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The determinants of board size and independence: evidence from China

Chen, C. and Al-Najjar, Basil (2012) The determinants of board size and independence: evidence from China. International Business Review 21 (5), pp. 831-846. ISSN 0969-5931.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ibusrev.2011.09.008

Abstract

China's corporate governance reform offers an interesting context for investigating the determinants of board size and independence. Analysing a large panel dataset from 1999 to 2003, we find that Chinese board size is primarily driven by firm complexity; board independence is mainly driven by regulation. Some governance factors newly introduced in this study also have a significant impact. For example, board independence is negatively associated with the size of supervisory board and state ownership. The findings have important implications and provide new insights into the subject.

Item Type: Article
Keyword(s) / Subject(s): board size, board structure, corporate governance, China
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Management
Depositing User: Dr Basil Al-Najjar
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2012 13:34
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:25
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/5368

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