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Monitoring board committee structure and market valuation in large publicly listed South African corporations

Ntim, Collins G. (2013) Monitoring board committee structure and market valuation in large publicly listed South African corporations. International Journal of Managerial and Financial Accounting, 5 (3). pp. 310-325. ISSN 1753-6715

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Abstract

We examine the association between the presence of monitoring board committees (i.e., audit, nomination, and remuneration) and market valuation in South Africa using a sample of listed corporations. We find a significant positive connection between the presence of monitoring board committees and market valuation, but only in corporations that have independent monitoring board committees and/or all three monitoring board committees that we have investigated simultaneously. This implies that the market values corporations with independent and/or the three monitoring board committees more highly. Our results provide empirical support for agency theory, which indicates that the presence of independent board committees increases the capacity of corporate boards to effectively advise, monitor and discipline top management, and thereby improving market valuation.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Schools: The Business School
The Business School > Quantitative Analysis Research Group
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Depositing User: Sara Taylor
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2014 15:20
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2016 14:33
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/19559

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