Is Corporate Governance in China Related to Performance Persistence?

35 Pages Posted: 6 Oct 2013

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Lars Helge Hass

Lancaster University - Management School

Sofia Johan

Florida Atlantic University - Finance; Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC)

Denis Schweizer

Concordia University

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Date Written: September 1, 2013

Abstract

This paper examines the relationship between performance persistence and corporate governance (as proxied for by board characteristics and shareholder structure). We document systematic differences in performance persistence across listed companies in China during 2001-2011, and empirically demonstrate that firms with better corporate governance show higher performance persistence. The results are robust over both the short- and long-term. Performance persistence is an important factor in refinancing, and it can lower companies’ costs of borrowing.

Keywords: Board Structure, China, Corporate Governance, Performance Persistence

JEL Classification: G3, P3

Suggested Citation

Hass, Lars Helge and Johan, Sofia A. and Schweizer, Denis, Is Corporate Governance in China Related to Performance Persistence? (September 1, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2336058 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2336058

Lars Helge Hass

Lancaster University - Management School ( email )

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Lancaster, LA1 4YX
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Sofia A. Johan (Contact Author)

Florida Atlantic University - Finance ( email )

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Boca Raton, FL 33431
United States

Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC) ( email )

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Denis Schweizer

Concordia University ( email )

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Canada
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+1 (514) 848-4500 (Fax)

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