Company Performance and the Two-Tier Board Structure: Empirical Evidence from France
AbstractThis study's objective is to assess the impact of board structure on company performance in France, where companies are allowed to choose between a one-tier or a two-tier board structure and to verify the specificities of companies with a two-tier board. To verify the specificities of companies with a two-tier board, we analyze 250 large publicly traded companies and find that the two-tier structure does have a significant impact on long-term performance, measured by Tobin's Q, yet no impact on cash holdings. Supervisory board size and the percentage of shares controlled by supervisors also have a significant impact on performance. Our findings are consistent with agency theory.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by College of Business, and College of Finance, Feng Chia University, Taichung, Taiwan in its journal International Journal of Business and Economics.
Volume (Year): 12 (2013)
Issue (Month): 1 (June)
corporate governance; performance; board structure;
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- G34 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Mergers; Acquisitions; Restructuring; Corporate Governance
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