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Does Ownership Identity Matter? A Meta-analysis of Research on Firm Financial Performance in Relation to Government versus Private Ownership

Wang, Kun; Shailer, Greg


We examine whether reported ownership-performance relations systematically differ for government versus private ownership by integrating the diverse empirical results for listed corporations in emerging markets. Our meta-analysis confirms popular perceptions that, compared to private ownership, government ownership is associated with inferior performance. We find that, on average, the underlying ownership-performance relation is negative for government ownership and positive for private...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Abacus
DOI: 10.1111/abac.12103


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