Dividend payout and corporate governance in emerging markets: which governance provisions matter?
AbstractIn this paper I examine the relationship between individual corporate governance provisions and corporate dividend payout. Using a sample of 220 firms from 21 emerging market countries, I show that dividend payout is an outcome of strong corporate governance. On closer inspection, I find that dividend payouts tend to be greater in firms which score highly in measures of board independence and accountability. I find some evidence which suggests that dividends substitute for a lack of transparency for emerging market firms.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting, National University of Ireland - Maynooth in its series Economics, Finance and Accounting Department Working Paper Series with number n230-12.pdf.
Length: 30 pages
Date of creation: 2012
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Corporate governance; Outcome and substitution agency models of dividends; Dividend payout; Emerging markets.;
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- NEP-ALL-2012-08-23 (All new papers)
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