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Cross-Shareholdings, Outside Directors, and Managerial Turnover: The Case of Japan

  • Naohito Abe
  • Taehun Jung

We have analyzed the monitoring role of outside directors in Japan. A detailed classification of each outside director into (1)former bankers; (2)former shareholders; (3)former cross-shareholders; and(4)pure outside directors reveals that only pure outside directors increase the turnover-performance sensitivity of inside directors. That is, we found that the background of each outside director is crucial for his or her role as a monitor.

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Paper provided by Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University in its series Hi-Stat Discussion Paper Series with number d04-38.

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Date of creation: Aug 2004
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Handle: RePEc:hst:hstdps:d04-38
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