The Effect of Corporate Governance on Firm Market Value and Profitability: Time-Series Evidence from Turkey
45 Pages Posted: 15 Sep 2016 Last revised: 18 May 2018
Date Written: September 15, 2016
We study the corporate governance practices of Turkish public firms from 2006 to 2012, relying on hand-collected data covering the vast majority of listed firms. We build a Turkey Corporate Governance Index, TCGI, composed of subindices for board structure, board procedure, disclosure, ownership, and shareholder rights. TCGI predicts higher market value (with firm fixed effects) and higher firm-level profitability with firm random effects. The principal subindex which predicts higher market value and profitability, and drives the results for TCGI as a whole, is disclosure subindex. We also study the determinants of firms' governance and find that most firm-specific factors have little effect on firms’ governance choices.
In a related project, The Effect of Business Group Governance on Group Market Value and Profitability: Time-Series Evidence from Turkey, http://ssrn.com/abstract=2277768, we study the effect of business group-level corporate governance on group level market value and profitability.
Keywords: Turkey, corporate governance, governance index
JEL Classification: G18, G30, G34, G39, K22, K29
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