CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND FIRM VALUE: EVIDENCE FROM CANADIAN CAPITAL MARKETS

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Parveen P. Gupta, Duane B. Kennedy, Samuel C. Weaver

DOI:10.22495/cocv6i3c2p4

Abstract

The Globe and Mail’s Report on Business annually publishes governance rankings for more than 200 companies represented in the TSX/S&P index. There are four sub-categories that comprise the composite scores: board composition; board and CEO compensation; shareholder rights; and board governance disclosure. The purpose of this paper is to examine the association between the composite or sub-category corporate governance scores and various measures of firm value. We test for this association using data for 2002 through 2005 on the Report on Business rankings and various financial and market measures. Overall, our study does not find an association between the composite or subcategory corporate governance scores and the various measures of firm value.

Keywords: Corporate Governance, Corporate Valuation, Corporate Performance, Information Content

How to cite this paper: Gupta, P. P., Kennedy, D. B., & Weaver, S. C. (2009). Corporate governance and firm value: Evidence from Canadian capital markets. Corporate Ownership & Control, 6(3-2), 293-307. http://doi.org/10.22495/cocv6i3c2p4