Firm Size, Firm Age, and Firm Profitability: Evidence from China

Journal of Accounting, Business and Management vol. 28 no. 1 (2021) 101-115

16 Pages Posted: 25 Jun 2021

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Jahidur Md Rahman

Wenzhou-Kean University

Liu Yilun

Wenzhou-Kean University

Date Written: June 15, 2021

Abstract

This study aims to investigate the relationship among firm size, firm age, and firm profitability in China’s stock market. We use data from all the public firms in China’s stock market from 2008 to 2018 and adopt a fixed effects model to examine these relationships. We find a positive relationship between firm size and profitability and a negative relationship between firm age and profitability, which is consistent with existing studies conducted in other countries. The findings of our study can contribute to future research in China by offering a sound basis and appropriate reference point, given that no previous research has been conducted in China on this exact topic. This study also offers a comprehensive model for use in future studies.

Keywords: firm size, firm age, and firm profitability

Suggested Citation

Rahman, Jahidur Md and Yilun, Liu, Firm Size, Firm Age, and Firm Profitability: Evidence from China (June 15, 2021). Journal of Accounting, Business and Management vol. 28 no. 1 (2021) 101-115, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3867566

Jahidur Md Rahman (Contact Author)

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Liu Yilun

Wenzhou-Kean University ( email )

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Ouhai
Wenzhou, Zhejiang
China

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