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Increased presence of foreign investors and dividend policy of Japanese firms

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This paper investigates the impact of the increased presence of foreign investors on the dividend policy of Japanese firms. A choice-to-pay model, estimated with a random-effects binary probit method, shows that a higher level of foreign ownership is associated with a significantly higher probability of dividend payouts. A choice-to-change model, estimated with a random-effects generalized ordered probit method, shows that a higher level of foreign ownership is associated with a significantly higher (lower) probability of an increase (no change) in dividends, while a larger 1-year increase is associated with a significantly higher (lower) probability of an increase (decrease).

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  • Baba, Naohiko, 2009. "Increased presence of foreign investors and dividend policy of Japanese firms," Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, Elsevier, vol. 17(2), pages 163-174, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:pacfin:v:17:y:2009:i:2:p:163-174
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