I'm currently writing my master's dissertation and i'm having two main issues.

1) The first one is related to the attached picture: as you can see, both the variables "deal value" and "N employees" are signicative, but the B and the Exp(B) are zero. This way they are not included in the model, so I don't understand how they can be significative! Do you think there is an explanation to that?

2) The second one is about the interpretation of the results when both the Y and the X variables are categorial.

Y (financing for M&A) can be Debt or Shares, while X(sector) yes or no (yes= same sector for target and acquiror, no=different sectors).

If the ODDS is 1,5, when the X is a value I say that the ODDS of paying with debt is 1,5 times the ODDS of paying with shares, for each one-unit increase in the variable X (also this case is not so clear to me, so I would be grateful if you could explain it better).

But I really don't understand what to say when the X is categorial: I need to say which is the correlation between debt and sector=yes and between debt and sector=no, is it possible?

I hope you can help me, since I really don't understand how to proceed. Thank you in advance.

Best regards,

Giulia Carbone