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Corporate governance and performance of Saudi Arabia listed companies


Al-Matari, Yahya Ali and Al-Swidi, Abdullah Kaid and Fadzil, Faudziah Hanim (2012) Corporate governance and performance of Saudi Arabia listed companies. British Journal of Arts and Social Sciences, 9 (1). pp. 1-30. ISSN 2046-9578

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Abstract

This study aims to provide a concise view of the background of Saudi Arabia‟s legal system, important regulations and monitoring policies related to the corporate governance followed by the Saudi government to enhance the attractiveness of the business environment.In so doing, this study attempted to provide an overview on corporate governance in the emerging markets and more specifically in Saudi Arabia. Additionally, this study has shed lights on the main monitoring devices which play a significant role in regulating and developing the Saudi business environment.The focus was on some corporate governance mechanisms that might affect firm performance including board composition (BODCOM), CEO duality (DUAL), board size (BSIZE), audit committee independence (ACIND), audit committee activities (ACMEET) and audit committee size (ACSIZE).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Corporate governance, firm performance, emerging countries, Saudi Arabia.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz School of Accountancy (TISSA)
Depositing User: Prof. Madya Dr. Faudziah Hanim Fadzil
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2015 09:21
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2016 02:48
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/15435

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