Scandinavian Working Papers in Economics

Working Paper Series,
Research Institute of Industrial Economics

No 1190: The Influence of Institutionally Embedded Ownership on Anglo-American Corporate Governance Migration into Emerging Economy IPO Firms

Bruce Hearn (), Lars Oxelheim () and Trond Randøy ()
Additional contact information
Bruce Hearn: School of Business, Management and Economics,, Postal: Jubilee Building, University of Sussex
Lars Oxelheim: School of Business and Law, University of Agder, Norway, Postal: and Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN), Stockholm, Sweden
Trond Randøy: School of Business and Law, University of Agder, Norway

Abstract: We argue that the corporate governance of emerging economy IPO firms is influenced by firm-specific institutionally embedded block ownership groups. Applying an extended institutional logic perspective and using a mixed-effects ordered probit model, our findings from 190 IPO-firms from 22 African countries 2000–2016, support the notion that five major block owner categories (corporate, private equity, non-executive, business group, state) exerts very different influence on African firms’ degree of adoption of Anglo-American corporate governance measures. We find that the influence from the various block owner groups is significantly moderated by institutional quality and tribalism, but to different degrees and directions across block owner groups. Our contextually embedded firm-specific results support the criticism of a one-hat-fits-all global and uniform corporate governance model.

Keywords: IPO; Corporate Governance Practice; Institutional Theory; Africa; Emerging Economies

JEL-codes: G23; G38; M12; M14; M16

42 pages, November 20, 2017

Full text files

wp1190.pdf PDF-file 

Download statistics

Questions (including download problems) about the papers in this series should be directed to Elisabeth Gustafsson ()
Report other problems with accessing this service to Sune Karlsson ().

This page generated on 2018-01-23 23:34:53.