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State Capital and Investment Corporation (SCIC) is a sovereign wealth fund (SWF) operating as a governmental specialized economic entity. SCIC serves two main functions: first, manage and represent the equity share of state at public companies, limited companies, and second, invest state capital into strategic industries and fields of the economy. This study compares the impacts of the ownership of SCIC and the state on the performance of target firms in Vietnam. In addition, the current study aims to extend the extant literature by examining the impact of sovereign wealth fund (SWF, in this case, SCIC in Vietnam) on the performance of target firms in Vietnam. Previous studies only consider the influence of SWF on target firms’ operating performance without considering the country where the target firms reside. Finally, the research investigates the influence of the ownership of SCIC and the state not only on financial but also on the non-financial performance of target firms, whereas previous research chiefly discusses the financial impact of SWFs. The author uses the Generalized System Method of Moments for a sample of listed firms collected from Thomson Reuters for the period of 2008-2017 to deal with the potential endogeneity issue as well as other defects such as heteroskedasticity and autocorrelation. The results show that SCIC ownership has a positive impact on target firms’ financial performance, compared to state ownership. However, SCIC ownership exerts a more negative impact on target firms’ non-financial performance, compared to state one. This finding implies that SCIC may prioritize financial indicators over non-financial (or social) ones. This could justify the reason why SCIC ownership has a better financial but lower non-financial performance compared with state ownership.

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Issue: Vol 4 No 2 (2020): Under Publishing
Page No.: Online First
Published: Apr 30, 2020
Section: Research article

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Doan, N. (2020). On the performance of state capital and investment corporation. Science & Technology Development Journal - Economics - Law and Management, 4(2), Online First.

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