International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Corporate Governance and National Culture are Siamese Twins: The Case of Cadbury (Nigeria) Plc
Ben. Oghojafor, Olusoji George, Oluwakemi Owoyemi

Recent corporate failures especially in the developed economies like the USA and the UK have infected the developing economies like Nigeria and brought the efficacy of corporate governance into the front burner. This study investigates the role of national culture on this efficacy relying on the recent financial failures at the Cadbury (Nigeria) Plc. The study employing the face-face interview research technique and relying on narrative/discourse analyses investigates the role of culture in the November 2006 financial failures which led to a loss of over USD25billion and the removal of all the Board of Directors. The study concludes that national culture plays a vital role in the efficacy of corporate governance.

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