How does firm ownership concentration and female directors influence tax haven foreign direct investment? Evidence from Asia-Pacific and OECD countries

Ali Ahmed, Yama Temouri, Chris Jones, Vijay Edward Pereira

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    Abstract

    The literature on tax havens utilization by multinational enterprises (MNEs) has largely focused on determinants that are financial or technological in nature. We contribute to this literature by showing important corporate governance determinants for tax haven utilization by Asia-Pacific and OECD country MNEs. Theoretically, we show that ownership concentration and female board membership influence tax haven utilization. Empirically, we show negative associations between ownership concentration and female board membership and the likelihood of owning a subsidiary in a tax haven. Based on our results, we draw a number of implications for theoretical and empirical work, which also opens the door for further investigation in this area.

    Original languageBritish English
    Pages (from-to)235-259
    Number of pages25
    JournalAsia Pacific Business Review
    Volume28
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2022

    Keywords

    • corporate governance
    • female directors; Asia-Pacific countries; OECD countries
    • MNEs
    • ownership concentration
    • tax havens

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