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Overseas listing, voluntary corporate governance and performance

A case study of Sinopec
Frontiers of Business Research in ChinaSelected Publications from Chinese Universities20082:26

Received: 21 December 2007

Published: 30 July 2008


This paper analyzes the evolution of Sinopec’s corporate governance system and performance in the domestic capital market after its overseas listing. Results show that Sinopec’s governance system successfully evolves from a mandatory type to a voluntary type as a result of conformation to legal regulatory systems in the overseas market as exogenous forces and company voluntary decision-makings as endogenous forces. Sinopec takes the initiative to carry out corporate governance innovation, which has significantly improved its performance in the domestic capital market.


overseas listingvoluntary governanceinstitution evolutioninvestor relations managementcorporate performance