Empirical Study on Ownership Structure and Firm Performance
“Empirical Study on Ownership Structure and Firm Performance,” Indian Journal of Corporate Governance, 4(2) 27-34.
8 Pages Posted: 7 Dec 2012 Last revised: 16 Jul 2018
Date Written: July 1, 2011
Researchers have come up with varied assertions with regard to the relationship between ownership structure and firm performance. Positive as well as negative relationships at differing levels of equity holdings by managers have been suggested by researchers leading to inconclusive results. Findings suggests that promoter controlled firm’s performance is better than manager controlled ones, but empirical assertion for the same has been lacking in developing countries.
This research focuses on investigating empirically the efficacy of ownership groups in enhancing corporate performance in India, a developing nation. The study analyzes large cap firms (BSE 500) for the period 2000-2008 using fixed effect technique by taking into account both accounting as well as market based measures of performance. Findings suggest that promoter’s are the major contributors in the firm performance whereas non promoter’s hinders the firm performance.
Keywords: corporate governance, ownership structure, firm performance, concentration, promoter controlled, panel data
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