Corporate Governance and Organizational Performance: A Study of Selected Banks in Nigeria


An indebt study of the performance of Nigerian Banking sector is deplete with litany of woes and failures. This necessitated the need to examine the factors responsible for this sad scenario against the background of the role of corporate governance on organizational performance. The study adopted a combination of both descriptive design and ex-post facto research methodology; Secondary data were sought from published annual reports of selected Banks for the period under review (2014-2020), and was analyzed using descriptive statistics and ratio analysis. Hypotheses were tested by multiple regression and Pearson product moment correlation methods. The finding of the study revealed that there is a positive relationship between Audit Committee Size, Board Composition with performance of selected Banks, while Board Size and Board Meetings showed negative significant relationship with performance of selected Banks respectively. The study concluded with recommendations that Corporate Governance Mechanism and Code of Best practices contributed a good deal to the performance of Banks – that the managers of Selected Banks should adopt Corporate Governance principle and best practices as integral parts of managing banks for both effective and efficient service delivering, thus striking a balance between organization’s objective and the stakeholder’s interest.

Citation: Isidore Godwin Usendok (2022) Corporate Governance and Organizational Performance: A Study of Selected Banks in Nigeria, International Journal of Business and Management Review, Vol.10, No.4, pp.59-74

Keywords: Corporate Governance, Financial Performance, Stakeholders, corporate structure


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Pages: 59-74 (Download PDF)

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