Bankers and the performance of German firms


Maug, Ernst ; Dittmann, Ingolf ; Schneider, Christoph


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URL: http://ub-madoc.bib.uni-mannheim.de/2528
URN: urn:nbn:de:bsz:180-madoc-25284
Document Type: Working paper
Year of publication: 2009
Publication language: English
Institution: School of Law and Economics > Sonstige - Fakultät für Rechtswissenschaft und Volkswirtschaftslehre
MADOC publication series: Sonderforschungsbereich 504 > Rationalitätskonzepte, Entscheidungsverhalten und ökonomische Modellierung (Laufzeit 1997 - 2008)
Subject: 330 Economics
Classification: JEL: G21 G34 ,
Subject headings (SWD): Deutschland , Unternehmen , Aufsichtsrat , Bank , Corporate Governance , Unternehmensentwicklung , Aktiengesellschaft
Keywords (English): Banks , Board of Directors , Corporate Governance , Germany
Abstract: We analyze the role of bankers on the boards of German non-financial companies for the period from 1994 to 2005. We find that banks that are represented on a firm’s board promote their own business as lenders and as M&A advisors. They also seem to act as financial experts who help firms to obtain funding, especially in difficult times. We find little evidence that bankers monitor management and suggest that bankers on the board cause a decline in the valuations of non-financial firms. Banks’ equity ownership declined sharply during our sample period and the German financial system lost some of its formerly distinctive features.
Translation of the title: Bankers on the boards of German firms : what they do, what they are worth, and why they are (still) there (English)
Additional information: Final draft: February 24, 2009

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