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Genderová diverzita ve správních radách a politika vyplácení dividend vybraných nigerijských firem
Board Gender Diversity and Dividend Policy in Nigerian Listed Firms

Author(s): Sunday Olugboyega KAJOLA, Jayeola Olabisi, Kenny Adedapo Soyemi, Kenny Olayiwola
Subject(s): Business Economy / Management, Business Ethics
Published by: Vysoká škola finanční a správní, a.s.
Keywords: agency; corporate governance; dividend; gender diversity; Nigeria; outcome hypothesis; substitution hypothesis

Summary/Abstract: This paper assessed the effect of proportion of female directors in corporate boards on dividend policy of 19 Nigerian listed consumer goods and industrial companies for the seven-year period, 2010–2016. Using Random Effects Generalised Least Squares (REGLS)model as estimation technique, the result indicated a positive and significant association between the number of women in corporate boardrooms and dividend policy. The outcome is consistent with the view that female directors are more involved in monitoring activities than their male counterpart in boardrooms. The finding also provides empirical evidence in support of outcome hypothesis where dividend payment is related to the corporate governance regime that is in place in an organization.

  • Issue Year: 13/2019
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 135-151
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: English