The Senior Independent Director’s Evolving Role Across the Top 100 Malaysian PLCs: MCCG 2012 vs MCCG 2017

Dayana Mastura Baharudin, Maran Marimuthu


Purpose - This research aims to investigate the impact of the two main problems of Senior Independent Director’s evolving role, which includes the aspects under board leadership and board effectiveness proposed under the Malaysian Corporate Governance Code (Code) in contrast between 2012 and 2017 towards firm financial performance.

Design/ methodology approach - For this analysis, a target list of the top 100 PLCs based on market capitalization was gathered from 784 Malaysian PLCs as of 14 August 2020. In the annual review of corporate reports, this research involves mean and standard deviation, analysis of the correlation and analysis of the materials published within the annual reports.

Originality - This report is a comprehensive examination of the recent developments in Corporate Governance research in comparison between the Code in 2012 and 2017, which is also applicable to other PLCs other than the top 100 Malaysian PLCs scoring indices designed for the Senior Independent Director – Board Effectiveness and Board Leadership.

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