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Do the type and number of blockholders influence R&D investments? New evidence from Spain

Tribo, J. A., Berrone, P. & Surroca, J., Sep-2007, In : Corporate Governance - An International Review. 15, 5, p. 828-842 15 p.

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Using data from 3,638 Spanish firms between 1996 and 2000, this article studies the relationship between the presence of large shareholders in the ownership structure of firms and R&D investment. Consistent with our theoretical contention, our results indicate that the impact of large shareholders on the R&D investment is (1) negative when blockholders are banks, (2) positive when blockholders are non-financial corporations and (3) null when blockholders are individuals. In addition, we find a systematic negative relationship between the number of blockholders and R&D investment. Finally, we extend our study by analysing the influence that the combined effect between blockholder type and R&D investment has on the firm's economic performance. Results of this work provide relevant implications for policy makers and academic research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)828-842
Number of pages15
JournalCorporate Governance - An International Review
Volume15
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sep-2007
Externally publishedYes
Event4th International Corporate Governance Conference on Global Developments in Corporate Governance - Birmingham, Netherlands
Duration: 1-Jul-2006 → …

Event

4th International Corporate Governance Conference on Global Developments in Corporate Governance

01/07/2006 → …

Netherlands

Event: Conference

    Keywords

  • ownership structure, banks, institutional blockholders, non-financial blockholders, individual blockholders, R&D investment, OWNERSHIP STRUCTURE, INSTITUTIONAL OWNERSHIP, CORPORATE GOVERNANCE, TECHNOLOGICAL OPPORTUNITY, CAPITAL-INVESTMENT, HELD CORPORATIONS, FIRM PERFORMANCE, AGENCY COSTS, INNOVATION, STRATEGIES

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