Abbreviations

ADR

American Depository Receipts

A-shares

Shares only issued to domestic institutions or individual investors

BSAM

Bureau of State Asset Management (China)

B-shares

Shares only issued to foreign investors and traded on the Shanghai Stock Exchange or the Shenzhen Stock Exchange

CAPM

Capital Asset Pricing Model

COEs

Collectively owned enterprises

CSRC

China Securities Regulatory Commission

EPS

earnings per share

GDP

Gross Domestic Product

H-shares

Shares traded on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange

IPO

Initial Public Offering

LBO

Leveraged buy-out

MBR

Market to book ratio

MOF

Ministry of Finance

NETS

National Electronic Trading System

N-Shares

ADRs of Chinese Companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange

NYSE

New York Stock Exchange

OECD

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

OTC

Over-the-counter

P/E ratio

Price/earnings ratio

PRC

People's Republic of China

RMB

Ren Min Bi (Chinese Currency)

ROA

Return on Assets

ROE

Return on Equity

RPS

return per share

SEO

Seasonal Equity Offering

SERC

State Economic Reform Commission

SEZs

Special Economic Zones

SHSE

Shanghai Stock Exchange

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Figures x
  • Tables xi
  • Preface xiii
  • Acknowledgements xiv
  • Abbreviations xv
  • 1 - Introduction 1
  • 2 - Theoretical Approaches to Corporate Governance 10
  • 3 - The Evolution of Corporate Governance in China 31
  • 4 - The Effect of Ownership Structure on the Underpricing of Initial Public Offerings 62
  • 5 - Ownership Structure as a Corporate Governance Mechanism 88
  • 6 - The Determinants of Capital Structure 105
  • 7 - Chinese Corporate Groups 123
  • 8 - General Conclusions and Future Work 146
  • Notes 153
  • References 157
  • Index 170
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