Effective board management and good corporate performance in nigerian public liability companies


  • John Nkeobuna Nnah Ugoani College of Management and Social Sciences, Rhema University




Effective board management, Good corporate performance, Emotional intelligence, Transformational leadership, Shareholder value


The need for effective board management and good corporate performance lies at the heart of good corporate governance theory because as the agency theory contends the managers’ interest and the interest of shareholders are not almost always the same. Good corporate performance is the basis of the business as reflected through enhanced shareholder value measured by return on investment, return on assets or return on equity. Effective board management necessary for good corporate performance requires significant dose of emotional intelligence competencies such as integrity, transparency and loyalty. Such will ensure that the board of directors exercises internal control through effective monitoring roles aimed at protecting shareholders’ interest as contemplated by the principles of good corporate governance. Ninety seven individuals participated in the study conducted through the exploratory research design. Data were analyzed through descriptive and regression statistical techniques and it was found that effective board management has significant positive correlation with good corporate performance. There is need for more understanding in this area, therefore further study could examine the relationship between corporate fraud and incessant bank failures in Nigeria despite various regulatory interventions. Consequent on the result of this study, it was suggested that the appointment of members of the board of directors of public liability companies in Nigeria must not be done without consideration to relevant experience.

Author Biography

John Nkeobuna Nnah Ugoani, College of Management and Social Sciences, Rhema University

John N. N. Ugoani, holds a PhD degree in management. He is a senior lecturer and coordinator College of Management and Social Sciences at Rhema University Aba, Nigeria, and teaches courses on business, management, production management, human resource management, industrial relations, psychology and industrial psychology. John has over scholarly publications with over 1000 full text readership downloads and 5000 abstract views worldwide. He is listed among Ten Top Authors by Social Science Research Network. His present research interests are in the areas of emotional intelligence, managerial psychology, global human resource management, bank management, conflict management, governance, knowledge management, leadership, entrepreneurship, diversity, public policy, among others. Before entering academia, he was a senior manager at First Bank until 2009.


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