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Board of Directors, Audit Committee Characteristics and Performance of Saudi Arabia Listed Companies

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  • Yahya Ali Al-Matari

    (Faculty of Accountancy, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia.)

  • Abdullah Kaid Al-Swidi

    (College of Arts & Sciences, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia)

  • Faudziah Hanim Bt Fadzil

    (Faculty of Accountancy, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia)

  • Ebrahim Mohammed Al-Matari

    (Faculty of Accountancy, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia)

Abstract

This study examines the relationship between the internal corporate governance mechanism related to the board of directors, the audit committee characteristics and the performance of the Saudi companies listed in the Saudi stock exchange (TADAWL) in 2010, excluding financial companies. The statistical results of the study are not in line with the agency theory that board of directors and audit committee might mitigate agency problems leading to reduced agency cost by aligning the interests of controlling owners with those of the company. While audit Committee size (ACSIZE) is found to have a significant relationship with firm performance (but in the opposite direction to expectation), other hypothesized variables, the proportion of non-executive directors (BODCOM), CEO Duality (DUAL), Board Size (BSIZE), Audit Committee Independence (ACIND), audit committee meeting (ACMEET) were found to be as expected directions but insignificantly related to firm performance measure except the direction of the proportion of non-executive directors (BODCOM) was opposite to the expectations.

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  • Yahya Ali Al-Matari & Abdullah Kaid Al-Swidi & Faudziah Hanim Bt Fadzil & Ebrahim Mohammed Al-Matari, 2012. "Board of Directors, Audit Committee Characteristics and Performance of Saudi Arabia Listed Companies," International Review of Management and Marketing, Econjournals, vol. 2(4), pages 241-251.
  • Handle: RePEc:eco:journ3:2012-03-5
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    Keywords

    Corporate governance; Firm performance; Board of directors; Audit committee; Saudi Arabia.;
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    JEL classification:

    • M40 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Accounting - - - General
    • M41 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Accounting - - - Accounting
    • M42 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Accounting - - - Auditing

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