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Academic Journal of Business & Management, 2023, 5(7); doi: 10.25236/AJBM.2023.050706.

Controlling Shareholders' Equity Pledge, Inside Pledge Supervision, and Merger and Acquisition Decisions


Li Xintao

Corresponding Author:
Li Xintao

School of Business and Management, Shanghai International Studies University, Shanghai, China


In recent years, the pledge of stock rights is increasingly favored by shareholders.In this context, this paper studies the relationship between equity pledge and mergers and acquisitions under inside pledge supervision. Using the annual data of listed companies from 2007 to 2021, we find that inside pledge can inhibit the relationship between equity pledge and mergers and acquisitions. In addition, our endogeneity test is also robust.


Equity pledge; M&A; Inside Pledge

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Li Xintao. Controlling Shareholders' Equity Pledge, Inside Pledge Supervision, and Merger and Acquisition Decisions. Academic Journal of Business & Management (2023) Vol. 5, Issue 7: 33-39. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJBM.2023.050706.


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