The Effect of Corporate Governance Mechanisms on Financial Leverage: Evidence from Firms Listed at Palestine and Jordan
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Conference Paper

This study aims to investigate the influence of some corporate governance mechanisms (board size, board independence, chief executive officer duality, gender diversity in the board and insider share ownership) on leverage (244)  listed firms in Palestine and Jordan stock markets during 2006 to 2017. Findings of the study indicate that there is a positive relationship between board size, female on board, and inside ownership with leverage. Whereas, an inverse relationship has been found between board independence, and chief executive officer duality with leverage.

Conference Title
The second conference of the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
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Conference Date
April 10, 2019 - April 10, 2019
Conference Sponsor
An-Najah National University
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