Impact of Institutional Ownership and Individual Ownership on Dividend Policy of Listed Plantation Companies in Sri Lanka

Balagobei, S. (2017). Impact of Institutional Ownership and Individual Ownership on Dividend Policy of Listed Plantation Companies in Sri Lanka. Asia Pacific Journal of Advanced Business and Social Studies, 3(1), 329-335.

7 Pages Posted: 16 Jan 2020

Date Written: December 27, 2017

Abstract

Ownership structure is one of the main dimensions of corporate governance. The aim of this study is to examine the impact of institutional ownership and individual ownership on dividend policy of listed plantation companies in Sri Lanka. Fifteen listed plantation companies were selected as a sample by using random sample method and secondary data was collected from the annual report of listed plantation companies in Sri Lanka during the period of 2010-2014. This study considers institutional ownership and individual ownership as independent variables and dividend policy as dependent variable which is measured by dividend payout ratio. For the purpose of analysis, multiple regressions and Pearson’s correlation analysis were performed. The results reveal that institutional ownership and individual ownership have no impact on dividend policy.

Keywords: Dividend Policy, Individual Ownership, Institutional Ownership

JEL Classification: G34

Suggested Citation

Balagobei, Saseela, Impact of Institutional Ownership and Individual Ownership on Dividend Policy of Listed Plantation Companies in Sri Lanka (December 27, 2017). Balagobei, S. (2017). Impact of Institutional Ownership and Individual Ownership on Dividend Policy of Listed Plantation Companies in Sri Lanka. Asia Pacific Journal of Advanced Business and Social Studies, 3(1), 329-335.. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3510131

Saseela Balagobei (Contact Author)

University of Jaffna ( email )

Jaffna
Sri Lanka

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