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Foreign Capital and Firm Performance - Study Case on Companies Listed on BSE

  • Iuliana Oana MIHAI


    (Dunarea de Jos University of Galati, Romania)

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    The main objective of this paper is to investigate the relation between the foreign ownership and firm performance. The study was conducted for the companies listed on Bucharest Stock Exchange, in the first, second and third categories. The financial companies and the credit institutions were excluded from the sample. The final sample included 63 companies. Return on Assets and Return on Equity are used for measuring the financial and economic performance of the firm. The foreign ownership is measured by the percentage of shares held by foreign investors. Econometric tools like linear regression analysis are used for analysis. The results of the study suggest that there is no significant link between firm performance and the existence of foreign capital.

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    Article provided by "Dunarea de Jos" University of Galati, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration in its journal Risk in the Contemporary Economy, Proceedings Conference.

    Volume (Year): (2011)
    Issue (Month): ()
    Pages: 400-405

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    Handle: RePEc:ddj:fserec:y:2011:p:400-405
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