Corporate governance and dividend policy in Peru : is there any link?

Samuel Arturo Mongrut Montalván, Cinzia Delfino Barilla, Gianni Devercelli Ruiz, Diego Diego

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The objective of the study is to analyze the impact of the adoption of the Corporate Governance Code over the dividend payout ratio in 111 companies listed on the Lima Stock Exchange (LSE) from 2007 to 2015. The chosen methodology includes an unbalanced panel data model with the dividend payout ratio as dependent variable and several independent variables such as the adoption of a Corporate Governance Code and the Corporate Governance Quality. The results show that companies that have adopted a Corporate Governance Code and especially those with a high quality in it pay more dividends despite the fact that the dividend payout always presents a negative relation with the ownership concentration. However, these are overall results and more studies need to be carried out at the industry level to find out differences among them. This is the first study that establishes the relationship between corporate governance and dividend payout in companies operating in Peru. One important implication for institutional investors is that it is advisable to consider the adoption and the quality of the code as stock selection criteria in order to obtain a higher dividend payout from their investments.
Título traducido de la contribuciónPolítica de dividendos y buen gobierno corporativo en el Perú: ¿Existe alguna relación?
Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)103-116
PublicaciónRevista Mexicana de Economía y Finanzas
EstadoPublicada - abr. 2017

Nota bibliográfica

Bibliografía: páginas 155-116.
ISSN: 2448-6795

Palabras clave

  • Corporate governance
  • Dividend policy


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