Corporate Governance and Investment Decisions in Deposit Money Banks in Nigeria

Document Type: Original Research


Department of Accounting, Bells University of Technology, Ota Ogun State, Nigeria


Recently, following financial crises in the global world, the focus of attention has been moved towards how a company is being managed. This study examined the effect of corporate governance on investment decisions of shareholders of listed banks in the Nigerian capital market from 2005 to 2015. The study adopted the secondary method of acquiring data which was sourced from financial statements of eight banks listed. Panel Regression Analysis was employed in the analysis of the data collected with the use of electronic views. The results revealed that there exists a positive and significant relationship between corporate governance (board size, board independence and audit committee independence) and investment decisions of shareholders. Consequently, it is recommended that to further provide effective corporate governance measures, strengthening of corporate governance and accounting standards in Nigeria would go a long way in promoting investors’ confidence and thereby create positive investing decision.


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