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Corporate Governance, Competition, and Political PartiesExplaining Corporate Governance Change in Europe$
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Roger M. Barker

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199576814

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576814.001.0001

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A Panel Data Analysis of Corporate Governance Change

A Panel Data Analysis of Corporate Governance Change

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(p.137) 6 A Panel Data Analysis of Corporate Governance Change
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Corporate Governance, Competition, and Political Parties
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Roger M. Barker

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576814.003.0006

A panel data econometric analysis of corporate governance change is undertaken utilizing a data set of fifteen nonliberal market economies covering the period 1975–2003. The results of this analysis suggested that the interaction of partisanship and competition is a highly significant determinant of corporate governance change. In particular, significant shifts in a pro‐shareholder direction are associated with Left government – but not conservative government – in the context of high levels of competition. In contrast, neither Left nor conservative government is associated with corporate governance change in a low‐competition environment.

Keywords:   panel data analysis, quantitative analysis, econometrics, interactive model, corporate governance, product market competition, Left government, Conservative government

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