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Performance and Policy of Foundation‐owned Firms in Germany

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  • Markus Herrmann
  • Günter Franke

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This paper compares performance and policy of foundation‐owned firms and of listed corporations in Germany. Foundations have no owners so that there exist no individuals with financial ownership claims on firms which are wholly owned by foundations. This suggests weaker outside control of foundation‐owned firms implying lower profitability. The empirical findings show a slightly better performance of foundation‐owned firms compared to corporations. Foundation‐owned firms display higher labour intensity, lower labour productivity, and lower salary levels. This policy promotes job security without endangering the viability of foundation‐owned firms.

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  • Markus Herrmann & Günter Franke, 2002. "Performance and Policy of Foundation‐owned Firms in Germany," European Financial Management, European Financial Management Association, vol. 8(3), pages 261-279, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:eufman:v:8:y:2002:i:3:p:261-279
    DOI: 10.1111/1468-036X.00189
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    5. Thomsen, Steen & Rose, Caspar, 2002. "Foundation ownership and financial performance. Do companies need owners?," Working Papers 2002-3, Copenhagen Business School, Department of Finance.
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    9. Seppo Kinkki, 2008. "Minority Protection and Dividend Policy in Finland," European Financial Management, European Financial Management Association, vol. 14(3), pages 470-502, June.

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