Organizational structure, ownership structure and credit ratings: Evidence from SMEs
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Corporate Ownership and Control
This paper documents that credit ratings of closed corporations depend on their organizational structure and ownership structure (family management and family control). Using the data from the Survey of Small Business Finance (SSBF), we show that S-Corporations have higher credit ratings than C-Corporations. We argue that lower information asymmetries inherent in S-Corporations lead to better credit ratings. We also show that ownership structure - as explained by family control and family management - is also associated with higher credit ratings. We argue that increased monetary stake of a single entity - family - translates into his altruistic commitment and increased effort, thereby improving credit ratings.
(2014). Organizational structure, ownership structure and credit ratings: Evidence from SMEs. Corporate Ownership and Control, 11(3), 63–71.
Ahmed, Neveen, et al.
"Organizational structure, ownership structure and credit ratings: Evidence from SMEs." Corporate Ownership and Control, vol. 11,no. 3, 2014, pp. 63–71.