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.
Published at a time when literacy and spelling are issues of topical concern, "A Survey of English Spelling" offers an authoritative and up-to-date overview of this crucial but often neglected area of the English language.
In 1880's Wyoming Territory, two Deputy U.S. Marshals find themselves on the outside of societal norms. Cash Laramie, raised by the Arapahos, is known as The Outlaw Marshal for his unorthodox conduct toward criminals and his cavalier approach to life. Gideon Miles, one of the first African Americans in the marshal service, is honorable, fearless, and unrivaled in his skills with guns, knives, and tracking. These independent, resourceful lawmen develop a bond, establishing a formidable defense in a wayward land where good and wicked is often hard to distinguish and life is as cheap as a two-bit game of poker. Adventures of Cash Laramie and Gideon Miles is a short story collection of eight rousing, noir Western tales with a hardboiled edge. The Wind Scorpion Kid Eddie Miles to Go The Bone Orchard Mystery Melanie Under the Sun (with Sandra Seamans) The Outlaw Marshal The Lawyer * * * * * Praise for "Adventures of Cash Laramie and Gideon Miles" ... With ADVENTURES OF CASH LARAMIE AND GIDEON MILES, Edward A. Grainger has given fans of traditional Westerns something new and exciting to sink their choppers into. Not a fan of Westerns? Been a while since you've tucked into one? Prefer crime stories? No worries, these stories are as much crime, action, and adventure tale as they are Western. But all that genre affiliation aside, these are damn fine stories. --Matthew P. Mayo, Spur Award-winning author of "Tucker's Reckoning" I confess, until I read Grainger's Cash and Miles stories, I always thought of Westerns as dusty, dated affairs. But Grainger proved me wrong. His blend of Westerns and crime fiction is pitch-perfect, bringing out the best in both genres. --Chris F. Holm, Anthony Award nominee for "The Big Reap" The writing is spare and impactful, the stories are imaginative. Even if you don't think you're a fan of "Westerns," do yourself a favor and check out this collection --- it just might prove to be the best 99 cents you ever spent. --Wayne D. Dundee, author of the "Joe Hannibal PI" series If you're a Western fan and haven't yet made the acquaintance of Cash and Gideon, you definitely should, and this volume is a perfect introduction. --James Reasoner, author of "Texas Wind" Plain and simple, Edward A. Grainger's, ADVENTURES OF CASH LARAMIE AND GIDEON MILES, proves that there's not only life in the Western genre, but it's kicking butt and taking names. This is one of the most entertaining Westerns of the year. --Larry D. Sweazy, Spur Award-winning author of "The Coyote Tracker" The Adventures of Cash Laramie and Gideon Miles don't just provide good old fashioned Western adventure, but also give the Western genre a modern noir twist. A perfect example of pushing the boundaries of a genre while still providing solid entertainment. I'm there for the long ride. --Paul Bishop, author, screenwriter, star of "Take the Money and Run" These aren't just great Westerns; they're great stories. Mr. Grainger has put together one heck of a collection, featuring characters so full they call out for their own novels. Great work. And I look forward to what these characters do next. --Steve Weddle, author of "Country Hardball" There is humor and pathos and history and a reverence for the land and times. What a nice collection. --Patricia Abbott, author of "Home Invasion"
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