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Corporate Governance Structure and Performance of Malaysian Listed Companies

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  • Roszaini Haniffa
  • Mohammad Hudaib

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This study investigates the relationship between the corporate governance structure and performance of 347 companies listed on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (KLSE) between 1996 and 2000. We found board size and top five substantial shareholdings to be significantly associated with both market and accounting performance measures. In addition, we found a significant relationship between multiple directorships and market performance while role duality and managerial shareholdings are significantly associated with accounting performance. The result is robust with respect to controls for gearing, company size, industry membership and growth opportunities. Copyright 2006 The Authors Journal compilation (c) 2006 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

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  • Roszaini Haniffa & Mohammad Hudaib, 2006. "Corporate Governance Structure and Performance of Malaysian Listed Companies," Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 33(7-8), pages 1034-1062.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:jbfnac:v:33:y:2006-09:i:7-8:p:1034-1062
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