Arab Journal of Administration المجلة العربية للإدارة


This study aims to examine the possible relation between Ownership Structure and Capital Structure in the industrial firms in Jordan. The publications of the Jordan Securities Commission for a sample of such firms (ten in number) listed in Amman Stock Exchange for the period 2004 to 2008. The multiple-regression at 5% significant level has been used. Many results have been reached, the most important are: The Jordanian industrial firms tend to use ownership financing to finance their activities, the debt ratio average in such firms is 28.79%. The members of the board of directors of such firms own about 46.4% of the firm's stock which is relatively high rate. Big stock holders own about 52.8% of the shares of such firms. Also find that there is no statistically significant evidence that the ownership structure affect the Capital structure in the Jordanian industrial firms.