Corporate governance and elites

Nakpodia, Franklin and Adegbite, Emmanuel (2018) Corporate governance and elites. Accounting Forum, 42 (1). pp. 17-31. ISSN 0155-9982

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Abstract

Using a qualitative methodology (interviews), we examine the relationship between the effectiveness of corporate governance mechanisms and elitist interventions. In doing this, we identify three elitist groups – political, cultural and religious, and investigate how they shape the legitimacy and effectiveness (or otherwise) of the institutional drivers of corporate governance in Nigeria. We caution the widely-held notion in the literature which suggests that institutions act as a check on the behaviour of elites and influence how elites compete and emerge. Alternatively, we argue that elites, in the presence of institutional voids, can invent, circumvent and corrupt institutions.

Item Type: Article
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Social Sciences > Nottingham University Business School
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.accfor.2017.11.002
Depositing User: Lashkova, Mrs Olga
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2018 09:53
Last Modified: 20 May 2019 04:30
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/55027

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