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Shareholder wealth effect of dividend policy: Empirical evidence from the Chinese securities market

Frontiers of Business Research in ChinaSelected Publications from Chinese Universities1:26


Based on the special separated equity management structure of the listed companies in China and using a sample of the listed companies with distributed dividend in 2003 and 2004, this paper tests the shareholder wealth effects of dividend policy in Chinese separated equity market. Results show that shareholders of non-circulating stock get a high return rate by cash dividends, and circulating shareholders obtain a high short-term return rate by stock dividends.


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