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The impact of board characteristics on firm's financial performance : evidence from the Netherlands.

Rouwenhorst, Ruben (2018) The impact of board characteristics on firm's financial performance : evidence from the Netherlands.

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Abstract:This study examines the impact of board characteristics for 78 Dutch listed firms on the Euronext Amsterdam during the period 2014 till 2016. The Netherlands provides an interesting institutional setting because of their two-tier board structure. The studied board characteristics are board size, gender diversity, age diversity, nationality diversity and board meetings. Data on these independent variables are gathered from annual reports and the ORBIS database. We find that the frequency of board meetings has a negative influence on firm performance. There is no significant relationship between board size, gender diversity, age diversity and nationality diversity with firms financial performance. This study contributes to the literature because there are not many studies conducted regarding board characteristics in the Netherlands. So, these results show some new insights into the impact of board characteristics on firm performance in the Netherlands.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:83 economics, 85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Business Administration MSc (60644)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/75068
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