Lobbying on Defense Aerospace: What Factors Impact it and Why

Austin Smiley, Illinois Wesleyan University
Elisabeta Pana, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Description

The purpose of this research paper is to analyze what factors affect the lobbying engaged in by the major players in the aerospace defense industry. The study focuses on several important accounting measures specific to each company. It also takes into account both government and public variables including the level of public scrutiny the company experiences, their credit rating, and national defense spending. The study is expected to support the positive correlation between a strong financial position and higher lobbying activity. It is also expected that this analysis will show positive correlations between the level of lobbying and the government and public variables.

 
Apr 20th, 10:00 AM Apr 20th, 11:00 AM

Lobbying on Defense Aerospace: What Factors Impact it and Why

Room C101, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

The purpose of this research paper is to analyze what factors affect the lobbying engaged in by the major players in the aerospace defense industry. The study focuses on several important accounting measures specific to each company. It also takes into account both government and public variables including the level of public scrutiny the company experiences, their credit rating, and national defense spending. The study is expected to support the positive correlation between a strong financial position and higher lobbying activity. It is also expected that this analysis will show positive correlations between the level of lobbying and the government and public variables.