Michael Pavlin

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We develop a dynamic model in which rms choose their optimal nancing, investment, dividends and cash holdings while facing risky debt, costly equity issuance and taxed interest on cash balances. We numerically solve the model to estimate the optimal level of cash holdings. Comparing these results with a large sample of U.S. rms from 1987 to 2005, we show(More)
In order for some technology-based companies to continue to compete, they must consider changes and improvements in the mechanism(s) by which new ideas are generated and transformed into putative products. The manner in which technology-based research is currently organized in most companies and the multiple demands of the duties assigned to the Group(More)
In their search for information and in making decisions about complementary and alternative therapies, patients will turn to oncology nurses. How oncology nurses respond to the patient's questions or comments can have an impact on the decision a patient makes about pursuing a particular therapy or whether the patient feels supported. The impetus for this(More)
The multi-processor total tardiness problem (MPTTP) is an -hard scheduling problem, in which the goal is to minimise the tardiness of a set of jobs that are processed on a number of processors. Exact algorithms like branch and bound have proven to be impractical for the MPTTP, leaving stochastic local search (SLS) algorithms as the main alternative to find(More)
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