Can behavioural theories explain the initial return of Malaysian IPOs? / Fen Nee Chong

Fen, Nee Chong (2011) Can behavioural theories explain the initial return of Malaysian IPOs? / Fen Nee Chong. Social and Management Research Journal, 8 (1). pp. 23-36. ISSN 1675-7017


This paper investigated the impact of behavioural biases on the initial returns ofMalaysian IPOs from the perspectives of divergence of opinion and representative heuristics theories. The initial returns were calculated using 142 IPO samples listed on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia (formerly known as Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange). In addition to the behavioural proxies, ex-ante variables were included as control variables in the models for analysis. The findings showed support for initial underpricing of66.51%. Behavioural biases, divergence ofopinion and representative heuristics, were found to have significant explanatory powers over initial returns. The findings fit well with the profile of the Malaysian market whereby the majority of the investors are individuals who are not well-informed and have an emerging market status.


Item Type: Article
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Fen, Nee
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance > Investment, capital formation, speculation > Stock exchanges. Insider trading in securities > Malaysia
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Research Management Centre (RMC)
Journal or Publication Title: Social and Management Research Journal
Journal: UiTM Journal > Social and Management Research Journal
ISSN: 1675-7017
Volume: 8
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 23-36
Item ID: 13091
Uncontrolled Keywords: PO, divergence of opinion, representative heuristics


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