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2.1 A comparison between transactions cost economics and agency theory 22
2.2 The importance of different corporate control mechanisms in large non-financial firms in four economies 24
3.1 Central government fiscal revenues and fiscal deficits, and household savings 1978-99 33
3.2 The development of the Chinese stock markets 36
3.3 The listing requirements on various stock exchanges 48
3.4 The shareholdings held by the largest shareholder in Chinese listed companies, 1997 50
3.5 The provenance of the directors of companies listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange 56
3.6 The administrative positions held by executive directors in Chinese listed companies 57
3.7 The internal and external constraints on the decision-making of managers in listed companies 58
4.1 Empirical predictions of the main theories concerning the decision to go public 64
4.2 Evidence of IPO underpricing in selected developed and emerging markets 65
4.3 The numbers of IPOs on SHSE and SZSE, January 1995-February 1999 72
4.4 The returns on IPOs in China, January 1995-February 1999 75
4.5 The distribution of the P/E ratios of the firms in the sample 76
4.6 Descriptive statistics for the sample of 467 Chinese IPOs 79
4.7 The regression results explaining the IPO premium for the full sample of 467 IPOs in China 81
4.8 The regression results explaining the IPO premium for the sample of 400 IPOs in China where either the BSAM or State solely-owned institutions are the largest single shareholder 83

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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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