and endogenous risk of expropriation

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    Dadasov, Ramin; Lorz, Oliver

    2010-01-01

    In this paper, we develop a politico-economic model to analyze the relationship between the mode of international investment and institutional quality in a non-democratic capital importing country. Foreign investors from a capital-rich North can either purchase productive assets in a capital-poor South and transfer their capital within integrated multinational firms or they can form joint ventures with local asset owners. The South is ruled by an autocratic elite that may use its political po...

  3. Measurement of Investment Efficiency under Different Capital Structures and Ownership Arrangements——An Empirical Evidence from Chinese Listed Companies%不同资本结构与所有权安排下的投资效率测度——来自我国A股市场的经验证据

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    徐玉德; 周玮

    2009-01-01

    本文研究了中国上市公司不同资本结构和所有权安排对投资收益和投资效率的影响,并就我国企业过度投资现象进行了测算和说明.实证结果发现,上市公司财务杠杆水平显著影响着公司投资效率和投资收益,但在影响方式上却因所有权安排的差异而有所不同.财务杠杆水平的提高对地方国有企业和非国有企业的投资收益影响不大,但显著降低了这两类企业的投资效率;中央国有企业财务杠杆水平的提高能够显著降低投资收益,但对投资效率的影响并不敏感.研究还发现,低杠杆水平的非国有企业和地方国有企业几乎不存在过度投资情况,高杠杆组该类企业过度投资却很严重;而对于中央国有企业来说,无论财务杠杆水平如何,投资效率均十分低下,过度投资普遍存在.%This paper has made a research on the influence for the listed companies' investment returns and investment efficiencies under different capital structures and ownership arrangements. It calculates the investment returns of selected enterprises in China and explains the phenomenon of excessive investments among these enterprises. Through the positive studies, the author finds out that the financial leverage levels of listed companies have great impact on the company's investment efficiency and investment return, but the ways to exert such great impact vary tremendously depending on their different ownership arrangements. The investment returns of local SOEs and non-state-owned enterprises do not change much when their financial leverage levels are raised, however,higher financial leverage levels indicate lower investment efficiency of the above mentioned enterprises; as for the central SOEs, the raise of financial leverage levels will greatly lower the investment returns, but the investment efficiency remain insensitive towards the change. The paper also finds out that there are almost no signs of excessive

  4. Capital as a factor of production in OECD agriculture : measurement and data

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    Ball, V. Eldon; Lindamood, W. A.; Nehring, Richard F.; Mesonada, Carlos San Juan

    2008-01-01

    This article provides a farm sector comparison of levels of capital input for fourteen OECD countries for the period 1973 to 2002. The starting point for construction of a measure of capital input is the measurement of capital stock. Estimates of depreciable capital are derived by representing capital stock at each point of time as a weighted sum of past investments. The weights correspond to the relative efficiencies of capital goods of different ages, so that the weighted ...

  5. Understanding Capitalism

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    du Gay, Paul; Morgan, Glenn

    2013-01-01

    if they are to be sustained. Such logics are stabilized to the degree that they can pass the tests which they set themselves. The chapter shows how the projective city has increasingly failed these tests. It has instead created a privileged group of ‘mobile citizens’ working with mobile, global capital in ways......This chapter places The New Spirit of Capitalism in the context of the development of capitalism over the last twenty years, up to and including the 200-7-8 financial crisis and the ongoing economic crisis which has developed out of this and is now focused on the relationship between state...... expenditures, political legitimacy and financial markets. Boltanski and Chiapello's analysis of the projective city and connexionist logic captures important elements of capitalism in the era of neo-liberalism. However, as their analysis shows, any such logics require ‘spirit’, legitimacy and justification...

  6. The Measurement of Firm-Specific Organization Capital

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    Baruch Lev; Suresh Radhakrishnan

    2003-01-01

    We develop a firm-specific measure of organization capital and estimate it for a sample of approximately 250 companies. We test the validity of the organization capital measure within a widely used investment valuation model and show that our organization capital estimate contributes significantly to the explanation of market values of firms, beyond assets in place and expected abnormal earnings (growth potential). We then examine whether capital markets are efficient with respect to organiza...

  7. Interjurisdictional tax competition for domestic and foreign capital

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    Li-Chen Hsu

    2011-01-01

    This paper examines the efficient provision of local public goods when jurisdictions compete for both domestic and foreign capital. Capital is freely mobile between jurisdictions in the home country, but capital owners will incur migration costs if investing abroad. Since the supply of foreign capital is not completely elastic, the traditional result of under-provision of local public goods found in the literature on tax competition may not hold. Furthermore, the less mobile that foreign capi...

  8. The economic implications of house price capitalization: a synthesis

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    Hilber, Christian A. L.

    2015-01-01

    In this article I argue that the extent to which fiscal variables are capitalized into house prices has important economic implications. I synthesize an emerging literature that explores the conditions under which public and private investments and intergovernmental transfers are capitalized into local house prices and the broader implications of such capitalization. The main insights are: (i) House price capitalization is more pronounced in locations with strict regulatory and geographical s...

  9. The Economics Implications of House Price Capitalization: A Synthesis

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    Hilber, Christian A. L.

    2011-01-01

    In this article I argue that the extent to which fiscal variables are capitalized into house prices has important economic implications. I synthesize an emerging literature that explores the conditions under which public and private investments and intergovernmental transfers are capitalized into local house prices and the broader implications of such capitalization. The main insights are: (i) House price capitalization is more pronounced in locations with strict regulatory and geographical s...

  10. Displaced Capital: A Study of Aerospace Plant Closings

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    Valerie A. Ramey; Shapiro, Matthew D.

    2001-01-01

    Using equipment-level data from aerospace plants that closed during the 1990s, this paper studies the process of moving installed physical capital to a new use. The analysis yields three results that suggest significant sectoral specificity of physical capital and substantial costs of redeploying the capital. First, other aerospace companies are overrepresented among buyers of the used capital relative to their representation in the market for new investment goods. Second, even after age-rela...

  11. THE APPLICATION OF SOCIAL CAPITAL IN UNDERSTANDING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

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    Staatz, John M.

    1998-01-01

    This paper briefly examines how social capital affects overall economic growth processes and individual firm development, both positively and negatively, in low- and middle-income countries. The paper discusses how the concept of social capital is related to simple economic growth models and to the analysis of economic networks these countries. The degree to which social capital can substitute for or complement other forms of capital investment is examined. The paper concludes with suggestion...

  12. Capital Account Liberalization, The Cost of Capital, and Economic Growth

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    2003-01-01

    Three things happen when emerging economies open their stock markets to foreign investors. First, the aggregate dividend yield falls by 240 basis points. Second, the growth rate of the capital stock increases by an average of 1.1 percentage points per year. Third, the growth rate of output per worker rises by 2.3 percentage points per year. Since the cost of capital falls, investment booms, and the growth rate of output per worker increases when countries liberalize the stock market, the incr...

  13. Intellectual Capital

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    Mardešič, Jakub

    2011-01-01

    The work is focused on intellectual capital and its reporting of intangible assets. First part of the work defines the basic theoretical principles, which are an essential part of the work for understanding the issue. Literature review discusses the various components of intellectual capital and focuses on their function within organizations. Work also discusses various approaches of literature and the authors developing a complex theoretical basis for this issue. The following practical part...

  14. Capitalizing China

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    Joseph Fan; Randall Morck; Bernard Yeung

    2011-01-01

    Despite a vast accumulation of private capital, China is not embracing capitalism. Deceptively familiar capitalist features disguise the profoundly unfamiliar foundations of "market socialism with Chinese characteristics." The Chinese Communist Party (CCP), by controlling the career advancement of all senior personnel in all regulatory agencies, all state-owned enterprises (SOEs), and virtually all major financial institutions state-owned enterprises (SOEs), and senior Party positions in all ...

  15. Creative Investment

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    2007-01-01

    Prices for Chinese art are shattering records locally and internationally. Is the investment well placed?Mem Aziz is brimming with confidence about the future of his business in China. Director of Australia’s Redrock Gallery,

  16. Investment behavior and investment aggregates during China's economic transition

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    WANG Xi

    2006-01-01

    In view of the peculiar patterns of investment ownership structure and special investment phenomena in China,the paper sets up formal dynamic investment behavioral models for state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and non-state-owned enterprises(NSOEs)under the background of full-dimensional and gradual economic transition.The models are based on two key points: entrepreneurs of SOEs have dual and changing operational objectives as the result of property-rights reformation;and dual-track approach of price liberalization process and reformation of financing system alters the actual user costs of capital goods.Analytical solutions are provided and it is shown that there exists a normative and unified explanation of the peculiar phenomena such as "investment deficiency" of NSOEs,"investment thirst","investment inefficiency," and dual shrinkage of SOEs in both investment and output.Our research also sheds lights on evaluation of preceding reforms,understanding of SOEs' losses and bad bank loans.The paper partially justifies the property-rights-oriented reformation of SOEs.

  17. Value Investing

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    Kubínyi, Tomáš

    2010-01-01

    This bachelor's thesis deals with value investing in the form defined by Benjamin Graham. In clarifying the theoretical aspects, particular attention is given to an intrinsic value of stocks and to its calculation methods. A way to overcome the deficiencies in the two most widely used models of calculation is introduced. It is value screening, which by defining of certain criteria makes an assumption of undervalued stocks. Then the investment approach of the most successful investor, Warren B...

  18. On the Growth-Maximizing Allocation of Public Investment

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    Pantelis Kalaitzidakis; Vangelis Tzouvelekas

    2010-01-01

    In this paper we present an endogenous growth model to analyze the growth maximizing allocation of public investment among N different types of public capital. Using this general model of public capital formation, we analyze the stability of the long-run equilibrium and we derive the growth-maximizing values of the shares of public investment allocated to the different types of public capital, as well as the growth-maximizing tax rate (amount of total public investment as a share of GDP). The...

  19. Farmers’ perceptions of foreign investment in Western Australian broadacre agriculture

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    Stewart, Fraser; Kragt, Marit; Gibson, Fiona

    2015-01-01

    Foreign investment can provide a flow of capital into Australian agriculture and has played an important role meeting the shortfalls in domestic savings throughout Australia’s history. Despite the political and media attention on foreign investment in agriculture, there is little knowledge about stakeholders’ perceptions of foreign investment in their community. This study assesses the opinions of farmers about foreign investment in the Wheatbelt. We investigate the economic, social and envir...

  20. CAPITAL FLOWS AND THEIR SECTORAL DESTINATIONS

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    Petris Sorina

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Since 2003, New European Union Member States have made large capital inflows, which led to a credit crunch and recession. Whether they are foreign direct investment, or banking flows, capital inflows ultimately affect GDP, depending on how they are invested. In the specialty literature, analysis of capital flows was done especially in terms of their structure, with a lack of analysis in terms of final destination of capital inflows. Therefore, we analyzed the effect of capital inflows on GDP in the New Member States of the European Union (Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Slovakia over the last economic cycle. Based on experiences of the new Member States during the recent boom and crisis, the paper studies the impact of capital inflows on GDP growth, inflows channeled to economic sectors, such as real estate and corporate investment sector. The results of this research tries to highlight the extent to which the final destination of capital flows is important for the evolution of GDP.

  1. Venture Capital, the Regions and Public Policy: The United Kingdom Since the Post-2000 Technology Crash

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    Mason, Colin; Pierrakis, Yannis

    2011-01-01

    Abstract The geography of venture capital in the UK has been shaped since 2000 by a significant increase in public sector venture capital funds. At the regional scale, several Northern regions now have more than their expected shares of venture capital investment. This reflects the role of the public sector which now dominates much of the investment activity in the Midlands and North. Moreover, deal sizes in these regions are small. Venture capital, measured by the total amount inv...

  2. 食品安全问题成因及其预防对策——基于广西禽畜生产现状与道德资本投入的分析%Causes of and Precautions against Food Safety Problems: An Analysis of the Current Situation of Livestock Production in Guangxi and the Moral Capital Investment

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    黄祖江

    2012-01-01

    The fundamental root causes of food safety problems are the mercenary food manufacturers’ lack of professional integrity and social morality,and the ignorance of the significant role that moral capital plays during the manufacturing process.By making investigations into the food safety problems in the process of processing and selling livestock products,the author tries to reveal the applicability of moral capital in this process and figures out effective strategies to solve food safety problems by investing moral capital into both the external and internal of the industrial chain of the livestock processing.%食品安全问题的根源是生产经营者的唯利是图,职业操守和社会道德的缺失,忽视了道德资本在企业生产经营中的重要作用。研究通过对广西禽畜食品生产经营中安全问题的调查,得出道德资本在食品生产经营中的可适用性,并通过对畜禽食品产业链的内部和外部进行道德资本的投入来有效解决食品安全生产经营的问题。

  3. Attraction of Investment in Agriculture of Kazakhstan

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    Dinar Abdrakhmanova

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Characteristic for conditions competition increase in the market of the investments, interfaced to world financial crisis, makes superrigid deman ds to investment decisions. In similar conditions the exit on the capital markets is one of the key advantages, providing to the enterprises their further development. Attraction of investments is interfaced to a number of difficulties. In connection with shortage of own means for financing of investment activity of the organizations by the basic source of financing there was an extra financing. Necessity of considerable volume of financial resources on development of investment projects does their attraction by a paramount problem of the enterprises-borrowers. Availability of credit sources of financing is limited both because of the high price of the extra capital, and owing to inability of the enterprises-borrowers to interest potential creditors in realization of investment projects. It causes necessity of an economic justification of efficiency and appeal of investment investments. Only having defined, what concrete parameters the company should possess, and having developed concrete ways and indicators of achievement of these parameters, it is possible in modern conditions effectively to develop business. Such aspiration creates investment appeal and is realized by means of basic tools considered in given work.

  4. Investment Patterns on Emerging Stock Markets

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    Adrian Zoicas-Ienciu

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available The globalization improves the prospects for the emerging markets to attain an economic development level comparable with that of industrialized countries. Without ignoring the specific policies concerning the openness degree, globalization might increase capital and technology flows towards these markets, thus generating a higher income rate growth than would be possible in a less integrated world economy. An important role in this capital stream is played by the investments made in emerging markets, process which continues to sustain a high interest from the behalf of equity funds (private or not around the world. The paper analyzes the main aspects related to this kind of investments such as: ways to recognize an emerging market, arguments and counterarguments for these investments, new trends, capital flow related problems, the role played by the privatization and, finally, instructions for building an emergent market portfolio.

  5. 我国风险投资发展的缺陷分析及其发展对策%China venture capital investment development's shortage analysis and its development strategy

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    陈海英; 刘洋

    2011-01-01

    本文针对我国风险投资的发展现状及存在的问题,从理论上阐述风险投资的定义,简述我国风险投资的研究现状及存在的缺陷,探讨如何建立积极、完善的风险投资机制。%This paper aim at our country venture capital the development present situation and the existence question,theoretically elaborated that venture capital's definition,summarizes our country venture capital research present situation and the existence flaw,

  6. Citizenship, Fertility, and Parental Investments

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    Ciro Avitabile; Irma Clots-Figueras; Paolo Masella

    2014-01-01

    Citizenship rights are associated with better economic opportunities for immigrants. This paper studies how in a country with a large fraction of temporary migrants the fertility decisions of foreign citizens respond to a change in the rules that regulate child legal status at birth. The introduction of birthright citizenship in Germany in 2000, represented a positive shock to the returns to investment in child human capital. Consistent with Becker's "quality-quantity" model of fertility, we ...

  7. Citizenship, Fertility and Parental Investment

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    Ciro Avitabile; Irma Clots-Figueras; Paolo Masella

    2012-01-01

    Citizenship rights are associated with better economic opportunities for immigrants. This paper studies how in a country with a large fraction of temporary migrants the fertility decisions of foreign citizens respond to a change in the rules that regulate child legal status at birth. The introduction of birthright citizenship in Germany, following the introduction of the new German nationality law in 2000, represented a positive shock to the returns to investment in child human capital. Consi...

  8. Chinese Lessons : State Owned Enterprises and the Regulation of Foreign Investment in Canada

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    Yuen Pau Woo

    2013-01-01

    A recent influx of Asian investment is changing the character of the Canadian oil and gas industry and reviving old debates on the regulation of foreign investment. Particular attention has been placed on investment by state-owned enterprises (SOEs), driven in part by public suspicion about investment from China, which has been the largest source of SOE capital flows to Canada. Recent amendments to the Investment Canada Act have made SOE investment more difficult and have raised questions abo...

  9. On the relationship between public and private investment in the euro area

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    Dreger, Christian; Reimers, Hans-Eggert

    2014-01-01

    This paper explores the long run relationship between public and private investment in the euro area in terms of capital stocks and gross investment flows. Panel techniques ac-counting for international spillovers are employed. While private and public capital stocks are cointegrated, the evidence is quite fragile for public and private investment flows. They enter a long run relationship only after fundamental drivers of private investment, such as demand and financing costs are included. Ac...

  10. Intelligence Capital

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    Maid Pajevic

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available The author of this article presents a new theoretical concept of intelligence capital, with which he explains the multi-meaningful term ‘intelligence’. The author offers a conceptual frame „intelligence capital“ as a generic complex consisting of four interactively linked elements. The contribution of this article is, among other things, an answer to a question: What is an applicative value of intelligence capital as a new theoretical concept for the sys­tem of security and intelligence of BiH? Historical context implies greater responsibility of OSA BiH in realising its preventive function of protecting security of BiH and its citizens. Theoretical frame of the intelligence capital implies that the system of security and intelligence of BiH should be able to respond to strategic questions: to know-what, to know – why, to know – how, to know – who.

  11. United Kingdom Shadow Secretary of State for Universities and Skills David Willetts MP (centre) in front of the CMS detector with (from left to right) A. Barr, Partner and Founder, Matterhorn Investment Management LLP P. Bate, S. Harper, M. Willetts, T. Virdee, J. Ellis, CMS Spokesperson G. Tonelli, CMS Technical Coordinator A. Ball and (front) Partner, Caravel Capital H. Hsueh and P. Wells. Monday 4th January 2010

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    2010-01-01

    United Kingdom Shadow Secretary of State for Universities and Skills David Willetts MP (centre) in front of the CMS detector with (from left to right) A. Barr, Partner and Founder, Matterhorn Investment Management LLP P. Bate, S. Harper, M. Willetts, T. Virdee, J. Ellis, CMS Spokesperson G. Tonelli, CMS Technical Coordinator A. Ball and (front) Partner, Caravel Capital H. Hsueh and P. Wells. Monday 4th January 2010

  12. Financing Investment

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    Hirth, Stefan; Flor, Christian Riis

    Intuition suggests that corporate investment should be decreasing in financing constraints. We show that even when financing is obtained using a standard debt contract and there is symmetric information between the firm and outside investors, the relation is actually U-shaped. We thus provide a new...... theoretical explanation for the recent empirical findings of Cleary et al. (2007). We split up the endogenously implied financing costs and propose a trade-off between expected liquidation costs and second-best investment costs. For rather unconstrained firms, the risk of costly liquidation dominates the cost...

  13. Intelligence Capital

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    Maid Pajevic

    2011-01-01

    The author of this article presents a new theoretical concept of intelligence capital, with which he explains the multi-meaningful term ‘intelligence’. The author offers a conceptual frame „intelligence capital“ as a generic complex consisting of four interactively linked elements. The contribution of this article is, among other things, an answer to a question: What is an applicative value of intelligence capital as a new theoretical concept for the sys­tem of security and intelligence of Bi...

  14. Trinidadian capitalism

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    Kevin A. Yelvington

    1999-01-01

    [First paragraph] Capitalism: An Ethnographic Approach. DANIEL MILLER. Oxford: Berg, 1997. x + 357 pp. (Cloth £39.00, Paper £17.99) Women, Labour and Politics in Trinidad and Tobago: A History. RHODA E. REDDOCK. London: Zed, 1994. vi + 346 pp. (Cloth £39.95, Paper £15.95) Despite the underdeveloped state of the scholarship on its admittedly short sugar plantation slavery period, we now have a corpus of studies on various aspects of capitalism in Trinidad - from its histor...

  15. Optimal Investment Strategy for Risky Assets

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    Sergei Maslov; Yi-Cheng Zhang

    1998-01-01

    We design an optimal strategy for investment in a portfolio of assets subject to a multiplicative Brownian motion. The strategy provides the maximal typical long-term growth rate of investor's capital. We determine the optimal fraction of capital that an investor should keep in risky assets as well as weights of different assets in an optimal portfolio. In this approach both average return and volatility of an asset are relevant indicators determining its optimal weight. Our results are parti...

  16. Banking services aid tax-exempt investments.

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    Forbes, R W; Leonard, P A

    1987-04-01

    Many not-for-profit hospitals are facing a severe capital shortage. Their traditional sources of funding--government grants, philanthropy, and appropriations--have dramatically declined. Increasingly, these hospitals are turning to the tax-exempt bond market for their capital. It is important for the financial manager to understand the elements and the process of tax-exempt financing. One crucial element is the investment banker who handles the project's financing. This article focuses on the financing services investment banking firms provide to hospitals and explains how much these services will cost. PMID:10280840

  17. Foreign Direct Investment Drivers in Romania

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    Andreea TRIMBITAS

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Foreign Direct Investment (FDI represents a condition sine qua non for a sustainable development of Romania, taking into consideration the fact that the domestic capital is not enough to assure a positive and significant growth. The present study uses the multiple linear regression to determine the main factors which influence FDI level in Romania. The international reserve and the capital market index BET have a direct and positive impact on the foreign investment flow, while the short, medium and long private and public external debt proved to influence direct, but in a negative way, the FDI.

  18. Does Foreign Aid Increase Foreign Direct Investment?

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    Selaya, Pablo; Sunesen, Eva Rytter

      The notion that foreign aid and foreign direct investment (FDI) are complementary sources of capital is conventional among governments and international cooperation agencies. This paper argues that the notion is incomplete. Within the framework of an open economy Solow model we show that the th......  The notion that foreign aid and foreign direct investment (FDI) are complementary sources of capital is conventional among governments and international cooperation agencies. This paper argues that the notion is incomplete. Within the framework of an open economy Solow model we show...

  19. The Effective Mode and Countermeasures Research of the Capital Investment in the Banking Industry of Heilongjiang Province%民间资本投资黑龙江省银行业的有效模式及对策研究

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    任嘉嵩

    2015-01-01

    近十年来,民间资本在黑龙江省各领域的利用情况日趋增多,发展潜力大。金融市场的投资环境改善,使得黑龙江省对民间资本的需求日益扩大。黑龙江省银行业可通过参股、合资、独资新设和兼并收购四种可行性模式吸收民间资本,黑龙江银行业应健全相关法律法规,加大财政扶持倾斜力度,使民间资本合法有序、稳健顺畅地进入银行业;建立风险防控和组织管理机制、完善信用评估体系,使民间资本安全可控、益于公众;创新银行业务服务,优化金融文化环境,为民间资本开辟新天地,并使其获得长效发展,从而强化黑龙江省银行业融资结构,促进全省经济增长。%In the past ten years,private capital utilization in the field of Heilongjiang province each increasingly grow in quantity,development potential,improve investment environment,the financial markets makes the growing demand for private capital in Heilongjiang province. The banking industries in Heilongjiang province can absorb pri-vate capitals through four feasibility mode:equity participation,joint venture,new sole proprietorship,and mergers and acquisition. Heilongjiang banks should improve relevant laws and regulations,increase financial support,make private capitals legal and orderly,steady smoothly into the banking industries;establish risk prevention and control and organization management mechanism,improve credit evaluation system,make private capital safety and control-lable,beneficial to the public;innovate banking services,optimize the financial and cultural environment,open up new possibilities for private capitals,and make them obtain long-term development,then strengthen the financing structure of banking industries and promote the economic growth of Heilongjiang province.

  20. Allergy Capitals

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    ... McAllen, TX The report looks at 3 important factors: Pollen score Allergy medication usage Availability of Board-certified allergists This year’s report named Jackson, Mississippi, as the top Spring Allergy Capital due to its: Higher than average pollen Higher ...

  1. Capital Gains

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    Howard, Robert W.

    2004-01-01

    "Social capital" describes the strength of community as measured by the connections and levels of trust among its members. These connections are both formal and informal and the benefits include better health and better academic achievement. In this article, the author proposes two types of experiments to determine whether the relationship between…

  2. Capital Challenge

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    2009-01-01

    China is on its way to establishing its own venture capital industry Venture capitalists will find no safe haven worldwide as the prospects for the majority of economies to pick up remain dim for the next two years. Still, if some of them have the money and

  3. Solow Residuals Without Capital Stocks

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    Burda, Michael C.; Severgnini, Battista

    2014-01-01

    We use synthetic data generated by a prototypical stochastic growth model to assess the accuracy of the Solow residual (Solow, 1957) as a measure of total factor productivity (TFP) growth when the capital stock in use is measured with error. We propose two alternative measurements based on current...... measurement problems are particularly severe for economies still far from their steady state. This drawback of the Solow residual is thus most acute in applications in which its accuracy is most highly valued. As an application, we compute and compare TFP growth measures for developing countries in the Heston...... investment expenditures: one eliminates the capital stock by direct substitution, while the other employs generalized differences of detrended data and the Malmquist index. In short samples, these measures can exhibit consistently lower root mean squared errors than the Solow–Törnqvist counterpart. Capital...

  4. The bank capital requirement and information asymmetry

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    Sangkyun Park

    1994-01-01

    This paper recognizes two main factors that cause the capital requirement to affect the weighted average cost of capital and hence the investment behavior of banks: underpriced debt resulting from the deposit insurance and information asymmetry between managers and the stock market. For a bank enjoying a low cost of debt (deposits), an increased proportion of equity financing raises the weighted average cost ofcapital. When the stock market underestimates the value of a bank due to informatio...

  5. MONEY WITH IDIOSYNCRATIC UNINSURABLE RETURNS TO CAPITAL

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    Miquel Faig

    2000-01-01

    This paper extends the income fluctuations problem to an economy with endogenous growth. In the present setup, individuals, instead of owning an stream of endowments, accumulate capital with an investment irreversibility constraint and face uninsurable idiosyncratic risks to the return to capital. Money provides both a risk diversification and a liquidity role. Balanced growth paths exist despite the increasing dispersion of the wealth distribution. The return to money cannot be equated to th...

  6. Agency Costs, Risk Management, and Capital Structure.

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    Hayne E. Leland

    1998-01-01

    The joint determination of capital structure and investment risk is examined. Optimal capital structure reflects both the tax advantages of debt less default costs (Modigliani-Miller), and the agency costs resulting from asset substitution (Jensen-Meckling). Agency costs restrict leverage and debt maturity and increase yield spreads, but their importance is relatively small for the range of environments considered. Risk management is also examined. Hedging permits greater leverage. Even when ...

  7. FINANCIAL COMMUNICATION AND INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL REPORTING PRACTICES

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    BELENESI (BUMBA) MARIOARA; POPA DORINA; CHIRA (CHIŞ) ANCA OANA; AVRAM (BOITOS) CAMELIA

    2014-01-01

    In a highly competitive economy, driven by globalization, the abundance of digital information and communication facilities, the investor directs its capital to those companies that promise added value of the invested capital. Even so, companies seek to obtain favorable terms of financing by rendering sensitive the investors. To achieve their goal, they must provide information about their financial and non financial performance with sufficient regularity to meet the information needs of actu...

  8. Capital Control, Debt Financing and Innovative Activity

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    Czarnitzki, Dirk; Kraft, Kornelius

    2009-01-01

    "The present paper discusses the effects of dispersed versus concentrated capital ownership on investment into innovative activity. While the market for equity capital might exert insufficient control on top managements’ behavior, this weakness may be mitigated by a suitable degree of debt financing. We report the results of an empirical study on the determinants of innovative activity measured by patent applications. Using a large sample of German manufacturing firms, we find that companies ...

  9. Endogenous Growth, Capital Utilization and Depreciation

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    Aznar-Márquez, J.; Ruiz-Tamarit, Jose

    2001-01-01

    We study an extended version of the one-sector AK growth model introducing adjustment and maintenance costs. Agents are allowed to under-use the installed capital and to vary the depreciation rate. The model is analyzed using particular functional forms and is solved in closed-form. We find that adjustment and maintenance costs (e?- ciency) reduce (increases) investment, depreciation, capital utilization and the rate of growth; impatience reduces the rate of growth but increases depreciation ...

  10. Relevant Aspects of Public Investments Valuation

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    ILOIU MIRELA; ILOIU SORIN; CSIMINGA DIANA

    2011-01-01

    Recent developments, such as privatization and the private finance initiative, have raised the issue of which assets should be owned by the public sector and whether assets have different values in the public and private sector. In order to answer to this question we make here a parallel between public and private investment under considerations such investment appraisal, valuation criteria, cost of capital and the required rate of return, as well as the risk associated to public-sector inves...

  11. Investment Hangover and the Great Recession

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    Rognlie, Matthew; Shleifer, Andrei; Simsek, Alp

    2014-01-01

    We present a model of investment hangover motivated by the Great Recession. In our model, overbuilding of residential capital requires a reallocation of productive resources to nonresidential sectors, which is facilitated by a reduction in the real interest rate. If the fall in the interest rate is limited by the zero lower bound and nominal rigidities, then the economy enters a liquidity trap with limited reallocation and low output. The drop in output reduces nonresidential investment throu...

  12. Investment style of Jordanian mutual funds

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    2012-01-01

    The study investigates the mutual funds investment style in the Jordanian context. It uses monthly returns of five mutual funds from July 2000 to December 2009. To do so, it employs the 4-factors model with explanatory variables the market portfolio return, a small minus large capitalization indicator variable, a high minus low book-to-market indicator variable, and a variable that account for momentum effect. These factors are used as benchmarks to investigate the investment style. The resul...

  13. Institutional Venture Capital for the Space Industry: Providing Risk Capital for Space Companies that Provide Investor Returns

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    Moore, Roscoe M., III

    2002-01-01

    provided by an institution. Those institutions tend to be Banks, Pension Funds, Insurance Funds, Corporations, and other incorporated entities that are obligated to earn a return on their invested capital. These institutions invest in a venture capital firm for the sole purpose of getting their money back with a healthy profit - within a set period of time. The venture capital firm is responsible for investing in and managing companies whose risk and return are higher than other less risky classes of investment. The venture capital firm's primary skill is its ability to manage the high risk of its venture investments while maintaining the high return potential of its venture investments. to businesses for the purpose of providing the above-mentioned Institutions a substantial return on their invested capital. Institutional Venture Capital for the Space Industry cannot be provided to projects or companies whose philosophy or intention is not to increase shareholder equity value within a set time period. efficiently when tied up in companies that intend to spend billions of dollars before the first dollar of revenue is generated. If 2 billion dollars of venture capital is invested in the equity of a Space Company for a minority equity position, then that Space Company must build that minority shareholder's equity value to a minimum investment return of 4 to 8 billion dollars. There are not many start-up companies that are able to reach public market equity valuations in the tens of billions of dollars within reasonable time horizons. Foundations, Manufacturers, and Strategic Investors can invest in projects that cannot realistically provide a substantial return on their equity to their investors within a reasonable period (5-7 years) of time. Venture Capitalists have to make money. Venture capitalists have made money on Satellite Television, Satellite Radio, Fixed Satellite Services, and other businesses. Venture capitalists have not made money on stand

  14. Socially responsible investments

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    Antonella Del Rosso

    2012-01-01

    In addition to well-established working principles based on conservative and capital preservation oriented investments that ensure it a sustainable future, the CERN Pension Fund recently introduced a new criterion for selecting the numerous opportunities that the market offers: philanthropy. Its first initiative, which also involves the Staff Association’s Long-Term Collection, will help support two orphanages in China.   The two charities are located near Beijing. Beijing’s “China Children Charity and Foundation” is an orphanage that cares for up to 80 babies who need surgery to correct birth defects. The other, “Hope Healing Home”, is an organization that deals with 300 babies and cares for sick and physically disabled babies who have been abandoned. All these babies are awaiting treatment and a medical solution. The CERN Pension Fund has over 6700 members. To ensure the greatest efficiency and profitability, the Fund’s por...

  15. Trinidadian capitalism

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    Kevin A. Yelvington

    1999-07-01

    Full Text Available [First paragraph] Capitalism: An Ethnographic Approach. DANIEL MILLER. Oxford: Berg, 1997. x + 357 pp. (Cloth £39.00, Paper £17.99 Women, Labour and Politics in Trinidad and Tobago: A History. RHODA E. REDDOCK. London: Zed, 1994. vi + 346 pp. (Cloth £39.95, Paper £15.95 Despite the underdeveloped state of the scholarship on its admittedly short sugar plantation slavery period, we now have a corpus of studies on various aspects of capitalism in Trinidad - from its historical advent (Sebastien 1978 to its twentieth-century manifestation in the petroleum sector (Seers 1964; Sandoval 1983, and from the ethnic structure of labor markets (Camejo 1971; Harewood 1971 and the role of capitalism in racial/ethnic inequality (Henry 1993; Coppin & Olsen 1998 to the way ethnicity affects business, big (Button 1981; Parris 1985; Centre for Ethnic Studies 1993 and small (Ryan & Barclay 1992; Griffith 1997, and the way ethnicity and gender are used in class recruitment (Yelvington 1995. There are also a number of fine working-class histories (e.g., Rennie 1973; Ramdin 1982; Basdeo 1983 and important works on the labor riots and strikes and the nature of the colonial state during the crises of the 1930s (e.g., Thomas 1987; Singh 1994. The two books under review here complement the works mentioned above, and they complement each other as well: Reddock's deals with the way capitalism up to the mid-century was buttressed by colonial politics, and explores how this formation engendered certain kinds of political responses, while Miller approaches capitalism through the assumption that fundamental changes in the post-Oil Boom period (ca. 1973-80 brought about considerable autonomy between production and consumption that can and should now be read through an analysis of the cultural circulation of images and commodities in the society. These books are both noteworthy because they engage in explicit theorizing on what capitalism was and is, and what it did and

  16. Heterogeneity of Capital Stocks in Japan: Classification by Factor Analysis

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    Konomi Tonogi; Jun-ichi Nakamura; Kazumi Asako

    2014-01-01

    This paper examines the heterogeneity of capital stocks using financial statement data of publicly listed Japanese firms. We conduct factor analysis on investment rates among various capital goods and estimate factor loadings of each as its reactions to common factors like total factor productivity (TFP) shocks. Then we estimate the uniqueness for each investment rate, which is the percentage of its variance that is not explained by the common factors. If the estimated factor loadings are sim...

  17. Capital Mobility, Foreign Aid, and Openness: A Reappraisal

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    Javed Younas

    2007-01-01

    Payne and Kumazawa (2005) examine the effect of domestic savings, foreign aid, the evolution of capital mobility over time, and openness on investment rates using a panel of sub-Saharan African countries. They find that capital mobility has increased over time and that foreign aid and openness positively impact investment. We extend their work by accounting for business cycle effects and endogeneity issues. Accounting for these factors does not qualitatively change their findings except that ...

  18. RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ECONOMIC GROWTH AND HUMAN CAPITAL

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    Mihaela Tania SANDU

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available Recognizing the importance of infl uence exerted by human capital oneconomic growth of a country, to base decisions regarding the need to invest in such type of capital there are conducted studies and used different models for analysis related to a series of macroeconomic and demographic indicators.We present the main indicators and dynamics of human capital, placedin the economic context of Romania, with reference, in bringing out statistics data, to an average period of time (between 1994-2008 characterized at macroeconomic level, both by recession and economic growth periods. There were also highlighted indicators and dynamics, both at national and individual level.

  19. FINANCIAL INTERMEDIARIES’ ACTIVITY ON ROMANIAN CAPITAL MARKET

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    Dumitru-Cristian OANEA

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available The financial shifts encountered in the last decade, increase the importance of capital markets in emerging countries, which is also Romania’s case. The banking system was for a long period of time the main source of liquidity for the economy. Meanwhile, the situation is changing due to the importance that capital market has in financing the economy. Through this paper we analyze the transactions’ evolution made by financial intermediaries on Romanian capital market, by highlighting the Societies for Financial Services and Investments (SSIF. Based on this evolution, we identified the main significant differences and similarities between the SSIFs existing on the market.

  20. Instrumental Capital

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    Gabriel Valerio

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available During the history of human kind, since our first ancestors, tools have represented a mean to reach objectives which might otherwise seemed impossibles. In the called New Economy, where tangibles assets appear to be losing the role as the core element to produce value versus knowledge, tools have kept aside man in his dairy work. In this article, the author's objective is to describe, in a simple manner, the importance of managing the organization's group of tools or instruments (Instrumental Capital. The characteristic conditions of this New Economy, the way Knowledge Management deals with these new conditions and the sub-processes that provide support to the management of Instrumental Capital are described.

  1. Triads of capital

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    Svendsen, Gunnar Lind Haase

    of capital means a coherent stock of capital, including social, cultural and physical capital, which belongs to a local community. The case of civic organization in rural Denmark 1800-1900 shows how the three capitals successively acted as driving forces: physical capital about year 1800, social capital....... The hypothesis is that three forms of capital have the potential to act as driving forces: social capital, cultural capital and physical capital, the latter operationaliz­ed as buildings. A new concept, triad of capital, is introduced to analyze the interrelationship between these three forms of capital. A triad...... about year 1880, and cultural capital about year 1900. In each case, one form of capital changed the two others in a chain reaction process, which ultimately led to a major reorganization of the triads of capital in the local rural communities....

  2. Capital expenditure trends in California hospitals: 2002-2007.

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    McCue, Michael J

    2011-01-01

    From 1997 to 2001, hospitals expanded their capital expenditures by only 1% while future capital investment was expected to grow by 14% (Healthcare Financial Management Association 2004). Analyzing California hospital data from 2002 to 2004 to 2005 to 2007, the author identified and classified capital expenditures into 4 major types. Between the 2 study periods, growth in capital purchases exceeded 23% for medical equipment, expansion, and maintenance types of projects. Large nonprofit hospitals capturing a greater share of the market and serving fewer uninsured and government payers had a greater number of these types of capital purchases.

  3. 资本投入、开放经济对中国知识产权创造影响的实证检验%Empirical Study on the Impact on China' s Intellectual Property Creation caused by Capital Investment and Open Economy

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    顾晓燕

    2012-01-01

    Intellectual property creation is at the core of intellectual property strategy innovation, is the important points of promoting economic restructuring and upgrading. , is the key of independent Based on the inter -provin- cial data from 2000 to 2009, using panel data unit root tests, granger test, cointegration test, mixed effects model to analyze the impact on intellectual property creation caused by capital investment, import trade, foreign direct in- vestment in the country, eastern, central and western, we concluded that capital investment and open economy had a significant positive effect on intellectual property creation, but there was regional difference.%知识产权创造是知识产权战略的核心,是自主创新的关键,是推动经济转型升级的重要着力点。基于2000~2009年的省际数据,运用面板数据单位根检验、格兰杰检验、协整检验、混合效应模型对全国及东、中、西部的资本投入、进口贸易和外商直接投资对知识产权创造的影响进行了实证分析,结果表明资本投入、开放经济对知识产权创造具有显著的正效应,但存在地区差异。

  4. Reducing the cost of health care capital.

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    Silberman, R

    1984-08-01

    Although one may ask four financial experts their opinion on the future of the hospital capital market and receive five answers, the blatant need for financial strategic planning is evident. Clearly, the hospital or system with sound financial management will be better positioned to gain and/or maintain an edge in the competitive environment of the health care sector. The trends of the future include hospitals attempting to: Maximize the efficiency of invested capital. Use the expertise of Board members. Use alternative capital sources. Maximize rate of return on investments. Increase productivity. Adjust to changes in reimbursements. Restructure to use optimal financing for capital needs, i.e., using short-term to build up debt capacity if long-term financing is needed in the future. Take advantage of arbitrage (obtain capital and reinvest it until the funds are needed). Delay actual underwriting until funds are to be used. Better management of accounts receivable and accounts payable to avoid short-term financing for cash flow shortfalls. Use for-profit subsidiaries to obtain venture capital by issuing stock. Use product line management. Use leasing to obtain balance sheet advantages. These trends indicate a need for hospital executives to possess a thorough understanding of the capital formation process. In essence, the bottom line is that the short-term viability and long-term survival of a health care organization will greatly depend on the financial expertise of its decision-makers.

  5. Foreign-Invested Enterprises in China:

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    Hon, Tai-Yuen

    2015-01-01

     Abstract. The objective of this study was to illustrate the development and sustainability for foreign-invested enterprises in China.Banks would react to banking regulation of Basel III. The traditional loans are very costly in capital. Banks restrict lending and treat lending as a marketing tool. Foreign-invested enterprises will be difficult to get the traditional loans. The development of peer to peer (P2P) leading perform will be targeted for the foreign-invested enterprises’ new financi...

  6. RELEVANT ASPECTS OF PUBLIC INVESTMENTS VALUATION

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    ILOIU MIRELA

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Recent developments, such as privatization and the private finance initiative, have raised the issue of which assets should be owned by the public sector and whether assets have different values in the public and private sector. In order to answer to this question we make here a parallel between public and private investment under considerations such investment appraisal, valuation criteria, cost of capital and the required rate of return, as well as the risk associated to public-sector investments. Finally we offer an example that highlights some of the considerations presented below.

  7. The Research on Intellectual Capital Investment Decision of X Company Based on System Dynamics%基于系统动力学的智力资本投资决策研究——以X公司为例

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    陆康; 王圣元; 刘慧

    2011-01-01

    20世纪70年代以来,智力资本的管理成为企业在竞争性市场中生存与发展的一个关键问题。本文的目的就是设计出一套基于系统动力学的智力资本投资评价模型,为公司管理智力资本提供一个很好的工具。研究首先选择合适方法对公司的智力资本进行计量。通过详细的系统分析构建了X公司智力资本投资的系统动力学模型。利用系统动力学模型对7种智力资本投资方案进行数据模拟。综合考虑投资效率与风险得出智力资本投资方案的优劣排序。%Since 1970s,management of IC(intellectual capital) has become a critical task for enterprises to survive and develop in the competitive market.And thesis purpose is to design an SD evaluating model of IC investment and to provide a good tool for enterprises to manage its IC.At first,the research selects a proper method to measure the IC of enterprises.And then,the research build a SD model of IC investment system of X enterprises based on detailed system analysis.Simulations run for seven IC investment projects.Considering the efficiency and risk of in vestment,the dissertation gives a compositor to the seven IC investment projects.

  8. Specification of Investment Functions in Sub-Saharan Africa

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    Bayraktar, Nihal; Fofack, Hippolyte

    2007-01-01

    It is a well-known fact that one of the most important determinants of growth is private investment. But in the developing country context of widespread poverty, the effects of initial conditions on the process of capital accumulation have seldom been investigated. This paper highlights heterogeneity in the process of capital accumulation across different countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, a...

  9. Stock market and investment : the signaling role of the market

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    Samuel, Cherian

    1996-01-01

    The author examines the role of the stock market as a signal to managers in undertaking capital expenditures. He concludes that while both managerial and market perceptions are integral, managerial perception is of greater importance. The evidence suggeststhat, as a statistic, the Q ratio is not sufficient to explain firms'capital expenditure decisions. Thus, the standard Q model of investment should be modified to provide a more meaningful description of a firm's capital spending decisions. ...

  10. Capital Taxation

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    Martin Feldstein

    1982-01-01

    This paper is an introductory chapter to a book that brings together 22 of my papers written between 1965 and 1981. The chapter provides a summary of each paper and a more general discussion of the role of taxation in influencing the process of capita1 accumulation. The four sections of the book are: (1) Household and Corporate Saving; (2) Portfolio Behavior; (3) Business Investment and (4) Tax Incidence in a Growing Economy.

  11. What lures cross-border venture capital inflows?

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    Schertler, Andrea; Tykvova, Tereza

    2012-01-01

    We investigate if economic factors drive gross and net cross-border venture capital inflows differently. Using a dataset of venture capital investments in European and North American countries from 2000 to 2008, we find that higher expected economic growth goes hand in hand with higher gross as well

  12. Fiscal Policies and Endogenous Growth in Integrated Capital Markets

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    Lejour, A.M.; Verbon, H.A.A.

    1996-01-01

    This paper examines the effects of policy coordination in a two-country world with endogenous growth and imperfect capital mobility.Public investment and a public consumption good are financed by a source-based capital-income tax. By comparing the cases in which countries do and do not coordinate th

  13. The Treatment of Capital Costs in Educational Projects

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    Bezeau, Lawrence

    1975-01-01

    Failure to account for the cost and depreciation of capital leads to suboptimal investments in education, specifically to excessively capital intensive instructional technologies. This type of error, which is particularly serious when planning for developing countries, can be easily avoided. (Author)

  14. Anticipation in innovative investment under oligopolistic competition

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    Wrzaczek, S.; Kort, P.M.

    2012-01-01

    The paper studies the firms’ optimal investment behavior in a dynamic duopoly framework. Embodied technological progress means later generations are more productive. The resulting model is a differential game combined with a vintage capital goods structure. Since such a framework has not been analyz

  15. Comparative dynamics in a health investment model.

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    Eisenring, C

    1999-10-01

    The method of comparative dynamics fully exploits the inter-temporal structure of optimal control models. I derive comparative dynamic results in a simplified demand for health model. The effect of a change in the depreciation rate on the optimal paths for health capital and investment in health is studied by use of a phase diagram.

  16. Human Capital Development and Poverty Alleviation in Nigeria: A Symbiotic Overview

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    Asaju, Kayode

    2012-01-01

    Human Capital development through education is a long time investment made by the state to enhance the well being of her citizenry. By investing in education, well educated individuals bring to bear their talents, knowledge, skills and experiences as they function in the various sectors of the economy. Human Capital development is therefore a…

  17. ON THE INSTITUTIONAL DEFECT AND ITS CORRECTION OF VENTURE CAPITAL IN CHINA

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    2001-01-01

    With the emergence of Knowledge Economy, venture capital is playing a more and more important role in the high and new technology industry in China. The situation and problems of venture investment in China are analyzed in this paper which pointed out some problems that hinder the process of venture invest- ment, and also, gave some suggestions to promote the development of venture capital.

  18. 78 FR 66394 - OFS Capital Corporation, et al.; Notice of Application

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    2013-11-05

    ... definition of investment company by section 3(c)(7) of the Act. The Company currently owns a 67.5 percent... the Investment Company Act of 1940 (the ``Act'') for an exemption from sections 18(a) and 61(a) of the Act. APPLICANTS: OFS Capital Corporation (the ``Company''), OFS Capital Management, LLC...

  19. Empirical Analysis on the Relationship of Total Health Expenditure, Physical Capital Investment and Economic Growth%卫生总费用、物质资本投入与经济增长关系实证分析

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    聂丽

    2013-01-01

    目的:分析我国国内生产总值、卫生总费用、物质资本投入3个变量间关系,为我国卫生经济政策制定及分配制度改革提供依据。方法:采用1978-2011年统计年鉴数据,建立VAR模型研究变量间动态关系。结果:通过单位根检验得出模型较稳定,3个变量间有Granger关系,通过脉冲响应函数得出: GDP增加会引起卫生费用和物质资本投入增加,物质资本与卫生费用变化具有反向关系等。结论:卫生总费用与物质资本相比具有更强经济增长效应,政府应合理分配卫生费用,从提高劳动者素质角度提高物质资本的社会效益从而促进经济增长。%Objective: By analyzing the three variables relationship of GDP, total health expenditure and physical capital input, to provide basis for health economic policy and distribution system reform in China. Methods: Using the data from 1978 to 2011, the VAR model of the dynamic relationship is established. Results: The establishment of VAR model is stable by unit root test, there is Granger relation between the 3 variables, the result of the impulse response function is obtained that GDP will increase the input of health costs and physical capital, and physical capital and health expenditure have a reverse relation. Conclusion: Total health expenditure has greater effect on economic growth compared with physical capital, the government should allocate health costs, improve social benefits from the prospective of improving the quality of workers to promote economic growth.

  20. Using the Idea of Market-Expected Return Rates on Invested Capital in the Verification of Conformity of Market Evaluation of Stock-Listed Companies with their Intrinsic Value

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    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available This article presents the concept of investor-expected rates of return on capital of listed companies and the use of these rates in the assessment of the extent to which the stock evaluation of a given entity is compatible with its intrinsic value. The article also features results of the research aimed at verification – with the use of the presented tool – of whether the market value of WSE-listed companies reflects their fundamental value. The calculations presented in the empirical part of the article show that at the beginning of 2011, market evaluation of the most of the analysed entities greatly exceeded their fundamental value.

  1. DISCUSSION ON THE DEFECTS OF CAPITAL BALANCE SHEET IN FIXED ASSETS INVESTMENT ANNUAL FINAL ACCOUNTS AND THE IMPROVEMENT SUGGESTION%试谈固定资产投资决算报表资金平衡表缺陷及改进建议

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    曹瑞玲

    2014-01-01

    In 2011, Ministry of Finance (MOF) in China had introduced the final accounts statements of fixed as-sets investment, which had changed greatly in the scope and content compared to the original financial statement of basic construction projects investment. But the statement system still remained the original fund balance table which could not fully reflect the contents of the statement. This paper discussed the defect of the capital balance sheet, and put forward the improving suggestions.%财政部2011年出台了固定资产投资决算报表,该表较原财政性资金投资基本建设项目决算报表在填报范围、反映内容上发生了很大变化,但报表体系仍保留了原报表系统资金平衡表,资金平衡表不能完全反映报表包含的内容,该文对该表的缺陷进行阐述并提出改进建议。

  2. Agricultural Investment Environment in Shaanxi Province

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    2012-01-01

    The features of ageing,low educational level and female domination on the part of agricultural labor forces,determine that the sustainable development of agriculture can not rely entirely on farmers,who are engaged in dispersed planting and small-scale operation,therefore,improving agricultural investment environment,and taking positive measures to promote diversification of the main body of agricultural investment,is the key to the healthy development of agriculture.From four aspects(the industrial base of agriculture,arable land resource conditions,capital investment capacity,input of means of production),this article establishes evaluation indicator system of agricultural investment environment in Shaanxi Province,and based on this,make recommendations for improvement of agricultural investment environment in Shaanxi.

  3. Federal Public Investment Spending and Economic Development in Appalachia

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    Mencken, F. Carson; Tolbert, Charles M., II

    2005-01-01

    This analysis examines the relationship between federal public investment spending and economic development in the special case of Appalachia. We propose that the effects of federal public investment spending on economic development operate indirectly through private capital accumulation. We use a spatial lag regression model to test our ideas for…

  4. Return on Investment for Workplace Training: The Canadian Experience

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    Percival, Jennifer C.; Cozzarin, Brian P.; Formaneck, Steven D.

    2013-01-01

    One of the central problems in managing technological change and maintaining a competitive advantage in business is improving the skills of the workforce through investment in human capital and a variety of training practices. This paper explores the evidence on the impact of training investment on productivity in 14 Canadian industries from 1999…

  5. Managing Environmental Risk and Investment Opportunities to Maximize Shareholder Wealth

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    Christopher A. Manning

    1992-01-01

    This article discusses the opinions of environmental experts, corporate strategy, policies, and analytical tools for companies to manage environmental risk and investment opportunities to maximize shareholder wealth. Policies and procedures helpful for evaluating (1) "cost reducing environmentally beneficial investment opportunities" and (2) "environmental contamination clean up options" are discussed and illustrated in detail. As the application of capital budgeting procedures is often the a...

  6. Reversal in China’s Mineral Risk Prospecting Investment Pattern

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    2013-01-01

    <正>The total size of China’s central and provincial level geological prospecting funds has reached 39.9 billion yuan,which effectively propelled social capital to make investment in mineral resources risk prospecting through cooperation,and reversed the previous pattern that China’s mining risk prospecting totally relied on investment by the state government.

  7. Business Fixed Investment and the Recent Business Cycle in Japan

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    Nobuhiro Kiyotaki; Kenneth D. West

    1996-01-01

    To analyze business fixed investment in Japan, which has been unusually volatile in recent years, we develop and apply a loglinear flexible accelerator model. We find that movements in business fixed investment are consistent with movements in output and the tax- adjusted cost of capital, both on average during our entire 1961-94 sample and during the recent 1986-94 business cycle.

  8. Uso da estrutura de capital por empresas agroindustriais

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    Oliveira, Leticia; Antonialli, Luiz Marcelo

    2004-01-01

    The objective of the work was to identify and characterize the agribusiness companies concerning the use of the theory of capital structure for its financial activity. The capital structure is one of great importance, involving both investments and financings (both the capital of external parties' and their own). Methodologically, the research was characterized as descriptive conclusive, through an intentional sample of 69 agribusiness companies in the south of Minas Gerais. The objective was...

  9. Urban youth unemployment and human capital development in Iran

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    2007-01-01

    This is a study on the main causes of urban youth unemployment in Iran. It argues that, based upon structural and classical explanations of unemployment, urban youth unemployment in Iran is caused by deficiencies in human capital development. Based in the two approaches to human capital development, the study uses empirical findings obtained through interviews, surveys and statistics in Iran to discuss earlier studies on the phenomenon, and to see whether investments in human capital developm...

  10. The Capital Structure of Firms in Central and Eastern Europe

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    Cornelli, Francesca; Portes, Richard; Schaffer, Mark E.

    1996-01-01

    According to more recent theories on the optimal capital structure, the availability of external financing is not always guaranteed, or it may come at different costs, depending on the methods of financing used (debt vs. equity, long-term debt vs. short-term debt, etc.). Under such circumstances, firms’ investment and financing decisions are interdependent. This paper studies the optimal capital structure for enterprises in transition economies and investigates the actual capital structure an...

  11. Human Capital, Sport Performance, and Salary Determination of Professional Athletes

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    Antonietti, R.

    2006-01-01

    Thanks to the high availability of data, professional sport represents a unique laboratory in order to test labour market theories and predictions. In particular, one of the most important propositions concerns the role that human capital plays in shaping the life-cycle earnings patterns of workers. To the extent that sport can be considered as a type of human capital investment, human capital theory can help to understand, and empirically assess, how the professional sports...

  12. Catalysts for Social Insurance: Education Subsidies vs. Real Capital Taxation

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    Schindler, Dirk; Yang, Hongyan

    2010-01-01

    To analyze the optimal social insurance package, we set up a two-period life-cycle model with risky human capital investment in which the government has access to labor taxation, education subsidies and capital taxation. Social insurance is provided by redistributive labor taxation. Moreover, both education subsidies and capital taxation are used as catalysts to facilitate social insurance by mitigating distortions from labor taxation. We derive a Ramsey-rule for the optimal combination of th...

  13. Working Capital Approaches and Firm’s Returns in Pakistan

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    Dr. Talat Afza; Mian Sajid Nazir

    2008-01-01

    This study investigates the relationship between the aggressive/conservative working capital policies for seventeen industrial groups of public limited companies listed at Karachi Stock Exchange for a period of 1998-2003. The ordinary least square regression model has been used to investigate into the relationship of working capital approaches and the returns of firms. The study found significant differences among their working capital investment and financing policies across different indust...

  14. Does public investment reduce private investment risk ? A real option approach

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    Bruno CRUZ; Pommeret, Aude

    2002-01-01

    In this paper, the public investment provision takes place in a stochastic environment. The role of the government is to remove a part of the uncertainty faced by the firm. If the government simply maximizes the value of the firm, then the optimal tax is smaller under imperfect competition then it is under perfect competition since more public capital reduces the selling price. But if the governement seeks to maximize the consumer surplus, tax and public capital provision are a mean to cor...

  15. Investment in Green Technologies

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    Das Gupta, Supratim

    Since the middle of the 1970's, there has been considerable research about how to deal with exhaustible natural resources which are essential to production. In the absence of substitution possibilities, the finite stock of these resources acts as a limiting factor to continued growth of output and hence consumption possibilities. In our first chapter, we combine a finite natural resource and human capital in the production function and look at the possibility of maintaining a non-declining or sustainable level of consumption for an infinite horizon. Our results show that the return to human capital accumulation plays a key role in ensuring this objective. In our model without physical capital, we obtain a similar result where this return must be such that the fraction of time devoted to acquiring human capital each period is at least as much as the share of natural resources in output. Our second chapter focuses on the transition from a relatively cheap exhaustible natural resource (coal, gasoline) to an expensive alternative technology assumed to be in nearly unlimited supply (wind, solar). Due to significant cost differences between fossil-fuel based energy sources and these alternative (backstop) technologies, their use is not as widespread. Public subsidies to research can however bring about innovation through cheaper production techniques which would significantly reduce the operating costs of these backstop technologies. But without sufficient incentives for investment and patent protections, individual firms typically underinvest in backstop technologies relative to the socially optimal level. In our paper, we find that this underinvestment in the backstop also leads to an under-extraction of the exhaustible natural resource. This imply firms would conserve the natural resource for too long and switch later to the alternative technology relative to the socially optimal solution. We extend the chapter to include pollution as a flow variable. Pollution from

  16. Does Human Capital Matter? A Meta-Analysis of the Relationship between Human Capital and Firm Performance

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    Crook, T. Russell; Todd, Samuel Y.; Combs, James G.; Woehr, David J.; Ketchen, David J., Jr.

    2011-01-01

    Theory at both the micro and macro level predicts that investments in superior human capital generate better firm-level performance. However, human capital takes time and money to develop or acquire, which potentially offsets its positive benefits. Indeed, extant tests appear equivocal regarding its impact. To clarify what is known, we…

  17. 指数化投资模式创新与资本市场发展*--以A股会计信息编制的基本面指数为例%Index Investing Innovation and Capital Market Development---An Example of Accounting Based Fundamental Index Approach

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    董裕平; 段嘉尚

    2013-01-01

    This article revie ws the in itiation, development and disputes about index investing. Following Fundamental Index approach, we select stocks listed in China A Share market to build equity indices based on company ’s financial accounting data. We conduct back-test using historical data going back to 2005, and compared the simulation result to that of a cap-weighted benchmark index. We find consistent outperformance of these fundamental weighted indices over standard cap-weighted indices. We believe that customizing strategic indexing products based on current Chinese market characteristics would help drive long-term investment demand, induce diversified investment strategies, and improve the efficiency of risk pricing. Such development would also help the China security market move toward a more open internationalized capital market.%本文通过回顾指数化投资模式的产生、发展与争议,探讨以我国A股市场上市公司的会计信息编制基本面指数,并采用历史数据进行投资回测检验。我们发现,该基本面指数在A股市场具有与海外市场基本一致的特征。此例说明,研究开发一些适合我国资本市场发展阶段的可投资的策略性指数产品,有利于增加市场的长线投资需求,引导多种投资理念,培养多元投资方式,改进市场对风险定价的效率,这也是我国证券市场建设成长乃至国际化的一条重要路径。

  18. FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT (FDI IN ROMANIA

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    Gheorghe SĂVOIU

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available This paper analyzes some characteristics of economic and econometricliterature in the field of FDI after 1990, in Romania, as well as some specific issues in the process of practical modelling. A more detailed presentation of John Harry Dunning’s eclectic theory and a simple presentation of the theory of de-investment complete the general theoretical presentation of FDI. A first problem after the definition, life cycle, similarities and differences betweenportfolio and direct foreign investment, after the benefits of FDI, is given by the outstanding dynamics and structure of FDI. Some characteristic features of the value oscillation and structural dynamics of gross capital formation (GCF, gross capital fixed capital formation (GFCF and gross domestic savings (GDS in GDP are relevant for the specificity of the phenomenon of FDI in Romania after 1990.

  19. Optimal Taxation of Risky Human Capital

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    B. Jacobs (Bas); D. Schindler (Dirk); H. Yang (Hongyan)

    2009-01-01

    textabstractIn a model with ex-ante homogenous households, earnings risk and a general earnings function, we derive the optimal linear labor tax rate and optimal linear education subsidies. The optimal income tax trades off social insurance against incentives to work and to invest in human capital.

  20. Capital cost: gas cooled fast reactor plant

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    The results of an investment cost study for a 900 MW(e) GCFR central station power plant are presented. The capital cost estimate arrived at is based on 1976 prices and a conceptual design only, not a mature reactor design