Corporate Governance Practices and Firm’s Capital Structure Decisions: An Empirical Evidence of An Emerging Economy

Hassan M. Hafez

Abstract


There is a growing body of literature that recognises the importance of corporate governance practices on capital structure decisions. However, results are not consistent and only a few studies have been able to draw on any systematic research trying to quantify the relation between corporate governance practices and capital structure decisions and to acquire bits of knowledge of such relation of listed firms in Emerging Economies. Because of the fact that impact use of the corporate governance rules can have on capital structure decisions.

The main driver of this research is to investigate the sound use of the Egyptian corporate governance practices on capital structure decisions of listed firms in Egypt over the period 2007 to 2016 utilizing a sample of 50 listed firms in EGX 100. Empirical results demonstrate the significant relationship between various inner and outer corporate governance practices and capital structure decisions of listed firms in Egypt. The findings were quantitatively approved through utilizing E-Views programming for examining panel data. Descriptive statistics, Multi-Collinearity test, Hausman test and multiple regression have been utilized to distinguish the major determinates of capital structure decisions and assess whether it has a significant impact on capital structure decisions. 


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/afr.v6n4p115

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