• Tran Thi My Linh Ho Chi Minh City Industry and Trade College
  • Nguyen Thi Thuy Ho Chi Minh City Industry and Trade College



board, audit quality, Vietnam


This study investigates the relationship between key director characteristics, board composition, and audit quality in the context of Vietnamese listed firms on the Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange over the period 2015 to 2020. Based on the study of Mustafa et al (2017), we employ a comprehensive dataset comprising 415 firms, we utilize a random effects estimation model to analyze the nuances of these associations. Our findings reveal a noteworthy positive relationship between directors aged 36-55 and 46-55 years old and audit quality, suggesting that the experience and expertise of directors within these age brackets contribute positively to the enhancement of audit processes. Furthermore, our study identifies a significant positive impact on audit quality associated with interlocking directorships, emphasizing the importance of interconnected networks within corporate governance structures. In addition, our results highlight the influential role of boards populated by members holding Master's degrees, indicating a positive correlation between educational qualifications and clients' demand for high audit quality. This insight underscores the significance of academic prowess and specialized knowledge in fostering a climate conducive to rigorous audit practices.


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Author Biographies

Tran Thi My Linh, Ho Chi Minh City Industry and Trade College

Ho Chi Minh City Industry and Trade College (HITC), Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Nguyen Thi Thuy, Ho Chi Minh City Industry and Trade College

Ho Chi Minh City Industry and Trade College (HITC), Ho Chi Minh City


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How to Cite

Tran Thi My Linh, & Nguyen Thi Thuy. (2024). BOARD CHARACTERISTICS AND AUDIT QUALITY: EVIDENCE FROM VIETNAM. Economics, Finance and Management Review, (1(17), 57–67.



Chapter 2. Development of Finance, Accounting and Auditing