Economic studies which examine the financing patterns of firms, particularly in emerging markets, seldom consider the market environment in which they operate. The most recent Asian financial crisis and its exposure of institutional failures in the context of financial sector liberalization show that these market conditions are vital. The positive relationship between a firm's excess cash flow and investment are well known, but the environment which determines retention of cash as opposed to paying dividends remains unresolved. The results of this survey suggest a framework by which future research in data collection, theoretical analysis, and empirical testing may be undertaken.
"Is the development of language rooted in evolution, biology, or environment? How and why does language change over time? Do language and speech change depending on social context? A Survey of Language and Culture: Linguistic Anthropology and Cross-Cultural Communication answers these and other questions through discussion of the basics of linguistic anthropology and cross-cultural communication. The book is a survey of language and culture from an anthropological perspective. Through nine chapters students explore everything from the actual definition of language to language acquisition, from theoretical perspectives on language development to applied linguistics. Topics include how language emerged, linguistic competence and whether it is innate or interaction-based, syntax, morphology and phonology, signal communication, folklore and sacred language, and old world versus new world languages. Thorough yet concise and accessible, the book discusses the relationship between language and culture in a way appropriate for undergraduate study. A Survey of Language and Culture can be used in classes in cultural anthropology, linguistics, communication studies, and multicultural or ethnic studies. Michael Findlay earned his Ph.D. in the Anthropology of Education Program, University of Oregon. He has over 30 years experience teaching at the secondary and post-secondary levels, including his work with both undergraduate and graduate students at California State University, Chico and Butte College. Dr. Findlay's professional writing has appeared in the History and Social Science Journal, Linguistics and Education, and Issues in Applied Linguistics. He is the author of Language and Communication: A Cross-Cultural Encyclopedia, published by ABC-CLIO/Berkshire Publications, a division of Oxford University Press. In 2013 Dr. Findlay was named Educator of the Year by the Chico Rotary Association. He is currently a professor at Butte College where he has worked for over 20 years."
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