The Relationship and Impact between Board of Director Criteria towards Firm Performance for Companies Listed on Bursa Malaysia: Trading and Services Sector


  • Noorul Farha Mohd Jumali Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
  • Mohd Abdullah Jusoh Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
  • Syed Ismail Syed Mohamad Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris



Corporate governance mechanisms, Board of directors, Firm performance


This research aims to investigate the relationship and impact between the board of directors criteria towards the company's performance. We hypothesized that the board of the directors criteria will increase the firm performance since board of the directors are viewed as one of the corporate governance mechanism that should be effective in monitoring and advice the management to protect the interest of shareholders. In this study, analysis of panel data has been used. The company's performance was measured by Return on Assets (ROA) and Tobin's Q. Using 159 listed firms in Trading and Services Sector from 2007 to 2013, our study exhibit that the size of the board of directors (BODSIZE) had significant and positive relationship on ROA and Tobin's Q. This shows when BODSIZE increases, the performance of the company will also increase. Next, CEO duality and independent board of directors (PERBODIND) had no significant relationship with ROA and Tobin's Q. Overall, good corporate governance is important to improve the company’s performance. The implication of this study is that it may affect various parties and include investors, financial institutions, academia, corporations, and governments in making judgments, decisions or improvements to corporate governance and company performance.


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Mohd Jumali, N. F., Jusoh, M. A., & Syed Mohamad, S. I. (2017). The Relationship and Impact between Board of Director Criteria towards Firm Performance for Companies Listed on Bursa Malaysia: Trading and Services Sector. EDUCATUM Journal of Social Sciences, 3(1), 51–59.