Found 5 article(s) for author 'State Ownership'

Stock Splits to Profit Insider Trading: Lessons from an Emerging Market

Stock Splits to Profit Insider Trading: Lessons from an Emerging Market. Richard Zeckhauser, February 28, 2017, Paper, “Stock splits have long presented financial puzzles: Why are they undertaken? Why are they associated with abnormal returns? Abnormal returns, particularly those coming shortly before a split’s announcement date, should raise strong suspicions of insider trading, particularly in nations with weak regulatory structures. We examined the 718 split events in the emerging stock market of Vietnam from 2007 through 2011. We found evidence consistent with illegal insider trading, particularly in firms that were vulnerable to insider manipulation and, therefore, more likely to split their stocks. When vulnerable firms’ stocks did split, they provided significant excess short-term returns.Link

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State Ownership and Firm-level Performance

State Ownership and Firm-level Performance, Aldo Musacchio, November 14, 2014, Paper. “State-owned enterprises (SOEs) remain widespread in various countries even after decades of privatization and liberalization reforms. In this paper we analyze a large dataset of listed SOEs, both majority- and minority-owned, covering several countries and industries between 1997 and 2012. We compare these SOEs to a sample of private firms using matching methods combined with differences-in-differences estimation to control for the endogenous choice of state ownership…” Link

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Governments as owners: State-owned multinational companies

Governments as owners: State-owned multinational companies, Aldo Musacchio, August 24, 2014, Paper, The globalization of state-owned multinational companies (SOMNC) has become an important phenomenon in international business (IB), yet it has received scant attention in the literature. We explain how the analysis of SOMNCs can help advance the literature by extending our understanding of state-owned firms (SOE) and multinational companies (MNC) in at least two ways. First, we cross-fertilize the IB and SOEs literatures in their analysis of foreign investment behavior and introduce two arguments: the extraterritoriality argument, which helps explain how the MNC dimension of SOMNCs extends the SOE literature, and the non-business internationalization argument, which helps explain how the SOE dimension of SOMNCs extends the MNC literature. Second, we analyze how the study of SOMNCs can help develop new insights of theories of firm behaviorLink

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Leviathan as a Minority Shareholder: Firm-level Implications of State Equity Purchases

Leviathan as a Minority Shareholder: Firm-level Implications of State Equity Purchases. Aldo Musacchio, September 2013, Paper. “In many countries, firms face institutional voids that raise the costs of doing business and thwart entrepreneurial activity. We examine a particular mechanism to address those voids: minority state ownership. Due to their minority nature, such stakes are less affected by the agency distortions commonly found in full-fledged state-owned firms. Using panel data from publicly traded firms in Brazil…” Link verified June 19, 2014

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State Capitalism and State-Owned Enterprise Reform

State Capitalism and State-Owned Enterprise Reform. Aldo Musacchio, March 2013, Case. “The note examines state capitalism in the twenty-first century. It introduces a series of topics and cases related to state capitalism, such as the debate about the causes of inefficiency in state owned enterprises, possible ways of turning them around, as well as a short discussion of sovereign wealth funds (SWFS), national champions, development banks, etc. The note explicitly links some of these topics to HBS cases designed to dive deeper into each subject…..” May require purchase or user account. Link verified August 26, 2014

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