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Corporate governance and financial performance: a study of German and UK initial public offerings

Goergen, Marc 1998. Corporate governance and financial performance: a study of German and UK initial public offerings. Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.

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Abstract

This important book presents a new original study of the German and UK financial markets. It addresses the relationship between corporate governance, ownership and financial performance in German and UK firms floated during the 1980s. Marc Goergen uses detailed company micro-data to examine the ownership and performance of each firm from the time of its flotation to six years later. He finds that the evolution of ownership depends on certain corporate characteristics and that differences in financial performance cannot be explained simply by differences in the concentration of ownership. The book sheds new light on the important issue of whether corporate ownership influences or is influenced by financial performance. The main findings of the book have important implications for public policy and the current public debate on corporate governance and the globalisation of financial markets. They are important for established financial markets and the transitional economies of Eastern and Central Europe as well as for international scholars interested in issues of corporate governance and the performance of firms. Contents: Preface 1. Introduction 2. Theory and Empirical Research 3. The German and UK Capital Markets 4. The Evolution of Ownership and Control in German IPO’s 5. British and German IPO’s – A Comparison 6. Explaining the Evolution of Ownership 7. Do German Firms have a Better Performance? 8. Conclusion and Policy Implications Bibliography Index

Item Type: Book
Book Type: Authored Book
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
D History General and Old World > DD Germany
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
H Social Sciences > HG Finance
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781858989785
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2018 15:43
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/32259

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