Effect of Corporate Governance on the Performance of Listed Deposit Money Banks in Nigeria
Science Journal of Business and Management
Volume 8, Issue 1, March 2020, Pages: 35-40
Received: Jan. 28, 2020; Accepted: Feb. 14, 2020; Published: Feb. 25, 2020
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Umar Abbas Ibrahim, Business Administration, Management Science, Nile University, Abuja, Nigeria
Sani Danjuma, Business Administration, Management Science, Nile University, Abuja, Nigeria
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The study considered the implication of corporate governance on the performance of quoted deposit money banks in Nigeria. The deterioration of banks asset portfolios, largely due to distorted credit management, was one of the main structural sources of corporate governance problem. To a large extent, this problem was the result of poor corporate governance in countries’ banking institutions and industrial groups. Poor corporate governance, in turn, was very much attributable to the relationships among the government, banks and big businesses as well as the organizational structure of businesses. The objective of the study is to investigate the connection between corporate governance proxy (Board size, Board composition and Firm size) and Return on Asset (ROA) of quoted deposit money banks in Nigeria for a period of 5 years (2015-2019). Data for the study was obtained from secondary sources i.e. audited annual reports of fifteen (15) listed banks on floor of the Nigeria Stock Exchange (NSE, 2017). The study employed panel data analysis using regression model. The Statistical Package used was Stata 11 version. Findings showed that there is significant relationship between board composition, board size and firm size and the ROA of deposit money banks in Nigeria. Following from the above conclusion of the study, it was recommended that to improve corporate governance issues in deposit money banks in Nigeria, focus on board composition, board and firm sizes has to be intensified as it was positively related to return on asset of Deposit Money Banks.
Corporate Governance, Board Size, Board Composition, Nigeria Stock Exchange, Return on Assets (ROA)
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Umar Abbas Ibrahim, Sani Danjuma, Effect of Corporate Governance on the Performance of Listed Deposit Money Banks in Nigeria, Science Journal of Business and Management. Vol. 8, No. 1, 2020, pp. 35-40. doi: 10.11648/j.sjbm.20200801.15
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