The Effect of Board Attributes on Firm Performance: Evidence from Post MCCG 2007 and Post-MCCG 2012 in Malaysia

(Pages 124-135)

Saifuddin Hasan1, Rina Fadhilah Ismail1,*, Haslinda Yusoff1 and Hamezah Md Nor2
1Faculty of Accountancy, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Cawangan Selangor, Kampus Puncak Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.
2Faculty of Economics and Management, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Malaysia.


This study aims to examine the effect of board attributes on the firm performance of public listed companies in Malaysia during the periods of post-Malaysian Code on Corporate Governance (2007) and post- Malaysian Code on Corporate Governance (2012). Based on the Agency and Stewardship theories, the relationships between CEO duality, board composition, board size, gender diversity, and firm performance on PLCs in the main board of Bursa Malaysia were examined. A sample of 688 companies from 2011, 2012, 2016, and 2017 was observed. Findings indicate that the CEO duality, board size, and gender diversity significantly influence the firm performance in the study periods. Such findings offer interesting insights to the relevant authorities towards designing the best suited governance measures that may lead to a successful implementation of corporate governance practice. This study also signals the need for an enhanced role of relevant institutional agencies in strategising and strengthening the corporate governance framework in an emerging country such as Malaysia.


Corporate governance; Firm performance; CEO Duality; Gender Diversity; Malaysia.

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Saifuddin Hasan, Rina Fadhilah Ismail, Haslinda Yusoff and Hamezah Md Nor. The Effect of Board Attributes on Firm Performance: Evidence from Post MCCG 2007 and Post-MCCG 2012 in Malaysia. [ref]: vol.21.2023. available at:

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