Board Characteristics and Performance of East Africa Companies

Dorika Jeremiah Mwamtambulo

Abstract

In themanagement of agency problems, the board of directors is an essential tool for monitoring the activities of the managers. The board of directors has specific characteristics associated with its effectiveness and efficiency, which can be transformed into the general performance of the company. This study aimed at providing evidence regarding the characteristics possessed by the East Africa community companies’ board of directors and their influence on the companies performance. Simultaneous system of equations and annual data from 16 companies for a period between 2003 and 2017 was used in the study. The study observed that the market performance measures to be highly influenced by the changes in the characteristics of the board such as board size, the proportion of women, proportion of independent directors and proportion of foreign directors. On the other hand, the account performance measures were less influenced by the board characteristics, and only ROE was more associated with the changes on board characteristics. During this period, the market was more overwhelmed by new information regarding the board characteristics as compared to the performance of the account measures.
Author Dorika Jeremiah Mwamtambulo (WUEB)
Dorika Jeremiah Mwamtambulo,,
- Wroclaw University of Economics and Business
Pages125-146
Publication size in sheets1.05
Book Jajuga Krzysztof, Locarek-Junge Hermann, Orlowski Lucjan T., Staehr Karsten (eds.): Contemporary Trends and Challenges in Finance. Proceedings from the 5th Wroclaw International Conference in Finance, Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics, 2020, Springer, ISBN 9783030430771, [9783030430788], 250 p., DOI:10.1007/978-3-030-43078-8
DOIDOI:10.1007/978-3-030-43078-8_11
Languageen angielski
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