empirical data analysis and evaluation
Module assessment detail (approved at validation as amended by module modification)
Module code & title 7IB001 Corporate Governance in an International Context
Module Learning outcomes: Tick (?) if tested here
LO1 To critically compare and contrast theoretical perspectives on organisations and their implications for organisational objectives and goals
LO2 To critically evaluate organisations and their international activities from a strategic management perspective ?
LO3 To critically evaluate corporate governance from a strategic and OB perspective in an international context to improve corporate direction ?
Assessment types Weightings (%)
Empirical data analysis and evaluation 50%
Assessment type, weighting and LOs tested by this assessment indicated in the shaded area above by a ?
Assessment Brief/ Task
The detailed requirements for this task are as follows:
For this assignment, you are asked to conduct an empirical analysis on the link between board structure & composition, and firm performance, using a sample of UK listed companies.
You are asked to work in teams of 4-5. Each team must select a sample of 30 UK listed companies from Morningstar Company Intelligence (available under Learning Centre, electronic databases). For each of the companies, you are asked to collate data for the following variables and input these into SPSS:
1) Company size: Turnover, number of employees,
2) Company performance: ROCE, EPS, degree of internationalisation (% turnover derived from non-UK activities – from company facts report)
3) Board data: size of board, proportion of non-executive directors, CEO/chair duality, proportion of women directors, proportion of international directors
those 3 have been covered in spss files and have been uploaded .
this is your part to write the report
You are then asked to write report on the relationship between corporate governance characteristics and firm performance which should include:
a) An introduction to your report and your selected companies.
b) A summary of descriptive statistics for key variables in your sample (min & max values, mean, standard deviation)
c) The results from statistical tests about the relationship between board variables and firm performance, controlling for firm size
d) A discussion of your results. Here, you should discuss which organisational theories best explain your empirical observations and what other explanations there may be for your results.
e) A concluding summary in which you put forward recommendations on corporate governance that can influence companies’ performance, including internationalisation.