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Does the influence of institutional investors depend on the institutional framework? An international analysis


  • Mauricio Jara-Bertin
  • Félix J. López-Iturriaga
  • Óscar López-de-Foronda


This article analyses the effect of institutional ownership in alleviating or exacerbating the conflicts of interests among stakeholders in different legal and institutional frameworks. This analysis is carried out based on two characteristics: the concentration of power of institutional ownership and the identification of the main types of institutional investors. In common law countries, consistent with the convergence and entrenchment hypotheses, we find a U-shape relation between ownership structure and firm performance. In civil law countries, consistent with the collusion and contest theories, we find an inverted U-shape relation. We also find that when institutional investors are classified as pressure resistant and pressure sensitive according to the strength of their ties with managers, pressure-resistant investors, who operate more independently, are the most capable of improving the value of the firm.

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  • Mauricio Jara-Bertin & Félix J. López-Iturriaga & Óscar López-de-Foronda, 2012. "Does the influence of institutional investors depend on the institutional framework? An international analysis," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 44(3), pages 265-278, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:applec:44:y:2012:i:3:p:265-278
    DOI: 10.1080/00036846.2010.502112

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    1. Doaa El-Diftar & Eleri Jones & Mohamed Moustafa Soliman, 2016. "The Impact of Institutional Blockholders on Voluntary Disclosure and Transparency: The Case of Egypt," Working Papers 1039, Economic Research Forum, revised Aug 2016.
    2. Fernandez, Viviana, 2014. "Stock volatility and pension funds under an individual capitalization-based system," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, vol. 67(4), pages 536-541.
    3. Belanès, Amel & Saihi, Malek, 2016. "Evidence on complementarity and substitution contingency in monitoring and bonding mechanisms," Research in International Business and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 38(C), pages 161-171.
    4. Roberto Álvarez & Mauricio Jara-Bertín & Carlos Pombo, 2016. "Do institutional investors unbind firm financial constraints? Evidence from emerging markets," DOCUMENTOS CEDE 015114, UNIVERSIDAD DE LOS ANDES-CEDE.

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