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Stock Market Developments and Capital Accumulation in India: Does Better Shareholder Protection Matter?

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  • Sarkar, Prabirjit

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The paper analyses a new leximetric dataset for India relating to the protection of shareholders of the limited liability corporate sector and examines the impact of the changes in the shareholder protection law on economic development through stock market development. It finds no long-term relationship between corporate governance relating to shareholder protection and stock market developments and no relevance of stock market for economic development through capital accumulation.

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  • Sarkar, Prabirjit, 2007. "Stock Market Developments and Capital Accumulation in India: Does Better Shareholder Protection Matter?," MPRA Paper 4996, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    Keywords

    Stock Market; Corporate Governance; Development; India;

    JEL classification:

    • K22 - Law and Economics - - Regulation and Business Law - - - Business and Securities Law
    • O16 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Financial Markets; Saving and Capital Investment; Corporate Finance and Governance

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