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Corporate governance and information asymmetry among UAE listed companies


Bajrei, Saleh Salem Saeed and Lode, Nor Asma (2013) Corporate governance and information asymmetry among UAE listed companies. In: The 14th FourA Annual Conference 2013, 28-30 Oct. 2013, Penang, Malaysia.

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Abstract

This study investigates the relationship between corporate governance mechanism. board size, board independence, duality, board meetings, and director's ownership and audit committee size with the level of information asymmetry, while board independence, board meetings, directors' ownership and audit committee size are negative associated to information asymmetry.The findings indicate that board size is unable to monitor the management and protect the interest of shareholders.Nevertheless, audit committee, director's ownership and board independence are significant corporate governance mechanisms in protecting the interest of shareholders.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN: 978-983-2078-85-2
Uncontrolled Keywords: Corporate governance, information asymmetry, agency theory, United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5601 Accounting
Divisions: Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz School of Accountancy (TISSA)
Depositing User: Dr. Nor Asma Lode
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2016 08:17
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2016 02:29
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/16982

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