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Creating Value by Changing the Old Guard: The Impact of Controlling Shareholder Heterogeneity on Firm Performance and Corporate Policies

Deng, Hua; Moshirian, Fariborz; Pham, Peter Kien; Zein, Jason


Theory suggests that controlling shareholders can influence firm value through both shared benefits creation and private benefits consumption. Using negotiated control-block transfers from 31 countries, we look beyond ownership concentration and investigate how controlling shareholder heterogeneity influences the relative importance of these two effects. We document that a control transfer precipitates positive firm outcomes particularly when the vendor has maintained control over an extended...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis
DOI: 10.1017/S0022109014000039


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