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Difference in foreign exchange risk management betweem family and non-family owned firms
Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School.
Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School.
Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School.
2005 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 points / 15 hpStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Financial risk as a result of trade in foreign currencies is inevitable for firms that are engaged in international trade. However the decision how to manage this risk differs from one firm to another. This difference can be a result of the type of ownership in the individual firm.One of the classifications of the type of firms that have different can be categorized as family firms and non-family firms.

Studies have showen that family firms differ in their use of control systems and financial management techniques. The difference is explained by the type of ownership. As a consequence of the differences, family and non-family firms may differe in their decision making with respect to foreign risk management.

This thesis compaires the practice of foreign exchange risk management in family and non-family firms.the objective is to asses if family firms and non-family firms differe in their decision making to currency exposure management. The effect of the involvement of family members in the management of currency risk will also be addressed.

Finaly, the paper will provide some recommandetions to firms exposed to foreign exchange risk.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. , 37 p.
Keyword [en]
family firms, non-family firm, hedging, foreign exchange
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-150OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-150DiVA: diva2:3851
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