International Cross‐Listing, Firm Performance, and Top Management Turnover: A Test of the Bonding Hypothesis

  • Published: Jul 19, 2008
  • Pages: 1897-1937
  • DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-6261.2008.01377.x


We examine a primary outcome of corporate governance, namely, the ability to identify and terminate poorly performing CEOs, to test the effectiveness of U.S. investor protections in improving the corporate governance of cross‐listed firms. We find that firms from weak investor protection regimes that are cross‐listed on a major U.S. Exchange are more likely to terminate poorly performing CEOs than non‐cross‐listed firms. Cross‐listings on exchanges that do not require the adoption of stringent investor protections (OTC, private placements, and London listings) are not associated with a higher propensity to remove poorly performing CEOs.

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