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Why did some firms perform better in the global financial crisis?

Chien-Chiang Lee, Mei-Ping Chen & Shao-Lin Ning.
Economic Research-Ekonomska IstraÅživanja, July 2017

We explore what firm and macroeconomic factors assisted Chinese firms to resist the global financial crisis. We find that firms with higher top ten shareholder ratios or firms that are older exhibited saliently higher performance during the crisis, but performed poorly during the non-crisis period. Firm size has a notably negative impact on firm performance. Firms audited by the Big Four accounting firms have a significantly negative correlation with performance. During the crisis, stock markets became less efficient in incorporating firm-specific information into stock prices, signifying that the determinants of firm performance vary across non-crisis and crisis periods.

url – http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/1331677X.2017.1355258
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