Company disclosure in Indonesia: Corporate governance practice, ownership structure, competition and total assets

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The purpose of this study is to investigate whether the extent of company disclosure in Indonesia is affected by external factors in addition to internal factors. Many previous studies relating to disclosure conducted in Indonesia only focused on the internal factors, e.g. corporate governance, ownership structure (block holder) and total assets. Further, I address the possibility of non- linear relationship between ownership structure on company disclosure and also the impact of competition as an external factor to company disclosure level. This study employs Botosan Index and Herfindahl Index (HI) as a proxy for company disclosure and competition. The result shows that corporate governance practice, competition, and size have a positive influence on company disclosure leves When block holder ownership is divided into three groups: low ownership (less than or equal 20%), medium ownership (between 20.1% and 50%, and high ownership (greater than 50%), I find that companies with medium block holder ownership have a lower disclosure level than low ownership, while companies with high ownership have a higher disclosure level. Therefore, the existence of block holder ownership ranging between 20.1% until 50% tends to yield the alignment effect whereas block holder ownership greater than 50% tends to yield the entrenchment effect. Finally, the result also shows that leverage does not significantly impact on company disclosure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-108
Number of pages34
JournalAsian Journal of Business and Accounting
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jun 2012


  • Company disclosure
  • Competition
  • Corporate governance
  • Ownership structure

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