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THE EFFECT OF THE OWNERSHIP STRUCTURE CHARACTERISTICS ON FIRM PERFORMANCE IN OMAN: EMPIRICAL STUDY

Ebrahim Mohammed Al-Matari, Ali Saleh Al_arussi

DOI: 10.22495/cocv13i2p10

Abstract

This study attempts to investigate the effect of the ownership structure characteristics (ownership concentration, managerial ownership and government ownership) on firm performance (ROA) among non-financial Omani companies during 2012-2014. For achieving the objective of this study, 81 firms were taken as a sample to test the above relations. The sampling was obtained from annual report of the companies for three years with a total sampling equal to 243 firms. Multiple regression analysis was employed to test the relationship between independent variables and dependent variable. In addition, this study tried to fill the gap in the existing literature concerning the relationship between ownership structure and firm performance in the developing countries such as Oman. This study found a positive and significant association between ownership concentration and government ownership to firm performance (ROA). The study provides some suggestions for future researchers before the conclusion.

Keywords: Agency Theory, Resource Dependence Theory, Ownership Concentration, Managerial Ownership, Government Ownership

How to cite this paper: Al-Matari, E.M., Ali Saleh Al_arussi (2016). The effect of the ownership structure characteristics on firm performance in Oman: Empirical study. Corporate Ownership & Control, 13(2), 93-100. http://dx.doi.org/10.22495/cocv13i2p10

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