The performance of large Australian Enterprises

S Feeny, M Rogers

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This paper provides an overview of the performance of large Australian-based private companies using a data set of 653 companies for the period 1993 to 1996. Four aspects of performance are considered: profitability, growth of revenue, export intensity and innovation. In addition, two important company characteristics - the debt to equity ratio and Tobin's Q - are considered.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAustralia
PublisherMelbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research
Number of pages32
Publication statusUnpublished - 1999

Publication series

NameMelbourne Institute Working Paper


  • performance
  • private companies
  • profitability
  • exports
  • innovation
  • debt to equity
  • Tobin's Q


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