Proceedings of the 2018 2nd International Conference on Management, Education and Social Science (ICMESS 2018)

An Investigation of Foreign Exchange Risk Management in Chinese Multinational Companies Compared with US and UK MNEs

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Saier Su
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https://doi.org/10.2991/icmess-18.2018.117How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Foreign exchange management; Firm size; Centralization; Hedging techniques
Abstract
This paper investigated foreign exchange risk management of Chinese MNEs compared with US and UK MNEs. Based on the 14 MNEs selected from each country, annual reports are used to collect data. Whether hedging or not, foreign exchange risk measurement, foreign exchange risk management, determinations on hedging, and hedging techniques are the focus in this study. This study finds that USA and UK MNEs are more active in hedging than Chinese MNEs, which is in line with empirical findings. And more Chinese MNEs have not mentioned the way of measuring foreign exchange risk. In addition, compared with US and UK firms, a certain number of large-scaled Chinese MNEs have not hedged, which is opposite to most previous research results. Also Chinese firms with relatively lower centralization have lower percentage on hedging in foreign exchange risk, which is in line with empirical studies. On the other hand, the USA, the UK and China are very similar in terms of foreign exchange risk management, goals, and external hedging techniques. Moreover, there is no significant difference in the relationship between the percentage of overseas business and hedging. Finally, this study concludes with the findings and provides important recommendations for further research.
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Proceedings
2018 2nd International Conference on Management, Education and Social Science (ICMESS 2018)
Part of series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
June 2018
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978-94-6252-520-7
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icmess-18.2018.117How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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