An Investigation Of Factors That Affect Financial Performance Of Cross·Listed Companies In Kenya.

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ABSTRACT

Corporations can raise their development capital domestically or through cross-borders listing. Literature

reveals that cross-listing of shares enhances firm's visibility and value, and lessens information

asymmetry. However, there is scanty empirical evidence on the factors that affect cross-border firm's

financial performance since this is an emerging trend in developing economies. The study concentrated

on four objectives namely, cost of operations, information asymmetry, ownership structure and legal

framework and their effect on financial performance. In addressing the research objectives in the study

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targeted the directors of the cross listed Kenyan companies. The directors were the key respondents in the

research. Descriptive research design was used in the study. This is because it determines and reports the

way things are and attempts to describe such things as possible behaviour, attitude, values and

characteristics. The target population is not very large for the study and hence the researcher used a

census approach. In this case the entire population of 45 respondents were considered for the study. It

was noted that Government policies and regulations posed the greatest influence on financial

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performances of the cross listed Kenyan firms. This is because Government of the particular country

tends to protect the local firms from foreign competition and thus may result to that particular government

to impose certain rules and regulations which are not favorable to foreign investors. The study concludes

that although responses were that information asymmetry may be a factor that influence financial

performance of the cross listed Kenyan firms the respondent felt that accessibility and availability of

information in EAC is not a problem. In regard to the legal and regulatory framework as well as

transactional costs, the study recommends that the EAC should gradually find a way to make it easy for

foreign firms to compete effectively with local firms other than imposing unnecessary rules and cost

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Research, S. & AO, J (2021). An Investigation Of Factors That Affect Financial Performance Of Cross·Listed Companies In Kenya.. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/an-investigation-of-factors-that-affect-financial-performance-of-cross-listed-companies-in-kenya

MLA 8th

Research, SSA, and JUSTUS AO "An Investigation Of Factors That Affect Financial Performance Of Cross·Listed Companies In Kenya." Afribary. Afribary, 28 May. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/an-investigation-of-factors-that-affect-financial-performance-of-cross-listed-companies-in-kenya. Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

MLA7

Research, SSA, and JUSTUS AO . "An Investigation Of Factors That Affect Financial Performance Of Cross·Listed Companies In Kenya.". Afribary, Afribary, 28 May. 2021. Web. 29 Sep. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/an-investigation-of-factors-that-affect-financial-performance-of-cross-listed-companies-in-kenya >.

Chicago

Research, SSA and AO, JUSTUS . "An Investigation Of Factors That Affect Financial Performance Of Cross·Listed Companies In Kenya." Afribary (2021). Accessed September 29, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/an-investigation-of-factors-that-affect-financial-performance-of-cross-listed-companies-in-kenya