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The relation between firm-level corporate governance and market value: A case study of India

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  • Balasubramanian, N.
  • Black, Bernard S.
  • Khanna, Vikramaditya

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Relatively little is known about the corporate governance practice of firms in emerging markets. We provide a detailed overview of the practices of publicly traded firms in India, and identify areas where governance practices are relatively strong or weak. We also find cross-sectional evidence of a positive relationship between firm market value and an overall governance index, as well as a subindex covering shareholder rights. The association is stronger for more profitable firms and firms with stronger growth opportunities.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Emerging Markets Review.

Volume (Year): 11 (2010)
Issue (Month): 4 (December)
Pages: 319-340

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ememar:v:11:y:2010:i:4:p:319-340

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Keywords: India Securities law Corporate governance Clause 49;

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  1. Nath, Golaka, 2012. "Indian corporate bonds market –an analytical prospective," MPRA Paper 38992, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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  5. Georgeta Vintila & Stefan Cristian Gherghina, 2014. "Insider Ownership and the Value of the Bucharest Stock Exchange Listed Companies: Convergence-of-Interest or Entrenchment Effect?," International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues, Econjournals, vol. 4(1), pages 183-195.
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  7. Braga-Alves, Marcus V. & Morey, Matthew, 2012. "Predicting corporate governance in emerging markets," Journal of International Money and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 31(6), pages 1414-1439.

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