The ownership structure, the board of directors and the quality of accounting information
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High quality accounting information is vital for the accuracy of the financial statements, whereas poor quality information may lead to serious economic problems. The recentfinancial crisis hasattractedthe interest of many researchersin determining the factors that mayaffect the quality of accounting information. In this field, our research investigates the possible impact of the ownership structure and of the make-up of the board of directors on the quality of accounting information, using annual data from29 companies listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange in2008 and 2009. The actual research starts by presenting an appropriate measure of the quality of the accounting information, then developing a model explaining the relationship between the ownership structure, the board of directors and the quality of the accounting information. In the light of our results, we will be able to provide recommendations for helping the companies improvethe quality of their financial reporting.