Determinants of Corporate Governance Practices in Brazil: 2010 to 2014
26 Pages Posted: 1 Jul 2019
Date Written: June 30, 2019
We study the determinants of corporate governance (CG) practices in Brazil between 2010 and 2014. We build CG subindices for Board Structure, Board Procedures, Minority Shareholders Rights, and Disclosure, and an overall CG index, BCGI, computed as the average of these four subindices. During our sample period, CG practices changed significantly: improvement was stronger among firms in the High- than Low-requirement listings. Tangibility and Liquidity are the only two variables predict CG practices with some consistency. We find no evidence that Tobin’s q predicts CG practices. This last result lowers the possibility of reverse causation in analyses that use CG practices as determinant of firm value.
Keywords: Brazil, corporate governance, governance indices
JEL Classification: G18
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