Impact of Corporate Governance on Shareholder Value Creation: Evidence from Tunisian Context

  •  Kouki Marouan    
  •  Dabboussi Moez    


The aim of this study is to examine the impact of corporate governance on shareholder wealth. The emphasis here is placed on the hypothesis that separating ownership from management has a significant effect on shareholder value creation. The empirical analysis is based on a data set of Tunisian listed companies for the period 1997-2006. As predicted by theory, the results show that the presence of institutional investors in ownership structure seems to exercise effective control over the external manager. Capital concentration appears to have a negative effect respectively on performance and value creation. The presence of outside directors has a significant negative impact on value creation and performance of Tunisian firms.

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