Nowadays the finance industry plays vital roles in supporting China's economic growth. This study examines impacts of ownership concentration and various ownership categories on the performance of the 28 listed financial institutions in China, between 1999 and 2009. Our results indicate that ownership concentration, legal person and foreign ownership do not improve financial institutions' performance while state ownership has negative impacts. However, these results are moderated by firm size. State and legal person ownerships have positive impacts on large financial institutions' performance because of their great public scrutiny and political pressure.
|Journal||Corporate Ownership & Control|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|