Document Type Master's Dissertation Author Kruger, Thomas Stephanus URN etd-07142012-193550 Document Title The impact of sponsorship announcements on share prices in South Africa Degree MBA Department Gordon Institute of Business Science Supervisor
Advisor Name Title Mr M Goldman Supervisor Keywords
- efficient market hypothesis
- behavioural finance
- share price
- efficient market hypothesis (EMH)
Date 2012-03-08 Availability unrestricted AbstractMuch has been written, by academics, about the impact sponsorship announcements have on the share price performance of sponsoring firms.
The objective of this study was to investigate if this phenomenon was true for JSE listed companies with particular focus on three announcement categories i.e. (i) new, (ii) renew and (iii) termination. The Efficient Market Hypothesis as an aspect of Investment Finance behaviour was explored to understand why sponsorship announcements would or would not have an impact on the share price performance. For this study, descriptive research was done with a causal design as the study tested the relationship between two or more variables. The study analysed 118 sponsorship announcements made by 19 JSE listed companies over a period of eleven years and five months. The study then assessed the share price performance for the period 120 days prior to and 120 days after the announcement date.
The share price holding periods were adjusted for that of the average Financial Services (J212) Index, the Industrial (J212) Index and the Resources (J258) Index respectively to ascertain whether the returns were abnormal or not.
The results have shown that there were no evidence that the announcement of a (i) new, (ii) renewed or (iii) terminated sponsorship do have a significant impact on the performance of share prices for JSE listed companies.
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