Does the Japanese Governance System Enhance Shareholder Wealth?
Author InfoKang, Jun-Koo Shivdasani, Anil Abstract This article examines the stock-price effects of top management turnover announcements for 432 Japanese corporations from 1985 to 1990. We find that these announcements are associated with significantly positive abnormal returns. The returns are greater when turnover is forced than when turnover represents normal succession. The stock-price effects are also significantly positive when turnover is forced and the successor is appointed from outside the firm. We find that large shareholders play an important role during outside succession. This evidence suggests that the disciplinary decisions of Japanese governance mechanisms are consistent with shareholder wealth maximization. Article published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Society for Financial Studies in its journal, The Review of Financial Studies. Download InfoTo download: If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view i