Regulatory multiplicity and conflict: Towards a combined code on corporate governance in Nigeria.
Given the multiplicity of codes designed to regulate different stakeholders in terms of promoting good corporate governance, this paper examines areas of conflicts among the various codes and the associated implications for corporate governance practices and regulatory compliances by public-listed Nigerian firms. Using the conflict-signalling theory for developing the conceptual framework, this study examines the proliferation of codes in Nigeria, through a mixed method approach to provide an exploratory account of the implications of corporate governance regulatory multiplicity. Evidence suggests the presence of conflict among the various codes which contributes to reduced compliance by firms and ineffective enforceability by regulatory agencies, which both impede good corporate governance in Nigeria. The findings advance conflict-signalling theory as an important framework for understanding the implications of the conflicts arising from the multiplicity of codes.
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Citation : Osemeke, L. and Adegbite, E. (2016) Regulatory multiplicity and conflict: Towards a combined code on corporate governance in Nigeria. Journal of Business Ethics, 133 (3), pp. 431-451
ISSN : 0167-4544
Research Group : Centre for Research on Organisational Governance
Peer Reviewed : Yes