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Investors' perception of business group membership during an economic crisis : Evidence from the COVID-19 pandemic

    01.10.2020

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English This paper examines how investors perceive business group membership in Korea during the COVID-19 pandemic. Stock price performance analysis reveals evidence of a time-varying and heterogeneous value of affiliation: investors discount business group affiliation during a market collapse, but are willing to pay a premium for affiliation during market recovery. Overall, this pattern is more pronounced for financially weak affiliates and large business groups. The results further show that business group membership alleviates investors' concerns regarding financial flexibility, highlighting the role of internal capital markets as a substitute for external finance.
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Faculté des sciences économiques et sociales
Language
  • English
Classification
Economics
Series statement
  • Working Papers SES ; 524
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  • RERO DOC 333178
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https://folia.unifr.ch/unifr/documents/309578
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