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Multiple directorships, board characteristics and firm performance in Malaysia


Abdul Latif, Rohaida and Kamardin, Hasnah and Taufil Mohd, Kamarun Nisham and Che Adam, Noriah (2013) Multiple directorships, board characteristics and firm performance in Malaysia. Management, 3 (2). pp. 105-111. ISSN 2162-9374

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Abstract

The objective of the study is two-fold.First, the study examines the extent of multiple directorship practices of Malaysian public listed companies.Secondly, the study assesses the relationship of several board characteristics with firm performance.Using a sample of 132 companies in 2008, the result shows that almost 90% of directors of Malaysian public listed firms have between 1 to 3 directorships. The multiple directorships affect firms’ market performance positively but not significantly.Ex government officials and founders have positive and significant influence on performance.Family ownership is significant and has U-shaped relationship with performance. The findings to some extent have policy implication to corporate governance practices

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Multiple Directorship, Corporate Governance,Ex-Government Officials,Firm Performance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5601 Accounting
Divisions: Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz School of Accountancy (TISSA)
Depositing User: Dr. Rohaida Abdul Latif
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2013 00:58
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2016 03:34
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/9090

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