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The effects of ownership concentration on investment and performance in privatized firms in Russia

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  • Igor Filatotchev

    (Birkbeck College, University of London, Malet Street, London, UK)

  • Rostislav Kapelyushnikov

    (The Russian Economic Barometer, Moscow, Russian Federation)

  • Natalya Dyomina

    (The Russian Economic Barometer, Moscow, Russian Federation)

  • Sergey Aukutsionek

    (The Russian Economic Barometer, Moscow, Russian Federation)

Abstract

This paper provides new survey evidence on effects of concentrated ownership on restructuring and performance in privatized firms in Russia. The major findings are that large-block shareholding is negatively associated with the firm's investment and performance, and this relationship does not depend on the identity of controlling shareholders. These results are consistent with the assumption that when minority shareholders' rights are not adequately protected, the entrenched controlling shareholders may be engaged in extracting 'control premium' before pro rata distribution of dividends. The issues raised have relevance to other transitional economies where the privatization process has been followed by an increase in ownership concentration. Copyright © 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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  • Igor Filatotchev & Rostislav Kapelyushnikov & Natalya Dyomina & Sergey Aukutsionek, 2001. "The effects of ownership concentration on investment and performance in privatized firms in Russia," Managerial and Decision Economics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 22(6), pages 299-313.
  • Handle: RePEc:wly:mgtdec:v:22:y:2001:i:6:p:299-313
    DOI: 10.1002/mde.1008
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