Firm Growth and Legal Environment

Ivan Miroshnychenko, Stefano Bozzi, Roberto Barontini

Risultato della ricerca: Contributo in rivistaArticolo in rivista

5 Citazioni (Scopus)


An effective country-level legal environment is crucial for promoting access to finance, development, and ultimately economic growth. Based on a sample of large companies listed in Continental Europe in the period 2002–2011, this study suggests that investor protection level is related to firm growth. Specifically, investor protection: a) enhances the growth rate of the firm; b) affects growth sensitivity to leverage and cash flow. These results provide empirical support to recommendations by policy makers advocating for increased investor protection in Europe.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)1-24
Numero di pagine24
RivistaEconomic Notes
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2018


  • Firm Growth, Investor Protection, Cash Flow, Debt


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