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Many experiences point out company's inventory rate decreases while the corporate provides regulations concerning company governance to its constitution or bylaws. The authors of this monograph analyzed the impact of 20 diverse governance provisions and record that businesses with the fewest restrictive provisions of their industries have the easiest industry-adjusted functionality.

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The most consistent findings regard the effects of poison pills, which are negatively correlated with both ROA and M/B. The evidence that, on average, poor performance leads to the adoption of a poison pill is weak; the evidence is much stronger that a negative correlation exists between poison pills and performance for recently adopted pills and pills that have been in place for more than two years. The strongest correlation is with pills that have been in place the longest. These results are consistent with the managerial entrenchment hypothesis, which implies that poison pills adversely affect firm performance.

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