ISSN: 1998 - 4162

JISR MSSE Journal Contents

Volume 14, Number 1, January 2016

Board Characteristics and Bank Performance: Evidence from Iraq
Hamid Mohsin Jadah - Kerbala University, , Iraq
Logasvathi A/P Murugiah - University Utara Malaysia, , Malaysia

This paper presents the key role of corporate governance on the performance of banks in Iraq. This study aims to examine the relationship between board characteristics and bank performance by considering panel data of 24 banks for period 2005-2014 in Iraq. This relationship is estimated by using the panel OLS and regression technique. The findings reveal there is a significant positive relationship between board composition, board size and bank performance. Additionally, findings show that female board of directors is one of the reasons to make down the bank performance in Iraq. Taken together, this study finding recommended to regulators, in particular for the current financial reform of corporate boards.


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