Does institutional ownership influence firm performance? Evidence from China
Lin,Yongjia Rebecca1; Fu,Xiaoqing Maggie2
Source PublicationInternational Review of Economics and Finance

In recent decades, institutional investors have played an increasingly important role in China's stock markets, following a series of market-liberalizing reforms. This study uses a simultaneous equations model with a generalized method of moments estimator to investigate the effects of institutional ownership on firm performance in a new large sample of Chinese listed firms from 2004 to 2014. The results generally suggest that institutional ownership positively affects firm performance and are robust to accounting for deregulation, contemporaneous market conditions, and different stock market boards. However, not all institutional investors are active monitors and improve firm performance. In particular, the results indicate that pressure-insensitive, foreign and large institutional shareholders have greater positive effects on firm performance than pressure-sensitive, domestic, and small institutional shareholders. The results further suggest that institutional investors enhance shareholder value by attracting more analysts and reducing insider ownership (among other reasons), and these findings are robust to a series of sensitivity analyses.

KeywordChina Firm Performance Institutional Ownership
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WOS Research AreaBusiness & Economics
WOS SubjectBusiness, Finance ; Economics
WOS IDWOS:000403125500002
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Document TypeJournal article
Corresponding AuthorLin,Yongjia Rebecca; Fu,Xiaoqing Maggie
Affiliation1.School of Business,Macau University of Science and Technology,,Taipa,Macao
2.Faculty of Business Administration,University of Macau,,Taipa,Macao
First Author AffilicationUniversity of Macau
Corresponding Author AffilicationUniversity of Macau;  Faculty of Business Administration
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Lin,Yongjia Rebecca,Fu,Xiaoqing Maggie. Does institutional ownership influence firm performance? Evidence from China[J]. International Review of Economics and Finance,2017,49:17-57.
APA Lin,Yongjia Rebecca,&Fu,Xiaoqing Maggie.(2017).Does institutional ownership influence firm performance? Evidence from China.International Review of Economics and Finance,49,17-57.
MLA Lin,Yongjia Rebecca,et al."Does institutional ownership influence firm performance? Evidence from China".International Review of Economics and Finance 49(2017):17-57.
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