Blockholder dispersion and firm value
AbstractMultiple blockholder structures are a widespread phenomenon in the U.S. The theoretical literature, however, provides conflicting predictions on whether a single large blockholder or a set of dispersed smaller blockholders is better for firm value. Using U.S. data, we find a negative correlation between Tobin's Q and blockholder dispersion. The findings are robust to a wide variety of model specifications and controls and differ from results for other geographic regions such as Europe and Asia.
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Volume (Year): 17 (2011)
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Corporate governance; Ownership structure; Multiple blockholder structures; Firm value;
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- Konijn, Sander J. J. & Kräussl, Roman & Lucas, André, 2010. "Blockholder dispersion and firm value," CFS Working Paper Series 2010/05, Center for Financial Studies (CFS).
- Sander J.J. Konijn & Roman Kraeussl & Andre Lucas, 2009. "Blockholder Dispersion and Firm Value," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 09-113/2, Tinbergen Institute, revised 03 Jan 2011.
- G3 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance
- G32 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Financing Policy; Financial Risk and Risk Management; Capital and Ownership Structure; Value of Firms; Goodwill
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