This research examines the effect of CEOs’ ability concerning their debt maturity choice. Examining public firms over the period 1997–2016 in Taiwan, we find that high-ability managers choose short-term debt financing to signal their ability. We adopt the rollover risk channel to prove that managers signal their ability on the use of short-term debt are only from their intention. In addition, we consider the separation of ownership and control as well as information opacity, which could force managers to have a greater incentive to use short-term debt for signaling their ability to align the managers-shareholders conflict and maintain their reputation, compensation, and bonus from being affected by information opacity.
|頁（從 - 到）||632-648|
|期刊||Asia-Pacific Journal of Accounting and Economics|
|出版狀態||已出版 - 2022|