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The impact of blockchain related name changes on corporate performance


Akyildirim, Erdinc; Corbet, Shaen; Sensoy, Ahmet; Yarovaya, Larisa (2020). The impact of blockchain related name changes on corporate performance. Journal of Corporate Finance, 65:101759.

Abstract

This paper examines the impact of blockchain and crypto-related name changes on corporate and financial performance of the corporations. We document several pieces of evidence suggesting that companies who partake in such “crypto-exuberant” naming practices become more volatile and offer substantial and persistent stock market premiums as a reward for their corporate identity change. However, the retroactive name changes harm firm's short-term profitability and have a dampening effect on financial leverage of the company. This paper advances the Dotcom effect literature by providing novel results on the changing traditional pathways of price discovery and information flows after the announcement of corporate name changes to blockchain-related names. The identified contagion channels display that crypto-exuberant companies become more susceptible to cryptocurrency markets, which should interest regulators and investors.

Abstract

This paper examines the impact of blockchain and crypto-related name changes on corporate and financial performance of the corporations. We document several pieces of evidence suggesting that companies who partake in such “crypto-exuberant” naming practices become more volatile and offer substantial and persistent stock market premiums as a reward for their corporate identity change. However, the retroactive name changes harm firm's short-term profitability and have a dampening effect on financial leverage of the company. This paper advances the Dotcom effect literature by providing novel results on the changing traditional pathways of price discovery and information flows after the announcement of corporate name changes to blockchain-related names. The identified contagion channels display that crypto-exuberant companies become more susceptible to cryptocurrency markets, which should interest regulators and investors.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Banking and Finance
Dewey Decimal Classification:330 Economics
Scopus Subject Areas:Social Sciences & Humanities > Business and International Management
Social Sciences & Humanities > Finance
Social Sciences & Humanities > Economics and Econometrics
Social Sciences & Humanities > Strategy and Management
Language:English
Date:December 2020
Deposited On:03 Feb 2021 08:12
Last Modified:04 Feb 2021 21:00
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0929-1199
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcorpfin.2020.101759
Official URL:https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0929119920302030
Other Identification Number:merlin-id:20606

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