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The Impact of Corporate Governance Charactristics and Independent Directors on Voluntary Disclosure : An Empirical Study on Companies listed in Egyptian Stock Exchange

المصدر: مجلة البحوث المحاسبية
الناشر: جامعة طنطا - كلية التجارة - قسم المحاسبة
المؤلف الرئيسي: Baroma, Bssam Samir (Auth)
المجلد/العدد: ع1
محكمة: نعم
الدولة: مصر
التاريخ الميلادي: 2018
الشهر: يونيو
الصفحات: 26 - 58
رقم MD: 940709
نوع المحتوى: بحوث ومقالات
اللغة: الإنجليزية
قواعد المعلومات: EcoLink
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المستخلص: The aim of this paper is to understand the main factors of voluntary disclosure for companies listed in Egyptian Stock Exchange, particularly, on the effects of corporate governance and board composition on the quantity of voluntary information disclosed. Based on a sample of 62 Egyptian listed firms, the author forms a voluntary disclosure index based on 76 items related to the information disclosed on corporate social responsibility, intangibles, financial information, non-financial information and future prospects. Consistent with previous evidence, independent directors significantly impact the quantity of voluntary information disclosed among Egyptian firms. However, in opposition to Garcia y Gill de Albomoz (2007) evidence on the impact of the governance structure on earnings management practices across Spanish listed firms, grey directors do not seem to play a significant role in the amount of voluntary information disclosed. These results suggest a greater importance of grey directors on the quality of mandatory financial information, particularly on earnings quality, but not on voluntary disclosure. However, independent directors, representing the interests of the free floating capital, enhance the importance of reducing information asymmetries with alternatives ways of communication with stockholders, particularly, reporting information beyond the one required in the accounting regulation.