Changes to the number of financial services firms in areas following natural disasters: Does firm size matter?

by Strong, Ruth-Hanna, Ph.D., CAPELLA UNIVERSITY, 2015, 124 pages; 3688368


Natural disasters create disruptions for individuals, communities, and businesses. Financial services firms support the activities of communities before, during, and after disasters. This study examines the relationship of firm size of the financial services companies doing business in areas impacted by natural disasters in the Southeastern United States, which is susceptible to a broad range of natural disasters and includes financial services firms with national and international significance. The deeper question focuses on firm size as a moderating factor, whether the changes in the numbers of financial services firms in areas impacted by natural disasters are the same for small, medium, and large financial services firms. The answer to both questions is yes. This research found that the relationship is statistically significant, in measures essentially in the low to moderate range. This study builds on and extends the work of other scholars in agency theory, financial services governance, and disaster studies and uses quantitative methods to do so.

AdviserJudith L. Forbes
Source TypeDissertation
SubjectsManagement; Organizational behavior
Publication Number3688368

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