Ownership and Identities of the Largest Shareholders and Dividend Policy: Evidence From Vietnam
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Trien Vinh Le
University of Economics
Trang Huyen Le
Singapore Management University
Published 2017-05-31
https://doi.org/10.15388/omee.2017.8.1.14199
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Keywords

the largest shareholder
shareholder identity
dividend policy
privatization
Vietnam

How to Cite

Le T. V. and Le T. H. (2017) “Ownership and Identities of the Largest Shareholders and Dividend Policy: Evidence From Vietnam”, Organizations and Markets in Emerging Economies, 8(1), pp. 86-104. doi: 10.15388/omee.2017.8.1.14199.

Abstract

This study investigates the relationship between the level of shareholdings and identities of the largest shareholders, and cash dividend policy. The study is conducted with a sample of 180 firms listed on Vietnam stock exchange markets from 2009 to 2013. The fixed effect model is employed to analyze the balanced panel data. The results show that the higher the level of holdings by the largest shareholders, the lower the dividend payout. Moreover, companies with the State and Foreign investors as the largest shareholders have higher dividend payout ratio than companies with local investors and managers as the largest shareholders. The study also finds that companies tend to pay higher dividends when profits decrease or growth opportunities increase.

 

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