Determinants of involuntary cross-listing: US restaurant companies' perspective

Yoon Koh, Seoki Lee, Sudipta Basu, Wesley S. Roehl

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Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to identify determinants of involuntary cross-listing (CL) of US restaurant companies on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (FSE). Design/methodology/approach: The study utilizes a mixed method design with an interview and a pooled logistic regression analysis with panel dataset using the company-clustered standard error to develop and test the hypotheses. Findings: The empirical investigation identified determinants of involuntary CL by examining ten factors, including size, firm growth opportunities, leverage, financial flexibility, international operation, profitability, overall German economic condition, industry growth opportunities, restaurant type, and local operation. The study found three determinants - large size, favorable economic condition in Germany and positive industry growth opportunities - utilizing the sample that covers the entire periods of involuntary CL of US restaurant companies on the FSE. Originality/value: This paper uncovers the phenomenon of involuntary CL, which many stock exchanges have strategically adopted by simplifying listing requirements for companies already listed in other stock markets, focusing on US restaurant companies. The number of involuntarily cross-listed US restaurant companies greatly increased to 50 percent of domestically listed US restaurant companies while those companies are largely unaware of the phenomenon. The research advances understanding of involuntary CLs, which previously received little attention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1066-1091
Number of pages26
JournalInternational Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management
Volume25
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 27 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management

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