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Corporate Governance Mechanisms, Succession Planning and Firm Performance: Evidence from Malaysian Family and Non-Family Controlled Companies

Noor Afza, Amran (2010) Corporate Governance Mechanisms, Succession Planning and Firm Performance: Evidence from Malaysian Family and Non-Family Controlled Companies. PhD. thesis, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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The combination of corporate governance mechanisms and family succession play an important role in enhancing companies' performance, and in ensuring that family
companies are sustained for the next generation. This study investigates the effect of corporate governance mechanisms (board and ownership structure) and succession attributes with company performance among Malaysian listed companies. This study used the panel data approach, and 420 companies on Bursa Malaysia were included as the sample. The results explain that family-controlled companies have higher firm value than non-family controlled companies. However, not all elements of governance mechanisms are significant, and the effects differ between family-businesses and non-family
businesses. The results indicate that larger board size and inclusion of professional directors (experts) enhance firm value, both for family and non-family controlled companies. Further analysis shows that family and non-family companies that practise dual leadership show higher company performance. In terms of ownership structure, managerial and family ownership were found to show a non-linear pattern
(entrenchment-alignment-entrenchment) with firm performance. Findings also signify that family CEO, CEO with higher education background, young CEO's and second
generation CEO's enhance greater company performance. Thus, regulators need to note the different corporate governance practices between family and non-family businesses, and to create a pool of independent directors with-experience and skills in enhancing better corporate governance in Malaysia.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD.)
Supervisor : Che Ahmad, Ayoib
Item ID: 2428
Uncontrolled Keywords: Corporate Governance, Succession Plan, Firm Performance, Family Controlled Companies, Malaysia
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor. > HD2709-2930.7 Corporations
Divisions: College of Business (COB)
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2011 02:15
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2022 02:04
Department: College of Business
Name: Che Ahmad, Ayoib
URI: https://etd.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/2428

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