Effect of selected board characteristics on voluntary disclosure among manufacturing firms listed in Nairobi securities exchange

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dc.contributor.author Kimeu, Michael K.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-05-02T06:39:40Z
dc.date.available 2019-05-02T06:39:40Z
dc.date.issued 2019-05-02
dc.identifier.uri http://repository.seku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/4433
dc.description Master of Business Administration, 2019 en_US
dc.description.abstract In pursuit of corporate goals agency relationship will be a recipe for conflict depending on the levels of information asymmetry. Voluntary disclosure can be influenced by several factors thus this study sought to find out the effect of selected board characteristics on voluntary disclosure of manufacturing listed companies in Kenya. The general objective of the study was to examine the effect of selected board characteristics on voluntary disclosure among manufacturing companies listed in Kenya. The study specifically, sought to find out the effect of board size, board independence, board ownership, gender board diversity and audit committee on voluntary disclosure. The study is significant to current and potential investors, government and policy makers and academicians. The study was guided by agency, signaling and stakeholders theory. A census approach was used to select ten companies which are listed in manufacturing sector and have continuously traded in Nairobi Securities Exchange in 2012 to 2016. The researcher used readily available secondary data from 2012 to 2016 for the listed manufacturing firms. In particular, secondary data was extracted from NSE Hand Books available from CMA libraries and audited financial reports. E-views 9 statistical software’s were used to analyse the data collected. Data was analyzed quantitatively by the use of descriptive statistics, correlation analysis and panel regression analysis. Results of the study positive and significant relationship between board size, independent directors, audit committee, gender diversity and board ownership on voluntary disclosure. It was recommended that every manufacturing listed should optimize its board size, independent directorship, audit committees, gender diversity and board ownership as such to enhance voluntary disclosure. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Effect of selected board characteristics on voluntary disclosure among manufacturing firms listed in Nairobi securities exchange en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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