A Study of Factors Determining the State-Owned Government-Linked Companies' Performance

Wan Mohamad, Wan Izyani Adilah and Wan Abdullah, Wan Amalina and Yaakub, Noryati (2014) A Study of Factors Determining the State-Owned Government-Linked Companies' Performance. In: 6TH IINTERNATIONAL BORNEO BUSINESS CONFERENCE, 20-21 AUGUST 2014, KUCHING, SARAWAK. (Unpublished)

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The transformation program of Government-Linked Companies (GLCs) in 2006 was aimed at improving the performance of federally-owned Malaysian GLCs. Initiated by Putrajaya Committee on GLC High Performance (PCG), the program has recommended a template and assessment grid for GLCs to determine the effectiveness of their Board of Directors. The present study attempts to examine the applicability of these mechanisms to the state-owned GLCs by examining the relationship between the board structure and the financial performance of state GLCs. A sample of 18 state-owned GLCs in Malaysia were studied using their published 2012 annual reports. Five corporate governance variables were examined: (i) the size of the board; (ii) the proportion of independent directors on board; (iii) the financial literacy of directors; (iv) the multiple directorships; and (v) the frequency of meetings. A correlation analysis was conducted to preliminary assess the above relationships. Based on the analysis, factors identified to have associations with state GLCs’ performance are board size and multiple directorships. The study is hoped to fill the gap in literature on corporate governance as well as to provide insights for standard setters, on the board effectiveness in state GLCs.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Faculty / Institute: Faculty of Law, Accountancy & International Relations
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2015 07:31
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2015 07:31
URI: http://erep.unisza.edu.my/id/eprint/2839

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