Quality Determinants of Corporate Governance Practices of Brazilian Companies of Traded that Have Public Investment

Moisés Araújo Almeida, Joséte Florêncio dos Santos, Lúcio Flávio Vieira de Medeiros Ferreira, Fernando José Vieira Torres

Abstract


The adoption of good practices of corporate governance allows transparent management, diminishing the asymmetry of information and the agency conflict. This article investigates the determinants of the corporate governance quality on Brazilian companies with public investment. The sample of the research was constituted by 35 firms for the year 2005 and 34 firms for the year 2006, with public information available on CVM database. It was used econometric techniques of multiple linear regression with application of the ordinary least squares. The results show that the major part of the analyzed companies presents levels of governance above the average. Also, it is evidenced that the greater ownership concentration in the hands of a single shareholder influences positively the corporate governance index, as well as the leverage, tangibility, growth and age, impact negatively on the quality of governance practices.

Key words: Corporate governance. Public companies. Public investment.

 


Keywords


Corporate governance. Public companies. Public investment.



DOI: https://doi.org/10.7819/rbgn.v12i37.706

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