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The Relationship between Ownership, Financing Decisions and Firm Performance: A Signaling Model

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  • Bajaj, Mukesh
  • Chan, Yuk-Shee
  • Dasgupta, Sudipto

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The authors develop a signaling model to show how adverse selection and moral hazard interact to determine a firm's ownership structure and financing and investment decisions endogenously. Testable implications are derived regarding the relationship between insider ownership, performance measures such as Tobin's Q ratio, and elements of financial structure such as the debt-equity ratio. Copyright 1998 by Economics Department of the University of Pennsylvania and the Osaka University Institute of Social and Economic Research Association.

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Article provided by Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania and Osaka University Institute of Social and Economic Research Association in its journal International Economic Review.

Volume (Year): 39 (1998)
Issue (Month): 3 (August)
Pages: 723-44

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Handle: RePEc:ier:iecrev:v:39:y:1998:i:3:p:723-44

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  1. Nigel Driffield & Vidya Mahambare & Sarmistha Pal, 2005. "How Ownership Structure Affects Capital Structure and Firm Performance? Recent Evidence from East Asia," Finance 0509028, EconWPA.
  2. Godfred A. Bokpin & Anastacia C. Arko, 2009. "Ownership structure, corporate governance and capital structure decisions of firms: Empirical evidence from Ghana," Studies in Economics and Finance, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 26(4), pages 246-256, October.
  3. Nigel Driffield & Sarmistha Pal, 2007. "How Does Ownership Structure Affect Capital Structure and Firm Value? Recent Evidence from East Asia," CEDI Discussion Paper Series 07-04, Centre for Economic Development and Institutions(CEDI), Brunel University.
  4. Irina Ivashkovskaya & Anastasia Stepanova, 2011. "Does strategic corporate performance depend on corporate financial architecture? Empirical study of European, Russian and other emerging market’s firms," Journal of Management and Governance, Springer, vol. 15(4), pages 603-616, November.

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