The relationship between corporate governance and financial performance: Evidence from Jordanian family and nonfamily firms
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Saidat, Z., Silva, M. & Seaman, C. (2019) The relationship between corporate governance and financial performance: Evidence from Jordanian family and nonfamily firms. Journal of Family Business Management, 9 (1), pp. 54-78.
The main objective of this article is to attempt to fill a research gap in the relationship between corporate governance mechanisms and financial performance of family and nonfamily firms’ by using a sample of non-financial firms listed on Amman Stock Exchange for a period 2009 to 2015. Although, the concerns of corporate governance and firm’s ownership structure have recently attracted serious attention from scholars, policymakers, and academic institutions, a large number of empirical works found no clear link between corporate performance and corporate governance. In addition, the research into how the corporate governance has an influence on family firms, especially in emerging countries is still unclear. In particular, Jordan as an emerging market has not been the focus of previous studies, particularly with regard to corporate governance in family firms.