Foreign and Domestic Ownership, Business Groups and Firm Performance: Evidence from a Large Emerging Market

Strategic Management Journal, Vol. 27, pp. 637-657, 2006

Posted: 27 Jun 2006

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Sytse Douma

Eindhoven University of Technology (TUE) - Department of Technology Management (PAV-U13)

Rejie George

Indian Institute of Management Bangalore

Rezaul Kabir

University of Twente - Department of Finance and Accounting

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Abstract

We adopt a multi-theoretic approach to investigate a previously unexplored phenomenon in extant literature, namely the differential impact of foreign institutional and foreign corporate shareholders on the performance of emerging market firms. We show that the previously documented positive effect of foreign ownership on firm performance is substantially attributable to foreign corporations that have, on average, larger shareholding, higher commitment and longer-term involvement. We document the positive influence of corporations vis á vis financial institutions with respect to domestic shareholdings as well. We also find an interesting dichotomy in the impact of these shareholders depending on the business group affiliation of firms.

Keywords: ownership structure, firm performance, corporate governance, business groups, emerging market

JEL Classification: G30, G32, G34, G15

Suggested Citation

Douma, Sytse and George, Rejie and Kabir, Rezaul, Foreign and Domestic Ownership, Business Groups and Firm Performance: Evidence from a Large Emerging Market. Strategic Management Journal, Vol. 27, pp. 637-657, 2006. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=909140

Sytse Douma

Eindhoven University of Technology (TUE) - Department of Technology Management (PAV-U13) ( email )

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Rejie George

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