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The Effect of Board of Directors Characteristics on Firm’s Financial Performance: An Empirical Study on the Most Active Firms in the Egyptian Stock Exchange

DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1104993, PP. 1-19

Subject Areas: Business Analysis

Keywords: Corporate Governance, Board of Directors, Firm Financial Performance, Egypt

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This paper seeks examining the effect of Board of Directors Characteristics on firm’s financial performance in Egypt, using a sample of 50 more active Egyp-tian companies listed on the Egyptian Stock Exchange of the non-financial sector covering the period of three financial years from 2012 to 2017. Board of Directors Structure is represented by CEO Duality, Board Size, Board Meet-ings, Independence board members and Gender Diversity. Return on Assets (ROA), Return on Equity (ROE) and Tobin’s Q is used as a proxy for Firm fi-nancial Performance. In this research, correlation and regression analysis are used to examine the relationship between Corporate Governance and firm’s fi-nancial performance.

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Atty, A. M. A. , Moustafasoliman, M. and Youssef, A. E. (2018). The Effect of Board of Directors Characteristics on Firm’s Financial Performance: An Empirical Study on the Most Active Firms in the Egyptian Stock Exchange. Open Access Library Journal, 5, e4993. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/oalib.1104993.

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