Copyright © 2019 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. The determinants of the composition of corporate boards remain inconclusive. This study investigates the impacts of multiple large ownership structure on board independence for a sample of UK listed companies. Using multiple regression analysis, and controlling for endogeneity, the study shows that the larger the difference in shareholding between the first and second largest owners, the less independent is the board. Monitoring efficiency is enhanced the higher the ratio of the shareholding of the second largest shareholder relative to the shareholding of the first largest shareholder. These findings have significant implications for board monitoring and corporate governance regulations.
Adelopo, I., Yinusa, G., & Rufai, I. (2019). The impacts of multiple large ownership structure on board independence. International Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Performance Evaluation, 15(1), 1-30. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJAAPE.2019.096732