Gender Dichotomy of Board Members and Ownership Structure in Dividend Payout: A review


  • Emma Anuar Universiti Teknologi MARA
  • Rozainun Abd Aziz Universiti Teknologi MARA
  • Maslinawati Mohamad Universiti Teknologi MARA
  • Rugayah Hashim Universiti Teknologi MARA, Cawangan Selangor



corporate environment, board composition, gender, dividend payout


The purpose of the paper is to examine the effect between gender dichotomy and dividend payout. The objective of the paper is to provide adequate support for research through rigorous reviews of the literature on board dichotomy relative to gender and dividend payout. Board dichotomy of board members relative to gender seems to have a positive association with dividend payout. Ownership structure, especially institutional ownership, seems to have an association with dividend payout compared to other variables of ownership structure. The two corporate governance components have a monitoring role, can be a substitute or a tool for corporate governance improvement, and a signal to investors on dividend payout.

Keywords: corporate environment; board composition; gender; dividend payout

eISSN: 2398-4287 © 2020. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license ( Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

Author Biographies

Emma Anuar, Universiti Teknologi MARA

Doctoral (PhD) student at the Faculty of Accountancy, UiTM, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia

Rozainun Abd Aziz, Universiti Teknologi MARA

Professor of Accountancy, Faculty of Accountancy, UiTM, Shah Alam, Malaysia

Maslinawati Mohamad, Universiti Teknologi MARA

Senior lecturer at the Faculty of Accountancy, UiTM, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia

Rugayah Hashim, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Cawangan Selangor

Professor of Digital Government. Other areas of research interests include policy studies, social and built environments.


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How to Cite

Anuar, E., Abd Aziz, R., Mohamad, M., & Hashim, R. (2020). Gender Dichotomy of Board Members and Ownership Structure in Dividend Payout: A review. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 5(13), 387-393.

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