Board Gender Heterogeneity, Corporate Diversification and Cash Flow Performance of Deposit Money Banks in Nigeria: An Independent and Joint Effect Analysis
Asian Journal of Economics, Business and Accounting,
The objective of this study was to examine the effect of board gender heterogeneity and corporate diversification on cash flow performance of Deposit Money Banks (DMBs) in Nigeria. The study specifically examined the effect of gender heterogeneity and business subsidiary on operating, investing and financing cash flow performances. The study adopted the ex-post facto research design; as the goal is not to manipulate any variable but rather to establish effect. The population comprised quoted DMBs and the sample restricted to a purposive sample of six (6) banks whose annual reports were accessible for the period of 2005-2020 which is the time scope of this study. The data were analysed using the multiple regression technique. The results showed that gender heterogeneity and corporate diversification does not have a statistically significant effect on cash flow performance jointly and individually. Based on these findings, the study recommended that Gender heterogeneity should be allowed on the boards of DMBs not necessarily to promote cash flow performance, but for equity, fairness and relative peace as supported by previous literature.
- Gender heterogeneity
- corporate diversification and cash flow performance
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