The purpose of this study is to investigate how concentrated owners add value to Asian firms. While prior research suggests that relational owners (i.e., business groups, top management team, board, government, banks, families, and corporation) may help firms fill institutional voids, this study proposes that it is transactional owners (i.e., foreign and institutional investors) lacking this ability who contribute most to firm performance. As these owners frequently hail from contexts with well-developed corporate governance traditions, they tend to have experience with the design and implementation of such governance practices.

Meta-analysis, Asia, Concentrated ownership, Relational owners, Transactional owners,
Multinational Business Review
Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Erasmus University

van Essen, M, Heugens, P.P.M.A.R, P. Duran (Patricio), S. Saleh (Sabrina), Sauerwald, S, van Oosterhout, J, & E. Xie (En). (2019). How concentrated owners improve the performance of Asian firms. Multinational Business Review. doi:10.1108/MBR-07-2019-0078