The Role of Foreign, Family Ownership and Audit Committee in Evaluating the Company as a Going Concern: Evidence from Jordan

Bilal Nayef Zureigat, Faudziah Hanim Fadzil, Syed Soffian Syed Ismail


This study discusses the association between foreign, family ownership and audit committee on the going concern evaluation among Jordanian listed companies for the years 2011 and 2012. The data reveal through using OLS regression that there is a negative and not significant relationship between foreign ownership and going concern evaluation, while a negative significant relationship with family ownership. In addition, this study also finds a positive and significant relationship of audit committee with the going concern evaluation.The results alsoshow that most of the Jordanian companies have violated some of Corporate Governance requirements. For instance, approximately 43% of Jordanian firms did not have an audit committee. This study shows valuable insights to the understanding of factors that may affect going concern evaluation among Jordanian firms. Therefore, the findings of this study provide important conclusions for investors, regulators and policymakers and academics to shed the light on the mechanisms that ensure the continuity of companies.

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International Journal of Accounting and Financial Reporting  ISSN 2162-3082

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