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|Title:||The determinants of corporate performance: A viewpoint from insider ownership and institutional ownership|
|Author(s):||Lee Shin-Ping, (Department of Accounting, Ming Chuan University, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China), Chuang Tsung-Hsien, (KPMG, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China)|
|Citation:||Lee Shin-Ping, Chuang Tsung-Hsien, (2009) "The determinants of corporate performance: A viewpoint from insider ownership and institutional ownership", Managerial Auditing Journal, Vol. 24 Iss: 3, pp.233 - 247|
|Keywords:||Business performance, Corporate ownership, Taiwan|
|Article type:||Research paper|
|DOI:||10.1108/02686900910941122 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
Purpose – The main purpose of this paper is to examine the determinants and interrelations between corporate ownership structure and corporate performance.
Design/methodology/approach – The ownership of institutional investors are classified into government institutional ownership, financial institutional ownership, securities investment trust funds ownership, incorporated companies ownership, and other institutional ownership, so as to facilitate a detailed study. Ten-year (1994-2003) panel data of 569 Taiwanese listed companies are examined. Furthermore, this study applies the
Findings – The results show an inverse “U-shaped” relationship between insider ownership and corporate performance. Government institutional ownership and incorporated companies ownership are found to have a significant negative correlation with corporate performance. However, securities investment trust funds and corporate performance are positively correlated.
Practical implications – These findings provide Taiwanese listed companies with a insights on how to improve their corporate control mechanisms. These results can also serve as a useful reference for companies and the academics concerning future competitive strategies and decision making.
Originality/value – This study further incorporates the ratio of mortgaged/pledged shares of directors and supervisors and different institutional ownership to analyze how the mechanisms of corporate governance function in Taiwan's industries, and whether these mechanisms can effectively lower agency problems to enhance corporate performance.
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