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Corporate governance, capital structure and firm performance: Evidence from Thailand

Umawadee Detthamrong, Nongnit Chancharat and Chaiporn Vithessonthi

Research in International Business and Finance, 2017, vol. 42, issue C, 689-709

Abstract: We examine the relationship between corporate governance and firm performance for a panel sample of 493 firms of non-financial firms in Thailand during the period 2001–2014. We find that for the full sample, corporate governance is not associated with financial leverage and firm performance. Leverage has a positive effect on firm performance. When we split firms into small and large firm subsamples, we observe some influence of corporate governance. The negative effect of audit committee size on firm performance is evident for large firms while the effect of audit reputation on firm performance is evident for small firms only. Furthermore, financial leverage mediates the effect of audit committee size on firm performance for the large firms.

Keywords: Corporate governance; Financial leverage; Firm performance; Mediator variable (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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