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Governance Codes: Facts Or Fictions? A Study Of Governance Codes In Colombia

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  • JULIÁN BENAVIDES FRANCO*

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  • SAMUEL MONGRUT MONTALVÁN

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    This article studies the effects on accounting performance and financing decisions of Colombian firms after issuing a corporate governance code. We assemble a database of Colombian issuers and test the hypotheses of improved performance and higher leverage after issuing a code. The results show that the firms´ return on assets after the code introduction improves in excess of 1%; the effect is amplified by the code quality. Additionally, the firms leverage increased, in excess of 5%, when the code quality was factored into the analysis. These results suggest that controlling parties commitment to self restrain, by reducing their private benefits and/or the expropriation of non controlling parties, through the code introduction, is indeed an effective measure and that the financial markets agree, increasing the supply of funds to the firms.

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    Article provided by UNIVERSIDAD ICESI in its journal ESTUDIOS GERENCIALES.

    Volume (Year): (2010)
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    Handle: RePEc:col:000129:008473

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    Keywords: Corporate governance; governance codes; agency theory; accounting performance; leverage.;

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    1. Marek Gruszczynski, 2005. "Corporate governance and financial performance of companies in Poland," Working Papers 19, Department of Applied Econometrics, Warsaw School of Economics.
    2. Andrés Langebaek & Jaime Eduardo Ortíz, 2007. "Q De Tobin Y Gobierno Corporativo De Las Empresas Listadas En Bolsa," BORRADORES DE ECONOMIA 003960, BANCO DE LA REPÚBLICA.
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