Literature Review Examples

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Study On The Catagories Of Hedge Funds

Hedge funds have gained a lot of popularity in the last decade and are one of the fastest growing industries. The main aim of most hedge funds is to reduce volatility and risk. It also attempts to preserve capital and deliver positive returns under all market conditions. Not all hedge funds are same therefore it is important to know the difference between them. It differs in terms of its risks, investment returns and volatility among the different hedge fund strategies. The strategies which are correlated to equity markets deliver consistent returns and have low risk while the ones that are not...

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Literature Review About Portfolio Theory And Assets

Ample work has been done on pricing asset due to its vital importance in finance literature. Several researches have been conducted in the area of pricing stock prices Harry Markowitz (1952) gave portfolio theory in his research “portfolio selection”, Sharpe (1964) and Lintner (1965) introduced capital asset pricing model, Sharpe was awarded with noble prize for his work on capital asset pricing model, Stephen A. Ross (1976) came up with arbitrage pricing theory which is much flexible in comparison to portfolio theory and capital asset pricing model because it can incorporate many factors for the purpose of asset pricing ....

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Interest Rate And Money Supply On Stock Returns

The study was carried out to examine the effect of three macroeconomic factors, on stock return in a global economy. The main objective of the study was to examine some peculiarities or differences in terms of the influence of selected macroeconomic variables on stock return in the London Stock Market. FTSE 100 Index of the London Stock Exchange has been used as a proxy for stock return, the dependant variable of the study. The study makes use of unit root, granger causality, correlation and multiple regression analysis to analyse the secondary data obtained from the London Stock...

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Stakeholder Perspective On Improving Board Performance

Traditional accounting research in corporate governance around the world and Nigeria in particular is dominated by the Anglo-Saxon model, reflecting the dominance of agency theory, thus making previous studies limited and incomprehensive. To narrow this gap, this study intends to extend the current literature by broadening the theoretical framework in the perspective of stakeholder theory (Freeman, 1984; Sikka, 2008; and Fassin, 2009), which incorporates both shareholders and non-shareholding stakeholders, in an attempt to offer more inclusive approach and strengthen the existing governance structure in Nigeria. This will suggset having employees, creditors and other debt investors sit on board for advisory...

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Study On The Pressures Faced By Financial Markets

Rapid globalization and free trade in recent years have created so many significant changes to the world economic environment. Financial markets are also facing big pressures of the globalization process as well as other markets. With effective, fair and stable financial markets, all economies in the world will benefit from and they tend to maintain these characteristics of the markets in their best capacity. However, the recent financial crisis, which started late 2008 in the US banking system, hit the global financial markets severely, especially banking sectors....

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Perceived Benefits Of Reflexology To Mental Health Clients

Reflexology is growing in popularity in its use for a wide range of conditions such as pain management, to ease the effects of cancer treatment, and indeed mental health problems....

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Relationship Between Trading Volume And Stock Index Return

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the relationship between the trading volume and stock index return in China and UnitedStates, one of them is the largest and fastest developing socialist country around the world, the other one is the most developed capitalist country in the world. The differences and similarities between these stock markets can be used as a consideration in China financial system reform. The data is chosen from Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite Index and SP500 index,which are the typical stockindices ofChina and United States. The period of the daily data is from 1, March 2009 to...

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Literature Review Nothing Succeeds Like Franchising

The first thing the curious reader will want to know going through this dissertation is, does franchising work? Because if it doesn’t, or if its performance is at best patchy, there is little point in pursuing the matter any further. Before going into the answer in detail, let’s start on an encouraging note by looking at some success stories. The website of the British Franchise Association (BFA), an organization that lays fair claim to being the voice of British franchising, features some 50 case studies, each bearing a picture of a happy, smiling franchisee who explains in the accompanying text...

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Impact Of Corporate Governance On Capital Investment Decision

Through various studies over the years, different scholars and financial analysts have been able to establish a relationship of cash flow on firms’ investment spending. It was significantly proven by (Modigliani & Miller, 1958) that a firm’s financial status is irrelevant for real investment decisions in a world of perfect and complete capital markets, after controlling for the cost of capital....

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Digital Forensic Investigation In Organisations

In today’s technical world there is an increasing need for evidence in organizations. Good digital evidence is becoming a business enabler. Very few organizations have the structures in area to enable them to conduct cost effective, low-impact and efficient digital investigations. When a digital incident occurs there are generally three courses of actions that are taken, generally dependant on the type of organisation within which the incident occurs, or which is responding the event. Digital Investigation is a medium to organizations which are use to provide good and trustworthy evidence and processes. Traditional investigative models follow the general process of:...

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Structural Frame Construction And Cladding Of Superstructures

This study covers structural frame construction along with the cladding and finishes for this particular element of design. The areas of structure and cladding technology included in this study are as follows:...

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Links Between Unemployment And Health

Unemployment and health are recognised as being linked, though the relationship is complex. It is unclear how much continued unemployment is a result of ill health, and how much ill health is due to unemployment. The purpose of this report is to begin to explore any links between unemployment and health in Fife, to highlight those areas in Fife where problems lie and to add to the evidence and knowledge on this subject for those working within the unemployment and health sectors....

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Literature Review And Empirical Predictions On Mispriced Stocks Finance Essay

Most of the research done in prior pertains to analysts’ ability to recognize the mispriced stocks, focusing on the stock recommendation instead on the analysts’ valuations per se. For example, Womack (1996) documents substantial market reactions to the announcement of analysts’ recommendations, indicating investors believe that recommendations are valuation relevant. However, Bradshaw (2001) uses analysts’ earnings forecasts as an input to residual income model, and discovers that resulting valuations are inadequate to describe the affiliated stock recommendations even when there is a proof that these valuations recognize mispriced stocks (Frankel and Lee 1998). These findings indicate that personal valuations of the analysts differ from the findings of residual income...

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The Trend Of Technical Analysis

Josip Arneric, Elza Jurun, Snjezana pivac describes that technical analysis is done to find out the price movements whereas fundamental analysis is done to predict values by looking at the fundamentals of a particular company. They focuses on technical analysis in their article and defines that trend can be of two types on the basis of either time structure or general direction....

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Literature Review On Ankle Injuries

Literature concerning ankle injuries is abundant, probably due to the high incidence in both the recreational and competitive athletes (Gross et al, 1987). The most common ankle injury is a lateral sprain or inversion injury with more than 25 000 occurring each day in the U.S (Pfeffer et al, 1997). Closer to home, Bridgeman et al (2003) found during a United Kingdom (UK) based epidemiology study that the incidence of ankle sprain related attendances to Accident and Emergency (A&E) accounted for 52.7 per 10 000 patients. Moreover, 14% of ankle sprains seen in A&E were classified as severe equating...

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Study On Off Shore Banking And Finance

An offshore financial centre (OFC) is usually a small jurisdiction that provides financial services to non-residents. According to International Monetary Fund (IMF), Offshore Financial Centers (OFCs) can be defined as financial centers where offshore activity takes place....

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Comparative Analysis On Goldman Sachs And Lehman Brothers

During recent financial turmoil derivatives and risk management plays a pivotal role in the survival and success of the organisation. Banks and financial institutions giving more importance to risk management tools, and derivatives are considered as very important tool for risk management namely - credit default swaps, credit linked notes, interest rate swaps, currency forwards and futures etc to hedge and reduce the risks. As firms are looking for good risk managers in current situations my study critically analyses the effective management of different types of risks with the help of derivative instruments and importance of risk management strategies in...

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Review Of Literature On Menopausal Symptoms Health

57% of postmenopausal women perceived menopause as convenient. 69% of them complained of diminishing abilities after menopause. 23% felt that sexual life ends with the onset of menopause. 16% reported that their husbands had become disinterested in them after menopause and 11% were apprehensive about the loss of femininity. A higher proportion of postmenopausal women reported hot flushes, night sweats, urge incontinence and other somatic symptoms as compared to premenopausal women. 54% of postmenopausal and 32% of premenopausal women were currently not sexually active. 59% of postmenopausal and 38% of premenopausal women expressed loss of sexual desire and this difference...

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Proposed Knowledge And Experience Contribtion To Research

The need to conduct research on this topic came up following my resolution as a technocrat to impact positively on the economic growth of Nigeria by tackling our greatest challenge corruption. And also to follow the pacers of my role models Prof. Dora Akunyili former director National Agency for Food Drug and Control (NAFDAC) who demolished fake drugs worth billions of Dollars and his counterpart in the anti-graft agency Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) Mallam Ribadu who prosecuted the un-touchable for financial related corruptions....

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Literature Review On Intellectual Property Rights

For a sustainable growth and economic development of a country, innovation and creativity is a very important dimension. Industries and the global markets of the 21st century rest on the intellectual property protection as it is one of the central public policy. By the mid-1990s, a minimum global standard for IPR had been preserved in the WTO Charter through the incorporation of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights....

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Mergers And Acquisitions On Corporations

Global economy today requires organisations to adopt strategies of inorganic growth like Mergers & Acquisitions which enable them to improve their competitiveness by gaining larger market share, reduce the business risks through a diversified portfolio of products, allow entry to new markets, and capitalize on economies of scale. The research study was aimed to study the impact of mergers and acquisitions on the performance of corporations which acquired other companies, by analysis of some pre-merger and post-merger financial ratios. The analysis of the results suggests that M&A have a significant impact in making a positive impact on the profitability of...

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Literature Review Of History Of Financial Ratios Finance

In the beginning of nineteenth century essential improvement in ratio analysis occurred. In this period few developments are endogenous. First, large number of ratios was conceived in comparison to earlier periods. Second, proper ratio criteria were appeared. In this regard most famous was current ratio criterion. Third, different analysts understand the need of inter-firm analysis and for that purpose it felt the need for relative ratio criterion. Despite these developments ratio analysis has been used for analysis in this period and those felt the need of using ratio analysis only used current ratio....

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Barriers Of Contractor In Implementing Industrialized Building Systems

In this chapter, the author reviewed works done by others through journals, articles, newspaper cutting, and quotes from authors and online articles collected. IBS system is a process to speed up the construction work and to minimize the dependency of labour on site....

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Research On Small Project Management

Over the last few decades, knowledge has been gathered and improved, advancements have been made at an extraordinary rate, market competition has increased and clients are more educated and demanding. Change is affecting all and has pushed companies and persons into a new found world of speed, cooperation and looking for ways for improvement. In such an environment, opportunities occur so quickly that many times firms realize when they have passed. Developments in various areas of life (global, technical, economical, and social) have happened so rapidly in the last 10 years that a more turbulent business environment has been...

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The Theories Of Dividend

Dividend policy has been the subject of investigation and debate for almost 50 years, most of it conducted in the United Kingdom. Before regression analysis was applied by John Lintner in 1956 to the behaviour of a small group of industrial companies, dividends were good and should be maximised by firms wherever possible. Lintner, who showed that firms adopted and tended to adhere to optimal long-term dividend pay-out ratios which were relatively stable, suggested that managers would only raise a firm’s dividend if they were confident that the firm’s future earnings could be maintained at a consistently higher level in...

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Post Financial Crisis And Investor Attitudes And Behavior

This Chapter provides a review of the literature on the investors’ behaviour, market trends along with Investors Overreaction, market seasonality and attitude towards market sentiments. Literature review is basically a study of perused data and information which is related to this research According to these reviews there are few areas in which we are able to analysis the correlation to the current study conducted by various researchers....

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Use Of Fired Heaters For Hydrocarbon Recovery

In this method, a system of fired heaters is used for hydrocarbon recovery. The design used for this process involves the use of tubes arranged in concentric pattern and positioned inside the deposit. These are linked to the burner at the ground level by the wellhead. The gases are burned in the burner and then it travels to the lower end of the tube placed in the centre. After that the gas travels back upwards trough the space between the concentric tubes. If a particular zone in the formation does not require heating, then the portion of the tube passing...

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Literature Review On Capital Structure Theory

Capital structure is one the arguable area of financial research and the mystery of debt and equity equation in firms’ capital structure is not completely clarified. However, the tax shield benefit of debt financing obviously accepted and understood by both financial managers and researchers. There are three approaches of capital structure. At on extreme, net income (NI) approach (Durand, 1952) states that firm can lessen its cost of capital and thus increase its value by debt financing. In contrast, net operating income (NOI) approach, also proposed by Modigliani and Miller (1958) claims that firm’s value and capital structure are independent...

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Effectiveness Of Mulligans Mobilisation

Lateral Epicondylitis (LE) is a lesion affecting the common tendinous origin of the wrist extensors. It was Morris (1982) who called “LAWN TENNIS ARM”. Major (1883) and Winckworth (1883) are responsible for coining the term (Lawn) TENNIS ELBOW. It is a painful and debilitating condition which is caused by degeneration (tendinosis) of the extensor carpi radialis brevis tendon (ECRB) usually within 1-2cms of its attachment to the lateral epicondyle of the humerus. The average duration of a typical episode of lateral epicondylitis is between six months and two years. The dominant arm is commonly affected, with a prevalence of 1-...

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South Birmingham Primary Care Trust Management Styles

Primary Care Trusts (PCT’s) are NHS organisations that focus on the health and wellbeing of a regional population. PCT’s control a large proportion of the NHS expenditure since they are responsible for providing services to the local population based on the required needs....

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Chinas Securities Markets And Global Economic Integration

China’s stock markets are today bigger than the bourses in London and Tokyo and have become second largest in the world after the United States....

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Concerned With Individuals Investing Behavior

This chapter presents previous literatures and empirically finding concerning the topic of individuals investing behavior. The study acknowledges that a comprehensive literature review about individual investing decision in general is beyond the scope of this study, instead, the results of some recent empirical studies will be highlighted. Reviewing previous finding reveals that a substantial amount of attention has been given to institutional investing behavior, while less attention has been considered individual investment behavior, which t is the emphasis of this study. The chapter highlights various factors that affect people decision when investing in stock market. At the end of this...

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Literature Review On Book Factors And Earnings

The aim of the research is to find the effect of size and book factors on the earnings and returns. For the purpose of this research textile industry is chosen along with its sectors weaving spinning and composite. Different companies from these sectors along with their closing value taken from the business recorder are taken into consideration....

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