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Corporate governance and voluntary disclosure in Malaysia

Mohd Ghazali, Nazli Anum (2010) Corporate governance and voluntary disclosure in Malaysia. International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics, 5 (4). pp. 261-279. ISSN 1477-9048

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between corporate governance and voluntary disclosure. The expectation is that with the introduction of the Malaysian Code on Corporate Governance in 2000, companies would be more aware of the need to have good governance and that good governance would lead to enhanced transparency. Regression analysis was performed on data collected from annual reports for years 2001 and 2006. Consistent with expectation, the extent of voluntary disclosure has increased from 2001 to 2006. The increase was statistically significant at the 5% level. However contrary to expectation, none of the corporate governance variables recommended in the Code was statistically significant.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 1361/11244
Uncontrolled Keywords: corporate governance; voluntary disclosure; Malaysia; transparency; annual reports; codes of practice; regression analysis; business governance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Accounting
Depositing User: sis Samsina Mohammed
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2012 15:40
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2012 16:18
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/11244

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