International ownership and firm performance in Arab economies

Stefan Lutz, Karim Hegazy, Ehab K. A. Mohamed, Mohamed A. K. Basuony
2020 Corporate Ownership and Control  
This paper aims at filling existing research by examining the impact of corporate governance and ownership structure on firm performance using cross-sectional data from companies in the MENA region for the years 2009-2013. The results indicate that higher ownership concentration is associated with higher returns. Furthermore, firms with higher international ownership share tend to perform better than those with only local private and/or state ownership. The results suggest some prevalent
more » ... s with respect to ownership and performance of firms in the MENA region. Due to the volatile social and business environment, these firms operate in, they may be particularly dependent on effective ownership structures and support which may be provided by international, institutional, and large shareholders.
doi:10.22495/cocv17i4siart8 fatcat:cgvffljkurddlhw5z6uoqlc3ca