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The impact of corporate governance measures on the performance of West African IPO firms

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This paper examines the impact on underpricing and firm market value arising from IPO firms implementing a range of governance attributes such as the separation of CEO and Chairman roles, the founder ceding CEO position, establishment of committees and board size. Furthermore I study the determinants of director retained ownership and the relation between this and underpricing. Using a comprehensive sample of 37 locally listed IPO firm's from across West Africa I find evidence of a mixed impact from the adoption of universally recognised governance mechanisms. Higher levels of retained director ownership increase underpricing in contrast to that of founders.

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  • Hearn, Bruce, 2011. "The impact of corporate governance measures on the performance of West African IPO firms," Emerging Markets Review, Elsevier, vol. 12(2), pages 130-151, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ememar:v:12:y:2011:i:2:p:130-151
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