Trabelsi, Mohamed Ali (2009): Governance and performance of Tunisian banks. Published in: International Journal of Economics and Finance , Vol. 2, No. 3 (August 2010): pp. 189-198.
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Developing banking standards is an important process for a country’s financial and economic well being. Their importance incites governments to insure the stability and the good performance of their banking systems. Accordingly, several researchers pay a particular attention to banking governance. Specifically, shareholders-managers’ convergence of interests and the possible repercussions of these on the performance of banks can be avoided only by implementing a solid system of governance. The main purpose of this article is to determine the impact of governance on the performance of banks, through an empirical study of a sample of 10 Tunisian banks during the period 1997-2007. Our empirical investigation shows a positive association between external administrators and performance. It is worth noting that a high number of administrators results in a negative effect on performance. The results also reveal that managers lack control while the board of directors seems to exert a lot of power. This state of affairs results from the fact of associating the role of the manager with that of the board of directors. Finally, our results reveal a negative association between the presence of a group of dominant shareholders and performance, a phenomenon which might be explained in terms of private appropriation of benefits.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Governance and performance of Tunisian banks|
|English Title:||Governance and performance of Tunisian banks|
|Keywords:||Banks, Corporate governance, Board of directors, Ownership structure, Performance, Shareholders, Managers.|
|Subjects:||G - Financial Economics > G3 - Corporate Finance and Governance > G34 - Mergers ; Acquisitions ; Restructuring ; Corporate Governance
G - Financial Economics > G3 - Corporate Finance and Governance > G32 - Financing Policy ; Financial Risk and Risk Management ; Capital and Ownership Structure ; Value of Firms ; Goodwill
|Depositing User:||Mohamed Ali Trabelsi|
|Date Deposited:||13. Nov 2010 20:49|
|Last Modified:||14. Feb 2013 06:12|
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