Corporate Governance and Performance of Banks in Sub Sahara Africa

The Gender Diversity Debate

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In recent years, celebrated corporate and system failures coupled with dynamic and an increasingly complex operating environments have turned heightened attention to the need for good corporate governance globally.Consequently there is sharpened focus on board composition characteristics and effectiveness. For a board to be effective, it requires diversity. Female directors inject gender diversity and are considered important for achieving board effectiveness and enhanced sustainable financial performance.However, these assertions have become subject of hot and protracted debate with conflicting findings.This book provides empirical evidence from Sub Saharan Africa‘s perspective to enrich the debate and support either of the opposing camps. The book examines the conceptual issues, major theoretical nexus and practical realities involved in corporate governance globally.It traces its origin, evolution and necessity while identifying gaps in empirical literature over performance of banks in Sub Saharan Africa.Global trends in corporate governance are captured.It is a-must read for students, scholars & professionals in:Banking, Finance, Management/Administration & policy makers.


Anthony Nzeribe Chizue Nwaubani


A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, Chartered and former Banker, Dr Anthony Nzeribe Chizue Nwaubani holds a PhD in Banking & Finance from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka Nigeria, EMBA from University of Calabar. He is a former lecturer in the Dept of Banking & Finance, Michael Okpara University where he had his MSc-Fin.

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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing


Tokenism, critical mass, Internal Controls, Firm characteristics, Professionalism, Skills, Agency cost

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