Is there an optimal board size?

Wang, Ying, Young, Antony, & Chaplin, Sally (2009) Is there an optimal board size? Corporate Board, 5(1), pp. 6-14.

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This research quantitatively examines the determinants of board size and the consequence it has on the performance of large companies in Australia. In line with international and the prevalent United States research the results suggest that there is no significant relationship between board size and their subsequent performance. In examining whether more complex operations require larger boards it was found that larger firms or firms with more lines of business tended to have more directors. Data analysis from the research supports the proposition that blockholders could affect management practices and that they enhances performance as measured by shareholder return.

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ID Code: 31825
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Board size, Firm performance, Determinants, Corporate governance, Australia
ISSN: 1810-8601
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Accountancy
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Virtus Interpress
Deposited On: 18 Apr 2010 22:56
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:07

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