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US companies in transition economies: wealth effects from expansion between 1987 and 1999

Rossitza Wooster ()

Journal of International Business Studies, 2006, vol. 37, issue 2, 179-195

Abstract: This study uses a unique sample to evaluate changes in shareholder wealth from announcements of expansion by US firms into 18 transition economies, through four entry modes, from 1987 to 1999. On average, expansion in transition economies is associated with significant positive wealth effects. Results show that value creation is most significantly associated with expansion through less risky entry modes into host countries that are in the more advanced stages of market liberalization and structural reform. Sample firms with lower profitability also experience significantly higher abnormal returns, while significant value creation documented for firms entering transition economies in 1989, 1990, and 1992 suggests first-mover advantages. Journal of International Business Studies (2006) 37, 179–195. doi:10.1057/palgrave.jibs.8400187

Date: 2006
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