The Performance of Large Private Australian Enterprises

Melbourne Institute Working Paper No. 02/99

Date: January 1999


Simon Feeny
Mark Rogers


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.

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