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Management Control and Privatization in the United Kingdom

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  • Michael Ian Cragg
  • I.J. Alexander Dyck

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We examine the links between ownership and internal control for a sample of 112 state-owned, privatized, and publicly traded firms in the United Kingdom from 1970 to 1994. Privatized firms with at least four years in the private sector, like established publicly traded firms, exhibit a significant negative relationship between improved performance and the probability of resignation. Simulations using model estimates show a one-standard-deviation decrease in performance raises the probability of resignation by 90% in publicly traded firms and by 180% in established privatized firms. State-owned firms and privatized firms in their first four years show no relationship between the probability of resignation and changes in financial performance.

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Article provided by The RAND Corporation in its journal RAND Journal of Economics.

Volume (Year): 30 (1999)
Issue (Month): 3 (Autumn)
Pages: 475-497

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Handle: RePEc:rje:randje:v:30:y:1999:i:autumn:p:475-497

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  1. Jana P. Fidrmuc, 2005. "The Effect of Ownership Structures on Managerial Disciplinary Mechanisms after Privatization in Slovakia," Working Papers wpn05-01, Warwick Business School, Finance Group.
  2. Cambini Carlo & Filippini Massimo & Piacenza Massimiliano & Vannoni Davide, 2011. "Corporatization and Firm Performance: Evidence from Publicly-Provided Local Utilities," Review of Law & Economics, De Gruyter, vol. 7(1), pages 191-213, July.
  3. Schnytzer, Adi & Andreyeva, Tatiana, 2002. "Company performance in Ukraine: is this a market economy?," Economic Systems, Elsevier, vol. 26(2), pages 83-98, June.
  4. Ariane Chapelle, 2004. "Separation between ownership and control: where do we stand?," ULB Institutional Repository 2013/9941, ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles.
  5. Fidrmuc, Jana P. & Fidrmuc, Jan, 2006. "Can you teach old dogs new tricks? On complementarity of human capital and incentives," Journal of International Money and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 25(3), pages 445-458, April.
  6. Warzynski, Frederic, 2003. "Managerial change, competition, and privatization in Ukraine," Journal of Comparative Economics, Elsevier, vol. 31(2), pages 297-314, June.
  7. Giuseppe Nicoletti & Stefano Scarpetta, 2003. "Regulation, productivity and growth: OECD evidence," Economic Policy, CEPR & CES & MSH, vol. 18(36), pages 9-72, 04.
  8. Oum, Tae H. & Adler, Nicole & Yu, Chunyan, 2006. "Privatization, corporatization, ownership forms and their effects on the performance of the world's major airports," Journal of Air Transport Management, Elsevier, vol. 12(3), pages 109-121.
  9. Nicholas Crafts & Mary O'Mahony, 2001. "A perspective on UK productivity performance," Fiscal Studies, Institute for Fiscal Studies, vol. 22(3), pages 271-306, September.

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