Corporate Ownership, Governance and Performance: Evidence From Asian Countries
Rathnayake, D. N., & Sun, G. (2017). Corporate Ownership, Governance and Performance: Evidence from Asian Countries. Research Journal of Finance and Accounting, Vol 8(15), 28-36.
9 Pages Posted: 9 Mar 2018
Date Written: August 30, 2017
This paper investigates the relationship between corporate ownership, corporate governance and corporate performance in Asia such as China, India, Singapore, Pakistan, Malaysia and Sri Lanka. In addition, this study examines whether there is an impact of ownership structure and ownership concentration levels on firm’s performance. This study considers board size, shareholder’s independence and age of the corporation are used as corporate governance measures. Firm performance is measured by the return on assets (ROA) and return on equity (ROE) for the period 2016. Our finding suggests that corporate governance measures have significant positive relationships with ROA. We find that higher ownership concentration levels are positively related with corporate performance. Finally, we conclude that an increase in the quality of corporate governance may enhance corporate performance. The policy makers can improve the governance mechanism of the firms, which in turn enhance the performance of the firms.
Keywords: Corporate Governance, Firm Performance, Corporate Ownership, Asia
JEL Classification: G15, G30
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