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Board gender diversity, board independence and firm performance in Malaysia

Kweh, Qian Long and Norazlin, Ahmad and Irene, Wei Kiong Ting and Zhang, Cheng and Hasahudin, Hassan (2019) Board gender diversity, board independence and firm performance in Malaysia. Institutions and Economies, 11 (2). pp. 1-20. ISSN 2232-1349

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Abstract

This study investigates the influences of board gender diversity and board independence on firm performance. Ordinary least squares, two-stage least squares and generalised method of moments are employed to test the relationships among board gender diversity, board independence, and firm performance in firms listed on Bursa Malaysia between 2010 and 2015. The regression results indicate that female directors and independent directors significantly and negatively affect firm performance, respectively. However, the interaction term of board gender diversity and board independence is statistically insignificant. Overall, managers must consider that board gender diversity and board independence may not have an interactive effect on improving the performance of their firms.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Board gender diversity; board independence; firm performance; Malaysian public listed companies
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Industrial Management
Depositing User: Noorul Farina Arifin
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2019 02:24
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2019 02:24
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/25625
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