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Interest alignment and firm performance

  • Gottschalg, Oliver

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  • Meier, Degenhard
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    This study derives testable hypotheses from their framework and thus provides an empirical test of interest alignment theory based on a sample of 69 management buyouts in the UK. The results of the multivariate regression model suggest that in this setting, interest alignment does have a significant influence on firm performance.

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    Paper provided by HEC Paris in its series Les Cahiers de Recherche with number 825.

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    Length: 25 pages
    Date of creation: 01 Jan 2005
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    Handle: RePEc:ebg:heccah:0825
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