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Independent board, gender diversity and bank performance in Nigeria: a system-GMM approach

Chinwe Okoyeuzu (Department of Banking and Finance, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nsukka, Nigeria)
Augustine Ujunwa (CBN, Abuja, Nigeria)
Angela Ifeanyi Ujunwa (Faculty of Business Administration, University of Nigeria, Enugu, Nigeria)
Emmanuel Onyebuchi Onah (Faculty of Business Administration, University of Nigeria, Enugu, Nigeria)

Gender in Management

ISSN: 1754-2413

Article publication date: 28 May 2021

Issue publication date: 12 July 2021

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Abstract

Purpose

This study aims to examine the effects of board independence and gender diversity on bank performance in Nigeria.

Design/methodology/approach

The two-step system-generalized method moment was used to estimate the effect of board independence and gender diversity on bank performance in Nigeria using annual data of 15 deposit money banks from 2006 to 2018.

Findings

The results revealed that gender diversity is a significant positive predictor of bank performance, whereas board independence is a negative predictor of bank performance in Nigeria.

Practical implications

Despite the significant positive relationship between gender diversity and bank performance, this paper does not recommend mandatory quota-based initiates of female representation on corporate boards because of the increasing number of female representations on corporate boards of banks in Nigeria.

Originality/value

The study contributes to corporate governance literature from developing country perspective and policy, particularly, on the relevance or otherwise of market-based measures in assessing bank performance in developing counties. This paper finds that market-based variables are not good measures of firm performance in economies with underdeveloped markets.

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Citation

Okoyeuzu, C., Ujunwa, A., Ujunwa, A.I. and Onah, E.O. (2021), "Independent board, gender diversity and bank performance in Nigeria: a system-GMM approach", Gender in Management, Vol. 36 No. 6, pp. 677-696. https://doi.org/10.1108/GM-04-2020-0129

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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