IMPACT OF INDEPENDENT DIRECTORS AND REMUNERATION COMMITTEE ON FIRM PERFORMANCE? EVIDENCE FROM MALAYSIAN CAPITAL MARKET

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Huson Joher Ali Ahmed

DOI:10.22495/cocv8i1c1p6

Abstract

This study aims at re-examining whether or not the structure of the corporate governance as defined by the non-executive director matter that lead to better performance. This study is based on 100 firms listed in first board. The analysis is based on a period of 5 years from 1999 through 2003. This study employs a multiple regression methods to examine governance structure and its impact on firm performance. Although previous studies in developed markets exhibit the existence of relations between governance structure and corporate performance, this study however concludes that there is partial relation between corporate governance structure and corporate performance. However, the presence of both audit and remuneration committee serves an important monitoring device to control management actives that lead to increase firm’s performance.

Keywords: Corporate Governance, Performance, Non-Executive Independent Directors, Remuneration Committee

How to cite this paper: Ali Ahmed, H. J. (2010). Impact of independent directors and remuneration committee on firm performance? Evidence from Malaysian capital market. Corporate Ownership & Control, 8(1-1), 222-225. http://dx.doi.org/10.22495/cocv8i1c1p6