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The role of foreign directors in corporate risk disclosure: empirical evidence from Jordan

Alshirah, Malek Hamed and Abdul Rahman, Azhar and Mustapa, Ifa Rizad (2019) The role of foreign directors in corporate risk disclosure: empirical evidence from Jordan. International Journal of Financial Research, 10 (4). p. 119. ISSN 1923-4023

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The current study examined the role of foreign directors in enhancing the level of risk disclosure in the annual reports of Jordanian listed companies. The content analysis method was used to measure the level of risk disclosure by computing the number of risk-related sentences in annual reports. To achieve the study’s objective, random effect model has been applied on a sample of 376 firm-year observations of Jordanian non-financial companies for the period of 2014-2017. The findings are in line with the argument of agency theory and resource dependence theory, which posits that existence of foreign members on the board contributes in increasing the level of risk disclosure.The study aimed to fill the gap in the literature of risk disclosure regarding the relationship between foreign directors and risk disclosure. It is expected that the findings will be useful to researchers, authorities and investors alike in understanding the important role of foreign directors in improving practices of risk disclosure in Jordan.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: risk disclosure, foreign directors, content analysis, Jordan
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5601 Accounting
Divisions: Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz School of Accountancy (TISSA)
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2019 06:53
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2019 06:53
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/26360

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