Ownership Structure and Dividend Policy: Evidence from Malaysian Companies
Nathasa Mazna Ramli
Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM)
February 20, 2010
International Review of Business Research Papers, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 170-180, February 2010
The paper investigates the effect of large shareholders and dividend policy of Malaysian companies using panel data from 2002 to 2006. Ownership structure in Malaysia is concentrated, therefore the relevant agency conflicts to analyse are the one that arises from the relationship between large shareholders and minority shareholders. The result shows that companies make higher dividend payout as the shareholding of the largest shareholder increase. The magnitude of dividend payout is also larger when there is a presence of the substantial second largest shareholder in the company.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 11
Keywords: Dividend Policy, Ownership Structure, Agency Theory, MalaysiaAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: February 2, 2011
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