Dividends and Dividend Policy

Dividends and Dividend Policy

Author(s): H. Kent Baker

Published Online: 29 NOV 2011 09:47AM EST

Print ISBN: 9780470455807

Online ISBN: 9781118258408

DOI: 10.1002/9781118258408

About this Book

Dividends And Dividend Policy

As part of the Robert W. Kolb Series in Finance, Dividends and Dividend Policy aims to be the essential guide to dividends and their impact on shareholder value. Issues concerning dividends and dividend policy have always posed challenges to both academics and professionals. While all the pieces to the dividend puzzle may not be in place yet, the information found here can help you gain a firm understanding of this dynamic discipline.

Comprising twenty-eight chapters-contributed by both top academics and financial experts in the field-this well-rounded resource discusses everything from corporate dividend decisions to the role behavioral finance plays in dividend policy. Along the way, you'll gain valuable insights into the history, trends, and determinants of dividends and dividend policy, and discover the different approaches firms are taking when it comes to dividends.

Whether you're a seasoned financial professional or just beginning your journey in the world of finance, having a firm understanding of the issues surrounding dividends and dividend policy is now more important than ever. With this book as your guide, you'll be prepared to make the most informed dividend-related decisions possible-even in the most challenging economic conditions.

The Robert W. Kolb Series in Finance is an unparalleled source of information dedicated to the most important issues in modern finance. Each book focuses on a specific topic in the field of finance and contains contributed chapters from both respected academics and experienced financial professionals.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Dividends and Dividend Policy: History, trends, and Determinants

    1. Chapter 3

      Trends in Dividends: Payers and Payouts (pages 35–54)

      Christian Andres, Andre Betzer, Luis Correia Da Silva and Marc Goergen

  2. Part II: Cash Dividends: Theoretical and Empirical Evidence

  3. Part III: Share Repurchases

  4. Part IV: Other Distribution Methods

  5. Part V: Survey Evidence on Dividends and Dividend Policy

  6. Part VI: Other Dividend Issues

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