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Influence Of Local Versus Foreign Corporations, As Shareholders, On Financial Performance Of Romanian Listed Companies



    () (Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of IaÅŸi, Doctoral School of Economics and Business Administration, IaÅŸi, Romania and Izmir University of Economics, Faculty of Business, Izmir, Turkey)


    () (Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of IaÅŸi, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, IaÅŸi, Romania)


In the actual context of global mobility of investors and capitals, diverse categories of local and foreign shareholders (institutional investors, governmental agencies, corporations or individual investors) influence business activities, management and results of the owned entities. Shareholders’ monitoring ability is related to their interests and their involvement in the investee’s business. This study contributes to the on-going debate referring to local and foreign shareholders and investigates the influence of both local and foreign corporate shareholders on financial performance of Romanian listed companies during 1997-2016. Results of fixed-effects panel regression analysis reveal that local corporations positively influence the profitability of their affiliates, as measured by ROE. However, foreign corporate shareholders do not significantly influence financial performance of Romanian entities. Thus, the expected benefits associated with foreign ownership do not enhance the performance of local companies. These findings helps future privatisation or investment decisions in Romanian listed companies. Moreover, the results raise further questions regarding the interests of foreign companies investing in Romanian stock market.

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  • Alina Taran & Marilena Mironiuc, 2018. "Influence Of Local Versus Foreign Corporations, As Shareholders, On Financial Performance Of Romanian Listed Companies," Review of Economic and Business Studies, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, issue 21, pages 97-116, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:aic:revebs:y:2018:j:21:tarana

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    Cited by:

    1. Alina ȚARAN, 2019. "Corporate ownership and capital structure: evidence from Romania," Eastern Journal of European Studies, Centre for European Studies, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, vol. 10, pages 133-150, June.

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    corporate shareholders; foreign ownership; ROA; ROE;
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    JEL classification:

    • M40 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Accounting - - - General
    • G32 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Financing Policy; Financial Risk and Risk Management; Capital and Ownership Structure; Value of Firms; Goodwill
    • L25 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Firm Performance


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