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Institutional shareholder activism in Nigeria: an accountability perspective

Uche, Chinyere; Adegbite, Emmanuel; Jones, Mike


Chinyere Uche

Professor in Accounting Andcorporate 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.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jun 3, 2016
Journal Accounting Forum
Print ISSN 0155-9982
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 40
Issue 2
Pages 78-88
APA6 Citation 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
Keywords Accountability theory; Agency theory; Institutional shareholders; Nigeria; Shareholder activism; Shareholders' associations
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