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Performance of Swedish listed family-firms
Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics, Finance and Statistics.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis investigates the performance of Swedish listed family-controlled firms using re-turn on assets (ROA) and Tobin’s Q as performance measures. Results show that found-ing-family firms perform 6.1 % better than other firms for ROA. Firm-specific knowledge of the founder-CEO is the main cause of the enhanced performance. The results are not robust to residual testing which suggests caution when drawing conclusions from these re-sults. The main contribution of this thesis is an empirical analysis of family insider repre-sentation and the relation to ROA and Tobin’s Q in a sample consisting entirely of Swedish firms.

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2014. , 28 p.
Keyword [en]
Family-controlled, ROA, Return on assets, Tobin's Q, founding-family, CEO, Swedish, listed, performance, firm-specific knowledge
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-23954OAI: diva2:720832
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IHH, Economics
2014-05-21, B4051, Gjuterigatan 553 18, Jönköping, 13:10 (English)
Available from: 2014-06-13 Created: 2014-06-02 Last updated: 2014-06-13Bibliographically approved

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