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The effect of corporate governance mechanisms on capital structure of Dutch listed firms

Nooitgedagt, H.P. (2020) The effect of corporate governance mechanisms on capital structure of Dutch listed firms.

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Abstract:In this study, the relation between corporate governance mechanisms and capital structure of Dutch listed firms is examined. Corporate governance mechanisms are divided into board- and ownership structure variables. These consist of board size, board independence, ownership concentration, family ownership and institutional ownership. Based on a sample of 106 Dutch listed firms, an ordinary least squares (OLS) regression analysis is conducted. The results do not show support for all hypotheses. No significant relations are found in this study. The results remain the same after robustness checks have been made. Future research should include a larger sample to assess the reliability, validity and significance of these results. This study mainly contributes to the scarce research which has been conducted in a Dutch context on this topic. Especially after implementation of the new governance code which was updated lastly in 2016.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Business Administration MSc (60644)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/80919
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