Firm Performance And Emerging Economies

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Ramiz Ur Rehman
Junrui Zhang
Rizwan Ali


Firm Performance, Size of the Firm, Non-Financial Sector, Macroeconomic Variables


The study explores the relationship between firm performance, macro-economic variables, and firm size. The analysis was conducted over a period of 12 years, for seven non-financial sectors of Pakistan economy, considering an emerging economy. The analysis was conducted stepwise. First estimation of models considering all co-efficient constant across time and individuals (Sector) was conducted. Secondly, to know the significant difference among the sectors with respect to firm size, return on assets, and earnings per share, we applied LSDV model and kept sectors constant. Lastly, we analyzed the time influence. The results of the study indicate that the size and performance of firms both depend upon financial ratios and macroeconomic variables included in the study. There is significant difference in terms of size and performance between all sectors. There is significant difference in terms of size and performance when measured between 2008 to 2010 and before.


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