This article compares the effects of board size, proportion of female directors, proportion of outside directors and average age of directors on firm performance in Japanese and Australian firms. We found that board size and age of directors were negatively associated with the performance of Japanese firms. For Australian firms, outsider ratio and female director ratio were positively associated with performance.
corporate governance, board structure, firm performance, Japan, Australia
Asian Studies | Corporate Finance | Strategic Management Policy
Strategy and Organisation
Asian Business and Management
BONN, Ingrid; YOSHIKAWA, Toru; and PHAN, Phillip H..
Effects of board structure on firm performance: A comparison of Japan and Australia. (2004). Asian Business and Management. 3, (1), 105-125. Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business.
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