New issue of the Corporate Ownership and Control journal

The editorial team of Virtus Interpress is delighted to release the new issue (volume 17, issue 4, special issue) of the journal Corporate Ownership and Control. Researchers from Canada, Australia, Italy, Germany, the UK, the UAE, Portugal, Finland, Tunisia, France, Egypt, Thailand, and Qatar have contributed to this issue

The published articles investigate a great variety of topics that include corporate governance, gender diversity, mergers and acquisitions, value creation, managerial overconfidence, shareholders, European deposit insurance scheme, bank boards, financial stability, financial performance, privately-held enterprises, small businesses, discounted cash flow, reporting quality, banks, firm profitability, globalization, CSR disclosure, board of directors, board independence, investments, investor protection, strategic investment decisions, creditor protection, accounting education, enterprise risk management, risk disclosure, accountability, capital structure, voluntary disclosure, free cash flow, ownership structure, etc.

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Nivo Ravaonorohanta, using acquisition bids by public Canadian companies during 2012-2017, assessed whether the presence of women on corporate boards affects merger and acquisition performance.

Maggie Pan Williams and Daryll Cahilluses tried to fill a gap in the literature by examination of the socio-cultural factors influencing governance and managerial behaviour towards the enabling of tunnelling and propping practices.

Francesca Arnaboldi and Vincenzo Capizzi investigated whether bank corporate governance can play a role in the aggregate risk score assigned to individual banks by regulators and found that board age significantly increases bank risks.

Yasmina Jaber studied gender diversity from the angle of the contribution of women to the performance of the company. The results show that gender diversity on the board of directors does not have an impact on the performance of listed companies measured by Tobin’s Q.

Kanitsorn Terdpaopong, Robert C. Rickards, and Mariya Yesseleva-Pionka examined the tools appraisal firms use to value privately-held businesses in Thailand and tested covariation between selected descriptive variables and the techniques valuers employ to assist owners in deciding on their companies’ worth.

Willi Ceschinski, Carl-Christian Freidank, and Franziska Handschumacher analyzed the factors influencing the quality of corporate governance reporting by listed German companies as well as the development of corporate governance reporting practices in Germany in the period 2016-2018.

Aws AlHares and Osama Al-Hares approached to identify risk disclosure practices of 130 banks from 13 MENA countries during 2012-2019 and understand the impact of corporate governance on the level of bank risk disclosure.

Stefan Lutz, Karim Hegazy, Ehab K. A. Mohamed, and Mohamed A. K. Basuony explored the impact of corporate governance and ownership structure on firm performance using cross-sectional data from companies in the MENA region for the years 2009-2013.

Alfredo Celentano, Luigi Lepore, Sabrina Pisano, Gabriella D’Amore, and Federico Alvino researched the relation between board characteristics and CSR disclosure, and moderation of this relationship by the presence of a CSR committee.

Graziella Sicoli, Giovanni Bronzetti, Dominga Ippolito, and Giada Leonetti undertook a study of the impact of female presence on boards of 50 companies listed on the Italian Stock Exchange and proved that women positively influence corporate performance.

Gabriel Geller and Maria João Guedes shed light on how political institutions are associated with investor protection and provided evidence that consensual political institutions have higher creditor protection but lower minority shareholder protection.

Anil Babu and Yasser Barghathi conducted a research on the impact of self assessment and peer assessment in accounting and finance education by gathering insights from students and professors in the same field of higher education.

Raffaela Casciello and Fiorenza Meucci performed an interesting analysis of COVID-19-related issues currently affecting the Italian healthcare system and proposed causes for reflection on how to deal efficiently with risk management criticalities.

Shab Hundal and Anne Eskola tried to evaluate if causalities between firms’ financing, boards of directors’ characteristics, investments, and firm-performance follow any pattern and found that the impact of boards of directors’ characteristics is stronger on capital structure, however, weaker on investments and financial performance.

Meriem Jouirou and Faten Lakhal undertook research on the governance role of voluntary disclosures especially in reducing agency problems measured by the level of free cash flow using a sample of 138 listed French firms between 2009 and 2013.

Moataz Elmassri and Mahmoud Abdelrahman approached to assess how strategic investment decisions are made in the Egyptian context and discovered that the role of subjective judgments and personal intuition in strategic investment decisions making is emphasized.

We hope that reading this issue will be pleasant and informative for you!