Firm performance and condensed corporate governance mechanism: Evidence of Nigerian financial institutions

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This paper extends the prior studies on corporate performance by empirically exploring the impact of overall corporate

governance structure on firm performance. To unveil the objective of this study, firstly corporate governance index is built using

Principal Component Analysis with 6 (six) identified corporate governance mechanisms from prior studies and then examines its

effect on firms’ performance. This study draws a sample of twenty-four (24) financial companies from the listed financial institutions

in Nigeria for the period of 2013–2017. The formulated hypotheses are tested by employing static panel data estimators that

are Fixed effect and Random Effect Regression. The results reveal that while controlling for firms’ characteristics, constructed

corporate governance indicator has a significant and negative influence on the firm performance measured by Return on Asset

and Return on Equity. This finding supports that larger board, larger board committees and significant executive involvement

have a detrimental influence on the performance of firms. The result implies a weak corporate governance structure is detrimental

to higher financial performance amidst the weak institutions characterized in Nigeria context. That is, weaker corporate governance

exhibits lower financial performance. This study then recommends that the corporate governance structure in Nigeria

listed firms should be review with the intention to enhance the firm performance. Furthermore, it encourages the regulatory

agencies like Central Bank of Nigeria, National Insurance Commission and Securities and Exchange Commission, to monitor

the compliance of the listed firms to good governance endeavour.

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APA

Alex, A (2020). Firm performance and condensed corporate governance mechanism: Evidence of Nigerian financial institutions. Afribary.com: Retrieved December 05, 2020, from https://afribary.com/works/firm-performance-and-condensed-corporate-governance-mechanism-evidence-of-nigerian-financial-institutions

MLA 8th

Adegboye, Alex. "Firm performance and condensed corporate governance mechanism: Evidence of Nigerian financial institutions" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 18 Jun. 2020, https://afribary.com/works/firm-performance-and-condensed-corporate-governance-mechanism-evidence-of-nigerian-financial-institutions . Accessed 05 Dec. 2020.

MLA7

Adegboye, Alex. "Firm performance and condensed corporate governance mechanism: Evidence of Nigerian financial institutions". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 18 Jun. 2020. Web. 05 Dec. 2020. < https://afribary.com/works/firm-performance-and-condensed-corporate-governance-mechanism-evidence-of-nigerian-financial-institutions >.

Chicago

Adegboye, Alex. "Firm performance and condensed corporate governance mechanism: Evidence of Nigerian financial institutions" Afribary.com (2020). Accessed December 05, 2020. https://afribary.com/works/firm-performance-and-condensed-corporate-governance-mechanism-evidence-of-nigerian-financial-institutions