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Determinants of Voluntary Disclosure: An Empirical Investigation on Jordanian Public Listed Companies

Alrawashdeh, Hazim Qassim Hussien (2010) Determinants of Voluntary Disclosure: An Empirical Investigation on Jordanian Public Listed Companies. Masters thesis, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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Abstract

This study aims to shed light on the determinants of the extent of voluntary disclosure in the Jordanian listed firms for the year 2008. Findings reveal that Jordanian companies adopt voluntary disclosure on different types of information including strategic, non-financial and financial information. This study additionally examined the effect of four corporate governance factors namely, managerial ownership, government ownership, block holder ownership, and board composition, on the extent of voluntary disclosure. A linear regression analysis is applied for this purpose. Findings reveal that lower managerial ownership, more independent directors are associated with higher voluntary disclosure in Jordanian companies. However, block holder ownership does not appear to have a significant impact on the extent of voluntary disclosure. The study also reveals that larger companies disclosure more information than smaller companies in Jordan.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Financial Reporting, Voluntary Disclosure, Jordan
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce. > HF5001-6182 Business
Divisions: College of Business (COB)
Depositing User: Mr Husni Ismail
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2010 02:22
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2013 12:14
URI: http://etd.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/2124

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