Effect of corporate governance practices on financial performance of selected savings and credit cooperative organizations in Nairobi county.
Ndungu, Simon Njoroge
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Corporate governance is of great importance for financial performance. In Africa, Savings and Credit Cooperative Organizations (Sacco's) have been growing as a strong tool to meet financial needs. This is because, cooperatives are well placed to bring about equitable development and justice. However, Sacco's like any other business, are faced with challenges in their quest for growth and corporate governance stand as one of the main challenges facing Sacco's. Some of these Sacco's have come under spotlight for cases of mismanagement and number of them have closed and therefore if this trend is not checked, it may lead to depletion of Sacco s’ funds and collapse of more Sacco's in Kenya. This study therefore, investigatedeffect of corporate governancepracticeson financial performance of cooperative societies a case of Savings and Credit Cooperative Organizations (SACCOs) in Nairobi County. The study focused on influence of; Board size, CEO duality, Board Ownership and Board Composition. The findings of this study will hopefully be beneficial to executive members of Saccos' and other cooperative societies in improving the performance of cooperative societies and enable them to compete globally. This study applied descriptive survey design. The study focused on 38 deposit taking SACCOs in Nairobi County licensed by SASRA. The study applied simple random sampling method to select a sample. Data was collected through the questionnaire which comprised of both close ended and open ended questions. The data was coded in SPSS Vs21 through which analysis was conducted and the results of the findings were presented in tabular form to reflect both descriptive and regression analysis.