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Government ownership and the cost of debt for Chinese listed corporations

Shailer, Gregory; Wang, Kun (Tracy)


This study investigates the impact of government controlling ownership on the cost of debt of Chinese listed corporations. We find that corporations under government control have a lower cost of debt compared to corporations under private control, and that government ownership is most beneficial when firms exhibit financial distress, have high excess shareholder control, or operate in provinces with low institutional development. Our evidence that government ownership plays an important role in...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Emerging Markets Review
DOI: 10.1016/j.ememar.2014.11.002


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