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Type: Journal article
Title: The effect of board and chairperson independence: an examination of CEO dismissal in Australia
Author: Mackay, W.
Shan, Y.
Howieson, B.
Citation: International Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Performance Evaluation, 2015; 11(2):130-160
Publisher: Inderscience Publishers
Issue Date: 2015
ISSN: 1740-8008
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Will Mackay, Yuan George Shan, Bryan Howieson
Abstract: The purpose of the paper is to examine the effectiveness of board and chairperson independence as a corporate governance mechanism. We examine 4,637 Australian firms over the period 2004 to 2008. The study presents a multinomial model of CEO dismissal. Our results indicate that independent chairpersons alone are not sufficient to discipline CEOs by dismissal, whereas independent boards are more likely to dismiss a CEO than non-independent boards. We also find that the impact of independent boards becomes more pronounced when independent boards are accompanied by independent chairpersons. The findings imply that board independence and chairperson independence can be powerful corporate governance tools the effects of which are greater if both board and chairperson are independent. These findings support the efforts by the ASX and other regulators to implement independence principles with respect to the disciplining of senior management. This study provides an initial empirical examination of the joint relationship of board and chairperson independence in an Australian context.
Keywords: Board independence; chairperson independence; corporate governance; Australia; CEO dismissal; senior management
Rights: Copyright Status Unknown
RMID: 0030039800
DOI: 10.1504/IJAAPE.2015.068867
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