Founder ownership concentration and risk disclosures: an emerging economy view

Jain, Surbhi and Raithatha, Mehul (2024) Founder ownership concentration and risk disclosures: an emerging economy view. Journal of Applied Accounting Research. ISSN 0967-5426 (In Press)

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This paper examines the impact of founder ownership concentration (FOC) on risk disclosures. It further investigates the moderating role of risk governance in the association between FOC and risk disclosures.

We use data from the top 200 Indian listed firms as our sample and rely on ordinary least squares (OLS) for our results. In addition, we use the propensity score matching, Heckman selection model and instrumental variable estimates for robustness checks.

We find that FOC decreases the risk disclosures. However, the effectiveness of risk management committee composition (risk governance) mitigates the negative influence of FOC on risk disclosures.

Research limitations/implications
The paper is built on the agency theory. Based on the agency theory, the ownership concentration has two implications: first, it reduces the conflicts between managers and shareholders. Here, the managers act in favour of shareholders and therefore, brings more risk disclosers. Second, it invites conflicts between controlling and minority shareholders. The study is, therefore, interesting to see the cost and benefits of FOC on risk disclosures.

Practical implications
The study has practical implications for the regulatory bodies to encourage risk disclosures and benefit the outsiders of the firm. It also has implications for the companies to see the benefits of risk management committee as improved risk governance.

It contributes to the literature of risk disclosures and risk governance in emerging economies. It is the first study to investigate the role of risk governance in mitigating the adverse effects of founder’s ownership on risk disclosures in developing economies. It also contributes to the theory of agency cost and information asymmetry.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Founder ownership concentration | Risk governance | Risk disclosures
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Business, Management and Accounting > Accounting
Social Sciences and humanities > Decision Sciences > Information Systems and Management
Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Social Sciences (General)
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Business School
Depositing User: Subhajit Bhattacharjee
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2024 14:58
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2024 14:58
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