Corporate Disclosure and Cost of Equity: Case of Malaysian Listed Companies

Mohd Razali, Mohd Waliuddin and Brahmana, Rayenda Khresna and Ganisen, a/l Sinnasamy (2014) Corporate Disclosure and Cost of Equity: Case of Malaysian Listed Companies. In: the 19th International Conference on Transformative Research in Science and Engineering, Business and Social Innovation., 15/6/2014-17/6/2014, Pullman Hotel, Kuching, Sarawak.

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Prior studies argue that information costs firm’s capital due to the information asymmetry, and most of those research papers investigated develop countries. Malaysia, as an emerging market, offers its unique characteristic in terms of financial reporting regulation and is hugely influence by export-oriented firms. Therefore, this research aims to investigate whether information disclosure may affect the cost of equity of firms. We investigate this hypothesis by using all Malaysian listed firms excluding the finance, services, and utilities companies over 3 years period of 2010-2012. We use robust panel regression where the values are based on White robust standard errors that control for heterocedasticity errors. Overall, our findings are consistent with previous research that higher level of disclosure might discount the firm’s cost of equity, suggesting that firms should disclose more information for better cost of capital. At the end of our research, we explain our findings using two perspectives which are: information cost and agency cost.

Item Type: Proceeding (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: firm capital, financing, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Economics and Business
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Economics and Business
Depositing User: Mohd Razali
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2018 01:34
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2022 02:24

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