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Effects of ownership concentration on firm performance: Pakistani evidence

Qaiser Rafique Yasser (University Malaysia Sarawak, Kuching, Malaysia)
Abdullah Al Mamun (Newcastle Business School, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia)

Journal of Asia Business Studies

ISSN: 1558-7894

Article publication date: 5 May 2015

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to present an analysis of the association between five categories of concentrated ownership and firm performance in Pakistan. The connection between high ownership concentration and firm performance has attracted much attention, especially in emerging market, yet yielded many inconsistent empirical results.

Design/methodology/approach

Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE)-100 Indexed companies listed in KSE from 2007 to 2011 were selected as the sample, and correlation coefficient and regression model were used to inspect the relationship between ownership concentration degree and corporate performance.

Findings

It was found that there is no significant association with ownership concentration and accounting-based performance, market-based performance measures and economic profit, in general.

Originality/value

The first demonstration that the shareholding proportion of the single largest shareholder is the only variable having positive association with market-based performance measures.

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Citation

Yasser, Q.R. and Mamun, A.A. (2015), "Effects of ownership concentration on firm performance: Pakistani evidence", Journal of Asia Business Studies, Vol. 9 No. 2, pp. 162-176. https://doi.org/10.1108/JABS-07-2014-0047

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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