Institutional determinants of good corporate governance: the case of Nigeria

Adegbite, Emmanuel (2010) Institutional determinants of good corporate governance: the case of Nigeria. In: Academy of International Business UK & Ireland Chapter (AIB-UKI) 37th Annual Conference, 8-10 April 2010, Dublin, Ireland.

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Abstract

In this paper, we present a case study of Nigeria to show that national corporate governance systems are endogenous responses to certain national and firm-specific institutional environments. We further show the emergence of institutional maintenance, a situation where regulatory reforms at the macro-industry level are unable to deconstruct the self-reinforcing institutional landscape, and effect a change in behavior. Consequentially, we point out some translational challenges in enacting uniform corporate governance practices across different institutional environments.We contribute to the literature on corporate governance in Africa, whilst creating an understanding of the institutional embeddedness of corporate governance in varieties of capitalism.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: institutional theory, institutional maintenance, good corporate governance, Africa
Subjects: N900 Others in Business and Administrative studies
T500 African studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School > Accounting and Finance
Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2012 13:22
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:04
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/8530

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