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THE ASIAN CRISIS AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE - OWNERSHIP STRUCTURE, DEBT FINANCING, AND CORPORATE DIVERSIFICATIONDownload This Article
Masaharu Hanazaki, Qun Liu
Based on firm-level analysis, this paper suggests that ownership concentration enabling controlling shareholders to expropriate other shareholders; fund raising through debt that is short of effective monitoring by creditors; and inefficiency caused by the ill effects of diversification are all associated with significantly worse performance during the Asian crisis. The region’s predominant governance structure, characterized by family control and conglomerates, was considered a factor in its miraculous economic development but has been seen since the crisis as the of crony capitalism.
Keywords: Asian Crisis, Ownership Structure, Debt Financing
How to cite this paper: Hanazaki, M., & Liu, Q. (2006). The Asian crisis and corporate governance - ownership structure, debt financing, and corporate diversification. Corporate Ownership & Control, 3(3), 60-78. http://doi.org/10.22495/cocv3i3p5