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Volume 3 (17) Number 1 pp. 184-204

Steve Letza

Bournemouth University, Executive Business Centre, Bournemouth University

Corporate governance and the African business context: the case of Nigeria

Abstract:

A robust institutional framework is essential to enable fi rms to function efficiently. The aspect of corporate governance investigated in this paper is the legal and
societal principles and process which form the business context within which firms
operate. The paper explores the challenges to firms trading in Africa arising from cultural
dynamics peculiar to the continent and further explores the historical reasons
for the present cultural context to business in Africa. Nigeria is presented as a special
case, perhaps even an extreme case, of the challenges to corporate governance in
Africa since it is perceived by many to be one of the weaker environments given its
perceived levels of corruption. The paper concludes with an assessment of the likelihood
of African states successfully tackling corruption in the future as the current approaches
unfold over the coming years.

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Keywords: corporate governance, corruption, Africa

DOI: 10.18559/ebr.2017.1.10

For citation:

MLA Letza, Steve. "Corporate governance and the African business context: the case of Nigeria." Economics and Business Review EBR 17.1 (2017): 184-204. DOI: 10.18559/ebr.2017.1.10
APA Letza, S. (2017). Corporate governance and the African business context: the case of Nigeria. Economics and Business Review EBR 17(1), 184-204 DOI: 10.18559/ebr.2017.1.10
ISO 690 LETZA, Steve. Corporate governance and the African business context: the case of Nigeria. Economics and Business Review EBR, 2017, 17.1: 184-204. DOI: 10.18559/ebr.2017.1.10