E ISSN: 2583-049X

International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Studies

Volume 3, Issue 5, 2023

Board Diversity and Agency Cost: Evidence from Bursa Malaysia Stock Exchange

Author(s): Mohd Waliuddin Mohd Razali, Najihah Binti Mohd Nasir, Shazali Shaharudin


This study aims to determine how board diversity affects agency costs in Malaysia. The sample of 395 firms listed on Bursa Malaysia from 2014 to 2016 was examined in this study. All non-financial data were collected from the annual report, and financial data were composed of DataStream. Increasing board size and board independence decreases the agency's cost. This bigger board size and more independent directors enhance better monitoring of agency costs. Future researches suggest this study can be extended using more sample and period of study and using other countries' data.

Keywords: Corporate Governance and Asset Turnover

Pages: 228-232

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