Corporate governance cycles during transition

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dc.contributor.author Mygind, Niels en_US
dc.contributor.author Demina, Natalia en_US
dc.contributor.author Gregoric, Aleksandra en_US
dc.contributor.author Kapelyushnikov, Rostislav en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-04T10:25:57Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-04T10:25:57Z
dc.date.issued 2004-12-17T00:00:00Z en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/7087
dc.description.abstract Ownership is determined by firm specific factors and the environment. Firms change over their life-cycle. The governance cycle – here defined as changes in identity of the dominant owner and own-ership concentration - is marked by key phases including start-up, growth, and possibly a restructur-ing or exit stage. During transition the cycle reflects: privatization often with a high proportion of employee ownership like in Russia and in Slovenia; strong pressures for restructuring and owner-ship changes; limited possibility for external finance because of embryonic development of the fi-nancial system. To provide simple hypothesis tests, we use Russian enterprise data for 1995-2003 and Slovenian data covering 1998-2003. In spite of differences in institutional development, con-cerning privatization and development of corporate governance institutions, we find that govern-ance cycles are broadly similar in the two countries. Employee ownership is rapidly fading, but while change to manager and non-financial domestic outsider ownership is typical for Russia, man-ager ownership is not widespread in Slovenia. Instead change to financial outsiders in the form of Privatization Investment Funds is frequent. Foreign ownership, which is rare especially in Russia, is quite stable. The ownership diversification to employees and diversified external owners during privatization did not fit well to the low development of institutions. As expected we observe in both countries a subsequent concentration of ownership on managers, external domestic and foreign owners. JEL-codes: G3, J5, P2, P3 - Keywords: corporate governance, life-cycle, privatization, ownership change, transition economies, Russia and Slovenia. en_US
dc.format.extent 44 s. en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Working paper;2004-054 en_US
dc.subject.other kep en_US
dc.title Corporate governance cycles during transition en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt04dec17 miel en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Institut for International Økonomi og Virksomhedsledelse en_US
dc.contributor.department Center for Østeuropa en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort CEES en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of International Economics and Management en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Center for East European Studies en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort INT en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort CEES en_US
dc.idnumber x656444826 en_US
dc.publisher.city København en_US
dc.publisher.year 2004 en_US
dc.title.subtitle A comparison of Russia and Slovenia en_US


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