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BOARD HETEROGENEITY AND STABILITY IN FIRM PERFORMANCE: AN EMPIRICAL STUDY UTILIZING MULTI-THEORETIC APPROACH

Kong-Hee Kim, Abdul A. Rasheed

DOI: 10.22495/cbv9i1art3

Abstract

There has been scant research exploring the implications of board heterogeneity for board’s functioning and subsequent corporate outcome of stability in firm performance. A number of hypotheses are developed based on a multi-theoretic approach incorporating board resources, board dynamics, and board independence. Results of testing the hypotheses reveal that board heterogeneity in organizational tenure, functional experience, and educational specialty is related to the stability of returns. Furthermore, increased ownership position by directors and institutional investors strengthens the relationship between board heterogeneity and stability of returns. The results of this study suggest that board heterogeneity increases organizational rationality and further the stability in firm performance through its more effective control and counsel functions to management.

Keywords: Board Heterogeneity, Stability in Firm Performance, Board Equity Ownership, Institutional Ownership Concentration

How to cite this paper: Kim, K.-H., & Rasheed, A. A. (2013). Board heterogeneity and stability in firm performance: An empirical study utilizing multi-theoretic approach. Corporate Board: role, duties and composition, 9(1), 26-39. http://doi.org/10.22495/cbv9i1art3

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