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Is there an optimal board size?


Wang, Yi and Young, A and Chaplin, SE, Is there an optimal board size?, Corporate Board: Role, Duties and Composition, 5, (1) pp. 6-14. ISSN 1810-8601 (2009) [Refereed Article]

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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.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:board size, firm performance, determinants, corporate governance, Australia
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Accounting, auditing and accountability
Research Field:Accounting, auditing and accountability not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Management and productivity
Objective Field:Management
UTAS Author:Wang, Yi (Mr Yi Wang)
UTAS Author:Chaplin, SE (Mrs Sally Chaplin)
ID Code:62336
Year Published:2009
Deposited By:Accounting
Deposited On:2010-03-11
Last Modified:2014-11-03
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