Does foreign board increase the company's performance? the evidence from Indonesia

Muhammad Zhafran Joenoes, Rofikoh Rokhim
2019 Journal of Economics, Business & Accountancy  
This study examined the effect of foreign board members in promoting corporate governance and performance. This study used the fixed effect model from the panel data of 4,282 company-observations over the period of 2007-2017.. This study found that the presence of foreign board has a significant and positive effect on the company's performance measured by return on asset and return on equity ratios. On the other hand, the presence of Asian nationality board member was found to have negative
more » ... ificant effect on the company's performance, and this is due to the companies having Asian Board members coming mostly from developing countries. In gen3eral, this research show that the presence of a foreign board member can bring differences to the companies and this affects their performance. The implications of this research is that it provides additional literature about foreign nationals diversity in board composition, as a reference for government to revisit the laws and permits for foreign workers and for the company's considerations to use the service of foreign board member.
doi:10.14414/jebav.v22i2.1449 fatcat:pjd62shp2nchzok663nkih6rqu