"Corporate governance is concerned with ways in which all parties interested in the well- being of the organization attempt to ensure that mangers and other insiders take measures or adopt mechanisms that safeguard the interests of the stakeholders.. The purpose of the study is to find out the impact of corporate governance on profitability of listed Land and Property companies in Sri Lanka. Return of Assets is used as dependent variable. To measure the corporate governance, Board size, Board composition and independent directors of Remuneration committee. number of auditors are considered in this study. Firm size was considered as control variable in this study. The data were collected from firms' annual financial reports and Data Stream over the period of 2011to 2016, from the CSE website. Descriptive statistics, correlation analysis, multiple linear regression analysis were used to analyse the data and examine the hypotheses by using the E-views 10 version, in this study. The findings revealed that there is a positive and significant relationship between ROA with auditors, board composition. Independent directors of Remuneration committee and board size are insignificantly correlated with ROA. Furthermore, it was found that the control variable firm size was insignificant in influencing firm performance ROA ..This study provides useful information for policy makers, regulators in improving the corporate governance policies in the future and also helps in increasing and understanding the relationship between corporate governance and firm's performance.
by S. Anandasayanan | H. Thavarasasingam ""Corporate Governance and Corporate Profitability: Empirical Study of Listed Land and Property Companies in Sri Lanka""
Published in International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development (ijtsrd), ISSN: 2456-6470, Volume-3 | Issue-2 , February 2019,
Corporate Governance, board size, Firm performance, Return on Assets, Listed Land and Property Companies