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Monitoring as a Motivation for IPO Underpricing

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  • ONUR ARUGASLAN
  • DOUGLAS O. COOK
  • ROBERT KIESCHNICK

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Brennan and Franks (1997) and Stoughton and Zechner (1998) provide contrasting arguments for why monitoring considerations create incentives for managers to underprice their firms' IPOs (initial public offerings). Like Smart and Zutter (2003) , we examine these arguments using a sample of U.S. IPOs. However, we find evidence that the determinants of initial returns, institutional shareholdings, and post-IPO likelihood of acquisition are not consistent with these arguments. Thus, we conclude that monitoring considerations are not important determinants of IPO underpricing. Copyright 2004 by The American Finance Association.

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  • Onur Arugaslan & Douglas O. Cook & Robert Kieschnick, 2004. "Monitoring as a Motivation for IPO Underpricing," Journal of Finance, American Finance Association, vol. 59(5), pages 2403-2420, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:jfinan:v:59:y:2004:i:5:p:2403-2420
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