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The influence of ownership structures and board characteristics towards firm performance: Evidence from listed companies in Dubai

Abd, Zaman Sahib (2015) The influence of ownership structures and board characteristics towards firm performance: Evidence from listed companies in Dubai. Masters thesis, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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Abstract

Corporate governance has received much attention globally, especially after numerous accounting scandals and failures that involve large companies throughout the world. Numbers of previous studies have been conducted in examining the association of corporate governance with firm performance. This study examines the role of board of directors and ownership structures towards firm performance in Dubai. This study is being tested on 79 listed companies in Dubai for year 2014. The results of this study show that independent directors and foreign ownership structure influence the firm performance as measured by ROA and ROE. In addition, the results show that firm size is positively significant to firm performance either ROA or ROE. However, there are no significant relationship between board size and firm performance. Similarly, GCC and Arab ownership structures, which are insignificant in this relationship

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Firm Size, Firm Composition, Ownership Structure, ROE, ROA
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce. > HF5601-5689 Accounting
Divisions: Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business
Depositing User: Mr. Badrulsaman Hamid
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2016 02:42
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2016 02:42
URI: http://etd.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/5589

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