Diffusion patterns in small vs. large capital markets-the case of value-based management

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We empirically study the diffusion of value-based management (VBM) in small capital markets. Specifically, we analyse the factors that influence VBM adoption in Danish-listed firms. Based on a hand-collected data set covering 665 firm years from 2002 to 2010, we find that the same factors influence the diffusion of VBM in both large and small capital markets. Specifically, we find that large firms with a higher percentage of institutional ownership and with a CEO whose education is business-related are more likely to adopt VBM. Additionally, the control variables reveal a significant positive correlation between VBM adoption and leverage, capital intensity, liquidity, and the characteristics of top executives. Furthermore, we find that manufacturing and utility firms are more likely to adopt VBM than service or trade firms. Contrary to the mainstream opinion, we contribute to the literature that findings from large capital …
ZeitschriftManagement Revue
Seiten (von - bis)1-29
Anzahl der Seiten29
PublikationsstatusErschienen - 01.01.2023