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Exploring the motives of appointing independent directors

Abdullah, Shamsul Nahar and Zainal Abidin , Nor Hafizah and Abu Bakar, Intan Suryani and Ur Rahman, Anis (2015) Exploring the motives of appointing independent directors. In: 3rd Global Conference on Business and Social Sciences on “Contemporary Issues in Management & Social Science Research” (CIMSSR 2015), 16th-17th Dec. 2015, Nexus Hotel, Kuala Lumpur .

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Abstract

The aim of this study is to examine the views of chairman and members of nomination committee on motives in appointing an independent director in Malaysian public listed companies. Semi-structured interview was used and 21 directors were interviewed. The results indicate that independent directors were expected to execute their monitoring role, exercise unbiased judgment in questioning decisions made and safeguard balance of power between the board and management. In addition, the respondents believe that independent director should utilize their capacity from related background, expertise and experience in board meeting discussion in addressing issues or risks and making relevant suggestions.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Abstract)
Additional Information: 6708/47509 (ISBN: 978-967-13147-0-8)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Non-Executive Directors, Corporate Governance, Boards Of Directors, Emerging Economies
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business. Business Administration > HF5601 Accounting. Bookkeeping
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Accounting
Depositing User: Dr Nor Hafizah Zainal Abidin
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2016 03:50
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2016 03:50
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/47509

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