Corporate governance, intellectual capital and performance: Evidence from the public sector in the GCC

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Udo Braendle ; Assaad Farah ; Patrick Balian (2017)
  • Publisher: Publishing house "Virtus Interpress"
  • Journal: Risk Governance & Control: Financial Markets & Institutions (issn: 2077-429X, eissn: 2077-4303)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.22495/rgc7i4art3
  • Subject: Corporate Governance | Human Capital | Structural Capital | Firm Performance | Public Sector | GCC | Finance | HG1-9999

This unique study tries to link corporate governance, intellectual capital and organizational performance in the public sector in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). To do so we collected data from 371 managers in public entities within the GCC region. Our findings indicate the importance of corporate governance (in form of human, social and structural capital) to enhance performance in the public sector. Not only have those, results showed that the examined forms of capital are interrelated. We therefore support earlier findings that attribute impact of intellectual capital variables on performance. These results are highly relevant within the context of the GCC public sector. The findings of the papers help both, scholars and practitioners: the findings of the paper help to better understand the links between corporate governance and intellectual capital. Further, the study provides – based on GCC public sector data - the unique opportunity to see the interrelationships between corporate governance, intellectual capital and performance within the GCC public sector
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