European Patterns of Corporate Ownership: A Twelve-Country Study

20 Pages Posted: 18 Apr 2011

Date Written: December 1997

Abstract

A number of qualitative studies have shown striking international differences in corporate governance systems. This paper presents a quantitative analysis of ownership structures among the hundred largest companies in twelve European countries. The existence of a highly significant nation effect is confirmed. Further statistical analysis indicates that the nation effect is party explained by institutional differences.Journal of International Business Studies (1997) 28, 759–778; doi:10.1057/palgrave.jibs.8490118

Suggested Citation

Thomsen, Steen, European Patterns of Corporate Ownership: A Twelve-Country Study (December 1997). Journal of International Business Studies, Vol. 28, Issue 4, pp. 759-778, 1997. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1813565 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/palgrave.jibs.8490118

Steen Thomsen

Copenhagen Business School ( email )

Porcelaenshaven 24A
Copenhagen, 2000
Denmark
+45 38152590 (Phone)
+45 38152500 (Fax)

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