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Legal bonding, investor recognition, and cross-listing premia in emerging markets

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Using the IFC investable measure to designate firms as either investable or non-investable prior to cross-listing, this paper shows Level 2/3 cross-listing firms that were previously non-investable enjoy the largest 'cross-listing premia'. Since previously non-investable firms are likely to experience the largest increase in their shareholder base post-listing, the results are consistent with the notion that enhanced 'recognition' explains cross-listing premia. For these firms, a combination of bonding and greater recognition serves to deliver large cross-listing premia. For previously investable firms, bonding alone is sufficient to deliver cross-listing premia.

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  • Thomas O'Connor, 2014. "Legal bonding, investor recognition, and cross-listing premia in emerging markets," International Journal of Accounting and Finance, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 4(3), pages 209-239.
  • Handle: RePEc:ids:intjaf:v:4:y:2014:i:3:p:209-239
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    Keywords

    cross-listing premia; investor recognition; legal bonding; emerging markets; Tobin's q.;

    JEL classification:

    • F30 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - General
    • G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets
    • G32 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Financing Policy; Financial Risk and Risk Management; Capital and Ownership Structure; Value of Firms; Goodwill
    • K20 - Law and Economics - - Regulation and Business Law - - - General

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