FURTHER EVIDENCE ON THE LINK BETWEEN FIRM'S CONTROL MECHANISMS AND FIRM FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE: SULTANATE OF OMAN

Authors

  • Essia Ries Ahmed Collage of Economics, Management and Information Systems, University of Nizwa, Oman
  • Tariq Tawfeeq Yousif Alabdullah Department of Accounting, College of Administration and Economics, University of Basrah, Iraq
  • Muhammad Shabir Shaharudin Faculty of Industrial Management, Universiti Malaysia Pahang
  • Eskasari Putri Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta, Indonesia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.15282/jgi.4.1.2020.5607

Keywords:

Control mechanism, Audit committee, Financial performance, Corporate governance, Agency theory

Abstract

Based on the agency theory perspective and its corporate governance problem, the current study investigated how control mechanisms affect firm financial performance with a special concentrate on the role of the audit committee on the enhancement of firm financial performance. The empirical findings of this study based on the listed firms in the Sultanate of Oman revealed that the control mechanisms, including committee size and board independence, positively enhance financial performance represented by ROE and therefore this leads to encouraging firms to focus on such mechanisms. By contrast, audit size, board size and board independence are totally not motivated to engage with financial performance due to the insignificant link with ROA. On the other hand, a negative correlation has been found between a board meeting and financial performance represented by ROE. The practical evidence of the implications  by the current study found that for improvement of firm financial performance; that even though if most of the GCC governments recently have focused on corporate social responsibility because largely voluntary nature of corporate social responsibility, they should focus of the control mechanisms that suggested by the current study to play a significant role for enhancing firm financial performance

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Published

2020-10-13

How to Cite

Ahmed, E. R., Yousif Alabdullah, T. T., Shaharudin, M. S., & Putri, E. (2020). FURTHER EVIDENCE ON THE LINK BETWEEN FIRM’S CONTROL MECHANISMS AND FIRM FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE: SULTANATE OF OMAN. Journal of Governance and Integrity, 4(1), 6–11. https://doi.org/10.15282/jgi.4.1.2020.5607

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Section

JGI Vol. 4, Issue 1, December 2020