Research Seminar

Management and Firm Performance: Evidence from the Corporate Governance Reform in India — Frauke Steglich

29 Nov 2022

12:30
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13:30
Institut für Weltwirtschaft

Speaker

Frauke Steglich (Kiel Institute)

Abstract

I use the exogenously imposed corporate governance reform in India to analyze whether changes in corporate governance affect firms’ performance. I find that firms affected by the reform experience higher productivity than comparable but non-affected firms. In order to explore potential underlying channels, I rely on a specific aspect of the reform, namely the requirement to have a particular share of independent directors on the board of directors. It appears that firms that had to change their board of directors composition due to the reform – which can be seen as an improvement in management quality – enabled firms to become more productive.

Room

Lecture Hall (A-032)