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Globalisation, Corporate Governance and Firm Productivity

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  • Byung S. MIN
  • Russell Smyth

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We examine the relationship between globalisation, corporate governance and firm productivity by breaking down total effects into direct and indirect effects. The estimation results, using longitudinal data from Korea, indicate that the positive effect of liberalising equity ownership on firms’ total factor productivity (TFP) was reinforced by indirect managerial effects when a firm improved its corporate governance. Our findings also confirm that the interaction of the managerial effect with increased foreign equity ownership is more significant than interaction with exports, suggesting that liberalising foreign investment in the host market is more effective in capitalising on the potential benefits of corporate governance reform than increasing exports to overseas markets, reflected in learning by exporting.

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Paper provided by Monash University, Department of Economics in its series Monash Economics Working Papers with number 55-12.

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Length: 41 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2012
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Handle: RePEc:mos:moswps:2012-55

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Keywords: corporate governance reform; globalisation; productivity; Korea;

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