Corporate Governance Mechanisms and Performance of Public-Listed Family-Ownership in Malaysia

Haslindar Ibrahim, Fazilah Abdul Samad

Abstract


The study examines the relationship of corporate governance mechanisms and performance between family and non-family ownership of public-listed firm in Malaysia from 1999 through 2005 as measured by Tobin’s Q, ROA and ROE. The findings show that on average, family ownership experiences a higher value than non-family ownership based on ROE. On the other hand, based on Tobin’s Q and ROA, the study finds that firm value is lower in family than non- family ownership. In addition, the corporate governance mechanisms such as the board size, independent director and duality for family and non-family ownership has a strong significant influence on firm performance.


Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5539/ijef.v3n1p105

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International Journal of Economics and Finance  ISSN  1916-971X (Print) ISSN  1916-9728 (Online)

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