Military directors and stock price informativeness: What's all the fuss about?

Tasawar Nawaz, Tahseen Nawaz

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Abstract

Exploiting a unique hand-built dataset, belonging to non-financial firms, operating in an emerging economy, this study, first of its kind, reports that stock prices of firms with military-experienced board of directors reflect more firm specific information after controlling for board attributes, agent heterogeneity and firm level variation. The results robust to alternative specifications of informativeness and military director proxy support the notion that military-trained directors may enhance transparency in public listed companies and encourage the incorporation of more firm-specific information into stock prices. Further analysis suggests that military directors may enfeeble CEO–board nexus and settle the directional variations at the corporate board level: military directors bring discipline in the board room that translates into rigorous CEO monitoring and improved corporate governance quality.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages19
JournalReview of Quantitative Finance and Accounting
Early online date20 Jan 2024
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 20 Jan 2024

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