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Corporate Governance and Firm Performance: An Analysis of Family and Non-family Controlled Firms


  • Qaiser Rafique Yasser

    (Faculty of Economics and Business, University Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia)


The aim of this study is to scrutinise the impact of corporate governance mechanism on the performance of family and non-family controlled firms in Pakistan. It has been found that a corporate governance structure influences the performance of both family and non-family controlled companies significantly. However all corporate governance mechanisms are not significant as the significant variables differ between family and non-family controlled companies. Thus, regulators need to be cautious in setting codes for different companies.

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  • Qaiser Rafique Yasser, 2011. "Corporate Governance and Firm Performance: An Analysis of Family and Non-family Controlled Firms," The Pakistan Development Review, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, vol. 50(1), pages 47-62.
  • Handle: RePEc:pid:journl:v:50:y:2011:i:1:p:47-62

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    Corporate Governance; Firm Performance;

    JEL classification:

    • G34 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Mergers; Acquisitions; Restructuring; Corporate Governance
    • L21 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Business Objectives of the Firm
    • L25 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Firm Performance


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