Does Auditing Committee Characteristics Enhance Corporate Value? Evidence From Jordan

Ashraf Bataineh, Mustafa M Soumadi


The study aims to investigate the effect of auditing committee characteristics, represented in the auditing committee characteristics (size, independence, activity, financial expertise) on the enhancement of corporate value, for a sample of 47 Jordanian industrial companies listed at Amman Stock Exchange (ASE) during the period of (2014-2018). To achieve this goal, corporate value was measured using the return on assets (ROA) in addition to using the Pooled Data Regression. Study found a positive relationship between the auditing committee characteristics (size, activities, independence) and corporate value in the Jordanian industrial Companies, but didn't find a positive relationship between the financial expertise variable of auditing committee and the corporate value. Based on the study results, researchers made a number of recommendations that include: researchers and academic staffs must study in the future researches some of the other variables, such as the diversity of management committee, disclosure, transparency, and auditing fees in order to enhance corporate value.


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International Journal of Financial Research
ISSN 1923-4023(Print)ISSN 1923-4031(Online)


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