Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science (MS)
Emerging Markets, Firm Performance, Political Connectedness, Risk-taking
Existing literature exploring the effect of politically connected firms on their performance and risk-taking seems to offer decisive results for the emerging and the developed market. However, from professionals and anecdotal evidence, both markets do not exhibit similar characteristics. Considering these characteristics, instability of the government, lack thereof of adequate governance structure, I revisit the topic. This study comprises 27 advanced and 20 emerging economies for the years 1992 through 2016. I find that sound political environment drives risk-taking in advanced markets, while political connections drive corporate risk-taking in emerging markets. I also find that political institutions and political connections drive firm performance in advanced and emerging economies respectively. The results are robust controlling for country and year effect as well as through the propensity score matching technique, the 2007/2009 financial crisis and instrumental variable estimation technique.
Number of Pages
South Dakota State University
In Copyright - Educational Use Permitted
Tarkom, Augustine, "Political Connectedness, Firm Performance and Corporate Risk Taking: Are Emerging Markets Different?" (2019). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 3356.