International Transaction Journal of Engineering,
Management, & Applied Sciences & Technologies


:: International Transaction Journal of Engineering, Management, & Applied Sciences & Technologies

ISSN 2228-9860
eISSN 1906-9642


Vol.11(13) (2020)


    Sarfaraz Ahmed Bhutto, Hassan Jawad Soomro, Saifullah Shaikh (Institute of Commerce, Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur, Sindh, PAKISTAN),
    Hussain Amar ( Government Islamia Arts & Commerce College, Sukkur, Sindh, PAKISTAN),
    Qamar Abbas Mangi (Institute of Commerce, Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur, Sindh, PAKISTAN).

    Disciplinary: Management and Financial Sciences.

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    DOI: 10.14456/ITJEMAST.2020.257

    Keywords: Effective dividend policy, Company's financial performance, SEM analysis; Stakeholders' interests; Structural Equation Modeling (SEM); Chief financial officer (CFO); Corporate finance; Anticipated level of future earnings; Patterns of past of dividends; Financial uncertainty; Manufacturing firms.

    Dividend policy is the prime concern for every shareholder. Financial managers formulate the necessary dividend policy that increases shareholders' affinity towards the company. This study examines the relationship between determinants of dividend policy (anticipated level of future earnings, stakeholders' interest, the pattern of past dividends, corporate social responsibility (CSR), and uncertainty) and financial performance. Moreover, this study empirically investigates the untapped mediating effect of dividend policy between determinants of dividend policy and financial performance. Financial managers are highly integrated into formulating dividend policy, the present study indulged with the behavioral responses taken from Chief financial officers (CFOs) of listed manufacturing firms of Pakistan. Questionnaires are used as a study tool. The population frame includes CFOs of different financial and non-financial sectors. From the Covariance-based Structural Equation Modelling (CB-SEM) analysis, results show a significant relationship between the determinants of dividend policy and financial performance. Further, dividend policy mediates the relationship between its determinants (except uncertainty and CSR) and the firm's financial performance. The practical implication would be recommended for financial managers and other corporate policymakers.

    Paper ID: 11A13K

    Cite this article:

    Bhutto, S.A., Soomro, H.J., Shaikh, S., Amar, H., Mangi, Q.A. (2020). BEHAVIORAL PERSPECTIVES AMONG DIVIDEND POLICY AND ITS DETERMINANTS AND FIRM'S FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE: A CB-SEM APPROACH. International Transaction Journal of Engineering, Management, & Applied Sciences & Technologies, 11(13), 11A13K, 1-12.


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