Board structure and firm performance: Evidence from Australia

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Bonn, I. (2004). Board structure and firm performance: Evidence from Australia. Journal of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management, 10(1), 14-24.

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The influence of corporate governance on firm performance has been discussed for a number of years, but mainly in a United States and European business context.

This article investigates the composition of boards of directors in large Australian firms and analyses whether board structure has an impact on performance, as measured by return on equity and market-to-book value ratio.

The results showed that outsider ratio and female director ratio were positively associated with firm performance, whereas board size and directors' age had no influence on firm performance.

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