Title

The Performance Implications of Ownership Driven Governance Reform

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2003

Abstract

This paper explores the performance impact of recent changes in foreign shareholdings and boardroom reforms in Japan. Empirical research on the impact of reform on the Japanese corporate governance system could provide useful lessons for their European counterparts who are themselves facing similar pressures to reform. We found that although participation of outside directors in strategic decision-making was associated with positive stock returns, the increase in the ratio of outside directors, the separation of the board members and executive officers, and the reduction of board size were not related to firm performance.

Discipline

Business Law, Public Responsibility, and Ethics | Corporate Finance | Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations

Research Areas

Finance

Publication

European Management Journal

Volume

21

Issue

6

First Page

698

Last Page

706

ISSN

0263-2373

Identifier

10.1016/j.emj.2003.09.013

Publisher

Elsevier