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Impact of Corporate Governance on Financial Performance: Karachi Stock Exchange, Pakistan

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  • Aon Waqas Awan

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  • Javed Ahmed Jamali

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The aim of the research is to understand the impact of corporate governance on financial performance of listed companies on Karachi Stock Exchange Pakistan. Data was collected from forty two companies from different sectors like, insurance, banking, investment banking, and sugar industries. Study includes variables like profit margin & return on equity as a dependent (profitability) and board size, audit committee, annual general meetings & chief executive office (corporate governance). Using Pooled OLS, the result of the study proved those board size and audit committees have positive relationship with Profit margin and Return on Equity, if any independent variable changes it also stimulus the positively changing impact on Return on Equity (ROE) and Audit Committee (AC). This research offers imminent guidelines to the policy and decision makers in any type of firms to take good decision to set their firms hierarchy system.

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  • Aon Waqas Awan & Javed Ahmed Jamali, 2016. "Impact of Corporate Governance on Financial Performance: Karachi Stock Exchange, Pakistan," Business and Economic Research, Macrothink Institute, vol. 6(2), pages 401-411, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:mth:ber888:v:6:y:2016:i:2:p:401-411
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    Keywords

    Corporate Governance; Profit Margin; Return on Equity; Board Size; Audit Committee;

    JEL classification:

    • R00 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General - - - General
    • Z0 - Other Special Topics - - General

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