Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/145730
Authors: 
Bischoff, Oliver
Buchwald, Achim
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
Beiträge zur Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik 2016: Demographischer Wandel - Session: Corporate Governance A11-V3
Abstract: 
This paper sheds new light on the assessment of firm networks via multiple directorships in terms of corporate firm performance. Using a large sample of European listed firms in the period from 2003 to 2011 and system GMM we find a significant compensation effect on corporate firm performance for the initial negative effect of horizontal multiple directorships by product market competition. In markets with effective competition, horizontal multiple directorships turn out to be an efficient mechanism to increase firm performance and thus assure competitive advantages. By contrast, linkages between up- and downstream firms have no significant influence on financial performance, irrespective of the level of competition intensity.
Subjects: 
Horizontal and Vertical Firm Networks
Multiple Directorships
Corporate Governance
Product Market Competition
Dynamic Panel
JEL: 
C23
G32
G34
L14
L25
L40
Document Type: 
Conference Paper

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