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Keeping an eye on the founders and a thumb on the mercenaries : a study of corporate governance in IPO firms

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Keeping an eye on the founders and a thumb on the mercenaries : a study of corporate governance in IPO firms

Moschella, Jason F (2007) Keeping an eye on the founders and a thumb on the mercenaries : a study of corporate governance in IPO firms. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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Abstract

Recent scandals and regulatory activity point to the importance of an empirical investigation into corporate governance and the factors that influence the decisions to adopt various governance practices. This study uses agency theory and stewardship theory to examine differences in governance structures between founder-led and professionally-led IPO firms. I examine firms at the time they are preparing to go public and the various governance provisions adopted at this crucial point in their development. I use a sample of 423 software firms that went public in the U.S. between 1996 and 2000 and examine the governance provisions they employ. I find that founder-led firms are more likely to be less shareholder-friendly than professionally-led firms.

Divisions:Concordia University > John Molson School of Business
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Moschella, Jason F
Pagination:vi, 81 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:Theses (M. Sc. Admin.)
Program:John Molson School of Business
Date:2007
Thesis Supervisor(s):Martens, Martin
ID Code:975244
Deposited By: Concordia University Library
Deposited On:22 Jan 2013 16:04
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:39
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