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The influence of firm size on IPO oversubscription: evidence from Bursa Malaysia

Tajuddin, Ahmad Hakimi and Abdullah, Nur Adiana Hiau and Taufil Mohd, Kamarun Nisham (2017) The influence of firm size on IPO oversubscription: evidence from Bursa Malaysia. International Journal of Research in Management, Economics and Commerce, 7 (8). pp. 45-50. ISSN 2250-057X

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The purpose of this paper is to examine the influence of firm size on oversubscription of initial public offerings (IPOs) listed on the Bursa Malaysia from the period of 2005 to 2015. The presence of firm size in influencing oversubscription further enables us to test the information asymmetry argued by Beatty and Ritter (1986). Data of 254 IPOs over a period of 11 years were obtained from the websites of Bursa Malaysia. Multivariate regression analysis was carried out to test for the relationship between oversubscription and independent variables. The finding of the study shows that firm size has a significant and negative influence on oversubscription. The result indicates that large firm which have a proven track records would have lower information asymmetry and do not need to under price their IPOs to attract investors and decrease the probability of oversubscription.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: IPO, Firm size, Information asymmetry, IPO, Offer price and Oversubscription.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
Divisions: School of Economics, Finance & Banking
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2019 00:05
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2019 00:05
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/25616

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