BOARD COMPOSITION, BOARD DIVERSITY AND STOCK PERFORMANCE

Chiraphol N. Chiyachantana, Siripen Pattanawihok, Pattarawan Prasarnphanich

Abstract


The study investigates the relationship between six board compositions and stock returns. The results indicate a significant association between various board compositions and stock returns. Specifically, board size and executive directors have a negative impact, whereas independent directors enhance stock returns. Busy directors positively impact the abnormal stock returns for the companies in the non-financial industry, which implies that busy directors who serve on more boards tend to be well connected. More importantly, the results indicate a significant positive relationship between board tenure and stock returns. Board service time is perceived as the board quality of knowledge and experience from the investors’ point of view. 

JEL Classification: G11, G23

Keywords: corporate governance, board structure, board composition, stock return, abnormal return.


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