Governance-Performance Relationship: A Re-examination Using Technical Efficiency Measures

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Title: Governance-Performance Relationship: A Re-examination Using Technical Efficiency Measures
Authors: Bozec, Yves
Dia, Mohamed
Bozec, Richard
Date: 2008-09-30T18:39:35Z
Abstract: The objective of this study is to analyze further the governance-performance relationship while improving on two methodological issues: control for endogeneity and firm performance measurement. To mitigate the endogeneity problem, we, first, focus on sub-samples of firms for which we, ex-ante, expect better corporate governance to cause better performance. Second, we use Generalized Least Square (GLS) regressions for panel data. To control for potential measurement bias, we measure firm performance using Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA). The research is conducted in Canada over a five-year period from 2001 to 2005. Corporate governance is measured based on the ROB corporate governance index published by the Globe and Mail. Overall, the results show that better governed firms are more efficient. This study is in line with a growing number of recent studies that propose alternative measures of firm performance. By using DEA, this study brings together the corporate finance and productivity literature.
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10393/247
http://dx.doi.org/10.20381/ruor-931
CollectionTelfer - Documents de travail // Telfer - Working Papers
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