SOURCES OF DATA

SOURCES OF DATA

Item Source
Share prices and ASX200 Index au.finance.yahoo.com/ Each company has an ASX code which you input for searching information ASX200 code is ^AXJO Go to “Historical Data” Insert Time period which is 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2018 (follow the required date format) Frequency is “monthly” Press “Apply” Download data – which is in an .csv file Need to save the file as an Excel File For both index and share price data take data from “Adj Close”
Board members, Executive Management and Executive Remuneration Latest Annual Report
Literature on board composition, executive management and remuneration in relation to corporate governance Peer reviewed journals – use EBSCOHOST or Google Scholar

SUGGESTED TIMELINE FOR ASSESSMENT PREPARATION

WEEK TO BE DONE
WEEK 4 to WEEK 5 DATA COLLECTION Share Price Data (from yahoo finance) ASX200 Index Values (from yahoo finance) Data on Board members – Annual Report (latest) Data on Executive Management – Annual Report (latest) Data on Executive Remuneration – Annual Report (latest)
WEEK 6 and WEEK 7 ANALYSIS of DATA Composition of board must be determined and analysed to obtain a view of whether it fosters good corporate governance. Important to consider the age, sex, skills and experience of board members Composition of executive management (consider age, sex, skills and experience). Does it foster good corporate governance? Executive Remuneration – analyse the composition of the remuneration (e.g. basic salary, bonuses, share options etc). Is the executive remuneration not excessive? Important to make reference to academic literature in terms of what it says about how each of these factors above influence corporate governance
WEEK 8 Produce First Draft of Assessment
WEEK 9 Produce Second Draft of Assessment
WEEK 10 Produce Final Draft and Submit

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