Why do some Chinese technology firms avoid ChiNext and go public in the US?

Gucbilmez, U. (2014) Why do some Chinese technology firms avoid ChiNext and go public in the US? International Review of Financial Analysis, 36, pp. 179-194. (doi: 10.1016/j.irfa.2014.02.010)

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Some Chinese technology firms prefer to go public on US exchanges despite the launch of ChiNext as a NASDAQ-style board of the Shenzhen Stock Exchange in late 2009. Conventional hypotheses based on sales internationalization and issuing costs fail to explain this preference. Instead, our findings suggest the existence of a separating equilibrium in which small but profitable firms choose ChiNext and large firms backed by foreign venture capital prefer US exchanges as their IPO location. Our findings have broader implications for entrepreneurial finance in China. Policy suggestions are offered for increasing the number of foreign VC-backed IPOs on ChiNext.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gucbilmez, Dr Ufuk
Authors: Gucbilmez, U.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Management
Journal Name:International Review of Financial Analysis
ISSN (Online):1873-8079
Published Online:28 February 2014
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc.
First Published:First published in International Review of Financial Analysis
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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