Ownership Structure, Corporate Governance and Bank Performance: Evidence from GCC Countries
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The paper examines the effect of ownership structure and board characteristics on bank performance of GCC counties. Evidence indicates that the extent of the foreign ownership level has a significant positive association with the bank performance. However, concentrated ownership does appear to have a significant negative impact on performance and institutional ownership does not have any significant effect on performance. Other governance variables such as CEO duality and board size appear insignificant impact on performance. These results suggest a need to strengthen the internal control mechanisms within banks of GCC countries.
Corporate Ownership & Control
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Accounting, Auditing and Accountability not elsewhere classified