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Volume :26 Issue : 1 2019      Add To Cart                                                                    Download

The Impact of Board Interlocking on Firm Performance(in Arabic)

Auther : Allam M. Hamdan

Aim of the Paper: This study aims to investigate the effect of board interlocking on firm performance.
Study Design: Board interlocking is measured using two different indicators: number of interlocks and number of interlocks per member. As for firm performance, it is measured using return on assets, in addition to other control variables related to corporate governance, ownership structure, firm and board characteristics.
Sample and Data: Data of 131 firms was collected from various sectors in the Saudi financial market in the year 2016.
Results: The study indicates the presence of positive effect for board interlocking on firm performance.
Conclusion: Board interlocking adds expertise to the board; it is a continuous learning process for the board members and a vital channel for knowledge and experience. It is also a means of communication to assure financing sources, which adds value to the firm and positively affects the firm’s financial and operational performance.
 

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