Badertscher Paper Accepted at Journal of Management Accounting Research

Author: Lorie Marsh

Brad Badertscher's paper, Private versus public corporate ownership: Implications for future changes in profitability, has been accepted by the Journal of Management Accounting Research.

Abstract: Managers have long debated the implications of public and private corporate ownership; however, little empirical research has provided insight into the issue. Among their findings, Brad and his co-authors discovered robust evidence that public firms are associated with significantly lower future changes in operating profitability compared to private firms matched on current profitability, size, growth and industry. The results provide insight for managers and investors into the differential future changes in profitability of public versus private firms and into the factors that drive the differential profitability.