Africapitalism and Corporate Governance

Adegbite, E., Nakpodia, F., Seny Kan, A.K. and Onakoya, O. (2018), "Africapitalism and corporate governance", in Africapitalism: Rethinking the Role of Business in Africa, pp. 71- 98, Cambridge University Press.

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Emmanuel Adegbite

University of Nottingham

Franklin Nakpodia

Independent

Konan Seny Kan

University of Otago ; University of Otago

Olorunfemi Onakoya

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: 2018

Abstract

Corporate governance is contextual (Adegbite and Nakajima, 2011), and context matters to Africapitalism (Amaeshi and Idemudia, 2015). The existence of different national institutions means that increased global competition, as well as the integration of financial markets, will not express themselves in the same ways in different national governance systems. As different systems of capitalism typically produce different responses to similar pressures, a one-size-fits-all approach to the firm’s governance is unattractive (Aguilera and Jackson, 2003). Following this position, the Africapitalist corporate governance model articulated in this chapter presents itself as an important structure for conceptualising, understanding and committing to the private sector’s participation in Africa’s socio-economic development. Therefore, defining and articulating the principles of this Africapitalist corporate governance model represents the main objective and contribution of this chapter. Drawing insights from Africa’s leading economies (South Africa and Nigeria), our discussions facilitate the emergence of a workable, practical and useful corporate governance model, which in turn promotes the Africapitalism project.

Suggested Citation

Adegbite, Emmanuel and Nakpodia, Franklin and Seny Kan, Konan Anderson and Seny Kan, Konan Anderson and Onakoya, Olorunfemi, Africapitalism and Corporate Governance (2018). Adegbite, E., Nakpodia, F., Seny Kan, A.K. and Onakoya, O. (2018), "Africapitalism and corporate governance", in Africapitalism: Rethinking the Role of Business in Africa, pp. 71- 98, Cambridge University Press., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3512802 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3512802

Emmanuel Adegbite (Contact Author)

University of Nottingham ( email )

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Franklin Nakpodia

Independent

Konan Anderson Seny Kan

University of Otago ( email )

60 Clyde St, North Dunedin
Dunedin 9016
Dunedin, Otago 9016
New Zealand

University of Otago ( email )

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Dunedin, 9054
New Zealand

Olorunfemi Onakoya

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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