Original Articles

The Impact of Corporate Control on the Financial Variables of Companies listed on the J.S.E.

Published in: De Ratione
Volume 2, issue 2, 1988 , pages: 22–28
DOI: 10.1080/10108270.1988.11435000
Author(s): E. UlianaUniversity of Cape Town,


The effect of different types of corporate control on financial variables of companies are investigated. Three groups of companies representing foreign controlled, owner controlled and conglomerate controlled are matched according to size and industry. Certain financial ratios for each group are compared. The ratios are subdivided into those representing mainly operational decisions and those representing mainly policy decision.

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