The Relationship between Structure of the Board of Directors and the Performance of Companies Listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand
This research studied the structure of the Board of Directors and the the performance of the listed companies in the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET). The authors conducted a survey of 340 companies listed on SET called SET100 group. The study found that the majority of the Board consisted of 11-15 members, There was a separate role of Chief Executive Director and Chairman of the Executive Board. It was also found that there was Audit Committee, but neither Search Committee nor Remuneration Committee. There was concentrated ownership structure and the high level of the resources and the supportive service roles. Additionally, it was revealed that Board of Directors composition affected performance in the Sub-Committee i.e., the Audit Committee. The role of the Board was concerned with providing resources and the supportive service roles that affected positively operating results significantly. Structure of ownership and the roles of the Board such as policy and strategy setting, monitoring and controlling did not affect operations significantly. Furthermore, it was also demonstrated that firm age had a significant and positive effect on the operating result.
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