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Examining the effect of corporate governance on Asymmetric Information using ISS indexes

Elbadry, A, Skinner, F and Gounopoulos, D (2009) Examining the effect of corporate governance on Asymmetric Information using ISS indexes Social Science Research Network.

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Abstract

In this paper we examine the effect of corporate governance quality - measured by sub and general indexes calculated by the Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) - on asymmetric information. Using a sample of 392 non financial UK companies listed in the London Stock Exchange from 2003 to 2006, we find that ISS' corporate governance sub and general indexes are negatively and significantly related with asymmetric information. Only the corporate governance quintile for takeover defence's index did not exhibit any significant relation with asymmetric information. The results suggest that the UK companies have a higher degree of compliance with the code of best practices 2003. This compliance increases the quality of corporate governance and as a result mitigates asymmetric information and contributes in solving the agency problem.

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NameEmailORCID
Elbadry, AUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Skinner, FUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Gounopoulos, Dd.gounopoulos@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Date : 26 January 2009
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 16 May 2017 15:01
Last Modified : 16 May 2017 15:01
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/816619

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