Revisiting the factors influencing corporate dividend policy decisions: Evidence from listed banks in Ghana / Ibrahim Nandom Yakubu.

Yakubu, Ibrahim Nandom (2019) Revisiting the factors influencing corporate dividend policy decisions: Evidence from listed banks in Ghana / Ibrahim Nandom Yakubu. Management & Accounting Review (MAR), 18 (3). pp. 31-50. ISSN 2550-1895

Abstract

Dividend policy determinants have been explored for decades, yet a consensus on the factors that determine dividend policies among firms has not been so far established as findings differ depending on the industry and sector. This paper aims to contribute to the existing literature by examining the factors influencing dividend policy of listed banks in Ghana relying on bank-level data spanning 2006 – 2015. Using the pooled ordinary least squares, fixed and random effects as estimation techniques, the findings show that dividend policy of banks is significantly driven by bank growth, profitability, bank size, and leverage. Capital adequacy ratio and domestic macroeconomic instability proxied by inflation were found to be insignificant. The findings lend strong support for the agency cost theory and the pecking order hypothesis of dividend policy.

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Item Type: Article
Creators:
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Yakubu, Ibrahim NandomUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Corporations > Corporate organization. Corporate governance
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Corporations > International business enterprises. Multinational corporations
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Accounting Research Institute (ARI)
Journal or Publication Title: Management & Accounting Review (MAR)
Journal: UiTM Journal > Management & Accounting Review (MAR)
ISSN: 2550-1895
Volume: 18
Number: 3
Page Range: pp. 31-50
Item ID: 30987
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dividend Policy, Listed Banks, Dividend
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/30987

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