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Corporate culture and shareholder value in banking industry

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  • Carretta, Alessandro
  • Farina, Vincenzo
  • Fiordelisi, Franco
  • Schwizer, Paola

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This paper analyses the casual relationship between corporate culture and shareholder value using a sample of large banks in the French, German, Italian and U.K. banking systems over the 2000 to 2003 period. Firstly, we measure shareholder value using an Economic Value Added estimated through a procedure tailored to account for banking peculiarities. Secondly, we measure corporate culture using language as its particular artifact and developing a cultural survey based on the application of a text-analysis model to a corpus of reference texts produced by the sample of banks. We posit six hypotheses regarding the relationship between corporate culture and bank profits and shareholder value. Our results noticeably show that bank profits and shareholder value benefit from different orientations of banking corporate culture.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 8304.

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