Attendance of board meetings and company performance: Evidence from Taiwan

Hsin-I Chou, Huimin Chung, Xiangkang Yin

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Abstract

This paper empirically investigates board meeting attendance and its effects on the performance of Taiwanese listed corporations. Directors with higher qualifications attend board meetings more often by themselves. The ownership of the largest shareholder of a company also has a positive effect on director’s
own meeting attendance. High meeting attendance by directors themselves can enhance a firm’s performance but high attendance by their representatives has an adverse effect. Independence of directors or a board is also positively associated with firm performance. These results largely hold even when the sample is decomposed to count for different ownership structures and director types.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4157-4171
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Banking and Finance
Volume37
Early online date25 Jul 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • board meeting attendance
  • family controlled firm
  • ultimate shareholder
  • firm performance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Finance

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