Empirical Investigation of Corporate Board Characteristics and Deposit Money Banks (DMBS) Performance in Nigeria: 2008-2017

Nwanne, T.F.I (2020) Empirical Investigation of Corporate Board Characteristics and Deposit Money Banks (DMBS) Performance in Nigeria: 2008-2017. In: Insights Into Economics and Management. UK Book Publishers International, pp. 26-47. ISBN 978-93-90516-45-2

[img] Text
Nwanne_2020_BP_1560C (3).pdf

Download (329kB)


The study investigates empirically the corporate board characteristics and Deposit Money Banks (DMBs) performance in Nigeria for the period 2008-2017. It is motivated by the lack of confidence by investors in the capital market, the persistent agency problems, and the insolvency of large firms such as banks. The general objective of this study is to investigate the impact of corporate board characteristic on DMBs financial performance in Nigeria. Four research models/hypotheses were formulated based on the literature reviewed. Also considered are the important factors affecting the performance of DMBs in the Nigerian banking industry. This study investigated three of the listed DMBs using a simple Judgmental Sampling Technique in a period of ten years each 2008 to 2017. The population of the study is made up of all the 21 DMBs listed in the Nigerian Stock Exchange as at 2019. The data collected for the research were analyzed with econometric e-view. The panel data was further analyzed using the random effect model. It was found that board skill shows a positive and significant relationship with profit for the year, among others. The implication of the findings is that each DMB studied was not adequately implementing the corporate governance practices, hence, the reasons for the negative impacts of the independent variables except in the case of board qualification. The study support that there is a relationship between corporate governance and firm performance, but the relationship is only significant at the level of board qualification and profit for the year. The negative relationship between board independence and DMBs performance (EPS) can be attributed to the fact that the concept of board independence is a new phenomenon in developing countries like Nigeria, and hence, it might take a few more years to have a significant impact on financial performance. Hence, it was recommended that critical attention should be given to corporate governance practices especially the CBN corporate governance codes for a better performance in the Nigeria banking industry.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
Divisions: Faculty of Management and Social Sciences
Depositing User: mrs chioma hannah
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2021 14:07
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2021 14:07
URI: http://eprints.gouni.edu.ng/id/eprint/2903

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item