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Corporate Governance Policy and Company Performance: The Case of Portugal

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  • Carlos Alves

    () (CEMPRE, Faculdade de Economia da Universidade do Porto)

  • Victor Mendes

    () (CMVM – Comissão do Mercado de Valores Mobiliários)

Abstract

Several supervisory authorities and governmental working groups issued recommendations on corporate governance for listed companies during the nineties. In this paper, we used a unique database that allowed us to analyse the relationship between the level of compliance of the recommendations issued by the Portuguese Securities Market Commission and the (abnormal) returns of the concerned companies. By using a multifactor model, one can conclude that there is a positive relationship between the compliance of some of these recommendations and the abnormal returns that were determined. The recommendations on the structure and functioning of the executive board deserve a special attention.

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  • Carlos Alves & Victor Mendes, 2001. "Corporate Governance Policy and Company Performance: The Case of Portugal," FEP Working Papers 112, Universidade do Porto, Faculdade de Economia do Porto.
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    1. Sandra Silva, 2009. "On evolutionary technological change and economic growth: Lakatos as a starting point for appraisal," Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Springer, vol. 19(1), pages 111-135, February.
    2. Rui Henrique Alves, 2004. "Europe: Looking for a New Model," FEP Working Papers 154, Universidade do Porto, Faculdade de Economia do Porto.
    3. Carlos F. Alves & Victor Mendes, 2006. "Mutual fund flows’ performance reaction: does convexity apply to small markets?," FEP Working Papers 204, Universidade do Porto, Faculdade de Economia do Porto.
    4. Carlos F. Alves & Ernesto Fernando R. Vicente, 2012. "Does the Latin Corporate Governance Model perform worse than others in preventing earnings management?," FEP Working Papers 447, Universidade do Porto, Faculdade de Economia do Porto.
    5. Carlos Alves & Victor Mendes, 2007. "Are mutual fund investors in jail?," Applied Financial Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 17(16), pages 1301-1312.
    6. Rosa Forte, 2004. "The relationship between foreign direct investment and international trade. Substitution or complementarity? A survey," FEP Working Papers 140, Universidade do Porto, Faculdade de Economia do Porto.
    7. Carlos Alves & Victor Mendes, 2004. "Self-Interest on Mutual Fund Management: Evidence from the Portuguese Market," FEP Working Papers 162, Universidade do Porto, Faculdade de Economia do Porto.
    8. Maria do Rosario Correia & Scott C. Linn & Andrew Marshall, 2004. "An Empirical Investigation of Debt Contract Design: The Determinants of the Choice of Debt Terms in Eurobond Issues," FEP Working Papers 148, Universidade do Porto, Faculdade de Economia do Porto.
    9. Jorge M. S. Valente, 2004. "Local and global dominance conditions for the weighted earliness scheduling problem with no idle time," FEP Working Papers 156, Universidade do Porto, Faculdade de Economia do Porto.
    10. Carlos Alves & Victor Mendes, 2011. "Does performance explain mutual fund flows in small markets? The case of Portugal," Portuguese Economic Journal, Springer;Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestao, vol. 10(2), pages 129-147, August.
    11. Carlos F. Alves & F. Teixeira dos Santos, 2005. "The Informativeness of Quarterly Financial Reporting: The Portuguese Case," FEP Working Papers 177, Universidade do Porto, Faculdade de Economia do Porto.
    12. Ana Paula Delgado & Isabel Maria Godinho, 2004. "The evolution of city size distribution in Portugal: 1864-2001," FEP Working Papers 151, Universidade do Porto, Faculdade de Economia do Porto.

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