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Audit quality, board gender and financial risk disclosure

Zango, Adamu Garba and Kamardin, Hasnah and Ishak, Rokiah (2016) Audit quality, board gender and financial risk disclosure. International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues, 6 (S4). pp. 55-61. ISSN 2146-4138

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This study compares three models: Pooled OLS, fixed effect (FE) and panel EGLS random effects (RE) to examine the impact of corporate governance characteristics and IFRS7 financial instruments disclosure of 14 listed banks on the Nigerian stock exchange from 2008 to 2012. Empirical evidence suggests that Chi-square and F-statistics in both pooled OLS and FE models are significant thus, not suitable for appraising the model. When the Hausman test was applied to test for the effect, it is found that the null hypothesis of the correlated RE has a significant probability value of 1.0000.This result supports the conclusion that IFRS7 disclosure is related to board committee (BC), board accounting and board financial expertise and the type of gender in boards of the investigated banks in a random fashion. Based on this analysis, the RE model which report significant values on three of the independent variables (BC, 0.0014 and BE, 0.0000) at 1% and (GEN, 0.0056) at 10% level of significance is the model of preference.The findings are germane to executive management, stakeholders and policy makers in banks of developing and emerging markets that have embraced IFRS7 for their financial instruments disclosure. It is recommended that existing regulations in Nigeria on mandatory disclosure should be strengthened to compel listed banks in Nigeria to have at least 15% of women on board because of their positive contribution to disclosure requirements.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Financial Risks, Audit Quality, Disclosure, Board Gender
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5601 Accounting
Divisions: Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz School of Accountancy (TISSA)
Depositing User: Dr. Hasnah Kamardin
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2016 08:33
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 08:33
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/19649

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