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Institutional shareholder activism in Nigeria: an accountability perspective

Uche, Chinyere; Adegbite, Emmanuel; Jones, Mike

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Chinyere Uche

Professor in Accounting and Corporate Governance

Mike Jones


Research has identified institutional shareholders and shareholders' associations as separate groups that are able to interact and promote accountability through shareholder activism. This study employs a qualitative methodology to critically evaluate how institutional shareholders perceive the participation of Nigerian shareholders' associations in shareholder activism. We examine three features of accountability that are vital in shareholder activism; dialectical activity, independence and agenda. We contribute to the accountability literature by showing how these three features shape institutional shareholders' perception of shareholders' associations as shareholder activists. Our findings show distinct differences between the views of representatives from active and passive institutional shareholders.


Uche, C., Adegbite, E., & Jones, M. (2016). Institutional shareholder activism in Nigeria: an accountability perspective. Accounting Forum, 40(2), 78-88. doi:10.1016/j.accfor.2016.03.001

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Mar 4, 2016
Online Publication Date Mar 30, 2016
Publication Date Jun 3, 2016
Deposit Date Dec 5, 2018
Publicly Available Date Dec 5, 2018
Journal Accounting Forum
Print ISSN 0155-9982
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 40
Issue 2
Pages 78-88
Keywords Accountability theory; Agency theory; Institutional shareholders; Nigeria; Shareholder activism; Shareholders' associations
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