Firm value is dependent on Corporate governance which leads to increased value. High valued firms attract more investors. Towards firm value protection, minimum capital requirements were raised by the Central Bank of Kenya from 250 million to 1 billion shillings on commercial banks to cushion bank shareholders value. Despite the increased oversight and regulatory efforts on corporate governance to protect and enhance firm value, some commercial banks have recorded low firm value. Hence, this study sought to investigate the effect of corporate governance on firm value of commercial banks in Kenya. The study was anchored on Agency Theory. Explanatory research design was adopted. Target population was forty four Kenyan commercial banks, where a census was conducted. Secondary data was collected from published financial statements and bank websites for the period 2009 to 2018. STATA version 13.0 was used for data analysis. Descriptive and inferential statistics specifically panel regression was used in data analysis. The study findings established that there is a statistically significant effect between corporate governance and firm value of commercial banks in Kenya. Therefore, the study concluded that firms with good corporate governance have high firm value. And as such, these calls for the management of the commercial banks improve corporate which will go a long way in improving firm value. There is also need for Central bank of Kenya, Capital Markets Authority and Nairobi Securities Exchange to emphasis on corporate governance to enable achievement of high firm value.
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Stephen Muathe: Email:email@example.com, School of Business, Kenyatta University
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While it is widely known that human resource management (HRM) is vital to competitive success, discussion has rarely included small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) let alone SMEs in Australia. This neglect is surprising given that SMES play an important role in the development of every economy especially in Australia’s economy. With the globalization of the world economy, knowledge, and information technology expanding, the survival and development of small and medium enterprises are facing more competition pressure. This has made the investment in human resources a necessity in such a way that helps small and medium enterprises be able to resist the challenges they face in the hostile environment they operate in. If managed effectively and efficiently, human resources management can play a critical role in achieving the objectives and goals of any and all enterprises. This paper analyzes the many different issues faced by human resource management in Australia’s small and medium enterprises such as recruitment, performances, succession planning, Time Management, Skill Management, Training and at the same time provides countermeasures which would contribute to the lasting succession and progress of small and medium enterprises.
Noimilynn N.F. Pigao: Department of Business school, Hohai University, China (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Stephane Pabangou: Department of Business school, Yangzhou University, China (email: email@example.com)
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