Characteristics of boards of directors and board effectiveness: a study of Malaysian public listed companies

Yusoff, Wan Fauziah Wan (2010) Characteristics of boards of directors and board effectiveness: a study of Malaysian public listed companies. PhD thesis, Victoria University.

Abstract

Boards of directors are integral to modern corporations and, consequently, receive much attention from regulators, researchers and stakeholders. Although this domain is receiving increased scrutiny, most studies have been based on relating various dimensions of board structure and composition to firm financial performance. However, such studies have failed to draw an unambiguous conclusion about the impact of board structure and composition on firm performance. Considering the importance of board dynamics on the effectiveness of the board, this study examines the characteristics of members of boards of directors and determines the contribution that these characteristics make to the effectiveness of boards of directors in Malaysian Public Listed Companies (PLCs). Furthermore, there is limited study in this area from emerging-economy countries with relatively less developed capital markets. The underlying theme throughout this study is that characteristics of members of boards of directors are important components of board effectiveness.

Item type Thesis (PhD thesis)
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/15798
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Law
Current > FOR Classification > 1503 Business and Management
Keywords board members, company directors, Malaysia, board of management, board structure, capital markets, developing economies, corporate governance
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