Black, Bernard and Kim, Woochan (2011): The effect of board structure on firm value: a multiple identification strategies approach using Korean data. Published in: Journal of Financial Economics , Vol. 104, (April 2012): pp. 203-226.
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Outside directors and audit committees are widely considered to be central elements of good corporate governance. We use a 1999 Korean law as an exogenous shock to assess how board structure affects firm market value. The law mandates 50% outside directors and an audit committee for large public firms, but not smaller firms. We study how this shock affects firm market value, using event study, difference-in-differences, and instrumental variable methods, within a regression discontinuity approach. The legal shock produces large share price increases for large firms, relative to mid-sized firms; share prices jump in 1999 when the reforms are announced.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||The effect of board structure on firm value: a multiple identification strategies approach using Korean data|
|Keywords:||Korea, outside directors, audit committees, corporate governance, board of directors|
|Subjects:||G - Financial Economics > G3 - Corporate Finance and Governance > G38 - Government Policy and Regulation
G - Financial Economics > G3 - Corporate Finance and Governance > G34 - Mergers; Acquisitions; Restructuring; Corporate Governance
G - Financial Economics > G3 - Corporate Finance and Governance > G32 - Financing Policy; Financial Risk and Risk Management; Capital and Ownership Structure; Value of Firms; Goodwill
|Depositing User:||Woochan Kim|
|Date Deposited:||27. Jul 2012 06:38|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 16:34|
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