Document Type : Original Research


Department of Accounting and Information Systems, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi, Bangladesh


This paper plans to examine the effects of board size and financial leverage on the firm value measured as ROE and Tobin’s Q of DSE-listed manufacturing companies in Bangladesh ranging a period from 2010 to 2022. This research developed ordinary least square (OLS) and fixed effects model (FEM) to identify the hypothesized relationships. The paper finds that board size does not matter for firm value but the affinity between financial leverage and firm value is positive and statistically significant. Firm size and firm age are found with a perplexing role in enhancing the value of firms because they show negative affinity when the firm value is measured as ROE but the same associations become positive when the firm value is measured as Tobin’s Q. This paper adds to the emerging body of literature on board size-performance and leverage-performance relationship in the Bangladeshi context using a reasonably wider and newer data set.


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