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Board Structure and Accounting Conservatism in Listed Non-Financial Firms in Nigeria (Published)

The study examines the impact of board structure on accounting conservatism in listed non-financial firms in Nigeria. The longitudinal research design was adopted and the study covered the period from 2010-2019. study period, there are 75 quoted non-financial firms in the Nigerian Exchange Group classification and these will constitute the sample.  In this study, secondary data, by way of annual reports and accounts of the sampled companies in Nigeria and some relevant Nigerian Exchange Group fact books were used to collect data. The effect of corporate governance structure on accounting conservatism was analysed using panel regression. This study employed descriptive statistical methods and includes descriptive techniques such as the mean, standard deviation, range, frequency distribution. More importantly, the random effects (RE) and fixed effects (FE) regression as estimated. The findings of the study reveals that Board size (BDS) has a significant impact on accounting conservatism particularly for Market to book (MTB) and income statement based indicators of accounting conservatism. Also, Board independence (BDIND) has a significant impact on accounting conservatism and this is persistent across all three measures of accounting conservatism used in the study. Board gender diversity (BGD) has a significant impact on accounting conservatism particularly, for accrual based indicators. Hence the study recommends the need for corporate boards to reflect and represent all significant stakeholder interests so that board decisions will not be skewed unhealthily. Therefore, the study recommends for the presence of more independent directors in corporate boards. The study recommends the need for an increase in the level of gender diversity in corporate boards. The study recommends that there is need for shareholders to look closely in order to monitor the practices of management.

Citation: Chiedu Christian O., Anichebe, S. A., Emeka-Nwokeji, N. A. (2022) Board Structure and Accounting Conservatism in Listed Non-Financial Firms in Nigeria, European Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance Research, Vol.10, No. 3, pp.42-58


Keywords: Accounting Conservatism, Board Structure, Nigeria, Non-financial firms

The Suggestion of Some Comparative European Group Corporate Governance Standards after Financial Crisis, Corporate Scandals and Manipulation (Published)

In past few years, corporate scandals and bankruptcy in US and Europe and other parts of the world show some certain evidence on weak corporate governance, weak internal control system and weak audit. Though there are a few researches which have been done in the field of international corporate governance standards, we believe that this field with more rooms to explore. Therefore, this paper chooses a different analytical approach and among its aims is to give some systematic opinions. First, it classifies European Group representative corporate governance (CG) standards into two (2) groups: EASD and ECODA CG principles covered in group 1 and, group 2, including EFAMA Code and Corporate Practices from EBRD, so-called relative good CG group, while it uses ACCA and CFA principles as reference. Second, it , through analysis, shows differences between above set of standards which are and have been used as reference principles for many relevant organizations. Third, it establishes a selected comparative set of standards for European group representative corporate governance system in accordance to international standards.
Last but not least, this paper covers some ideas and policy suggestions.

Keywords: Board Structure, Code Of Best Practice, Corporate Governance Standards, Corporate Scandals, Internal Audit, Market Manipulation, financial crisis