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Waymire, Gregory (1988). “Discussion of Write-Offs as Accounting Procedures to Manage Perceptions,” Journal of Accounting Research, 26, suppl., 120-126.


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Weinstein, David, and Yishay Yafeh (1994). “On the Costs of a Bank-Centered Financial System: Evidence from the Changing Main Bank Relations in Japan,” Manuscript, Harvard University.


Weisbach, Michael (1988). “Outside Directors and CEO Turnover,” Journal of Finance, 20, 431-460.


Weisbach, Michael (1995). “CEO Turnover and the Firm’s Investment Decisions,” Journal of Financial Economcs, 37, 2, 159-188.

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Weiss, Lawrence (1990). “Bankruptcy Resolotion: Direct Costs and Violation of Priority of Claims,” Journal of Financial Economics, 27, 285-314.


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Weston, J. Fred, K. S. Chung, and S. E. Hoag (1990). “Mergers, Restructuring, and Corporate Control,” Prentice Hall.


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White, Michelle (1993). “The Costs of Corporate Bankruptcy: A US-European Comparison,” Manuscript, University of Michigan.


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