The Effects of Ownership Structures on Firm Information Asymmetry in Malaysia

Yau, Josephine Tan Hwang and Goe, Zhen Qi and Rosita, Binti. Hamdan and Audrey, Liwan and Kueh, Jerome Swee Hui and Mohd Waliuddin, Bin Mohd Razali and Muhammad Asraf, Bin Abdullah (2019) The Effects of Ownership Structures on Firm Information Asymmetry in Malaysia. International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, 9 (9). pp. 950-977. ISSN 2222-6990

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This paper presents the relationship between different types of blockholders with information asymmetry in Malaysian firms. To be more specific, this study divides the ownership structures into managerial blockholder, institutional blockholder and individual blockholder and ownership concentration while holding firm size and trading volume as control variables. On the other hand, the stock volatility and bid-ask spread are used as a proxy for information asymmetry. A sample of the top 150 largest public listed firms in term of market capitalisation is chosen from Bursa Malaysia from 2011 to 2015. Panel regression analysis is used to examine the data. The results show managerial blockholders, firm size and trading volume significantly influence information asymmetry. While institutional blockholders, individual blockholders and ownership concentration exhibit no relationship with information asymmetry. The study from this result can be useful for investors and the policymakers in Malaysia as it gives a clearer picture and more understandings on ownership structures and information asymmetry in the Malaysia market.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Managerial Blockholder, Institutional Blockholder, Individual Blockholder, Ownership Concentration and Information Asymmetry, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
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: Gani
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2019 03:54
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2021 06:09

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