Board characteristics and credit-union performance

Unda, Luisa A. ; Ahmed, Kamran ; Mather, Paul R.

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Document Type: Article
Year of publication: 2019
The title of a journal, publication series: Accounting and Finance
Volume: 59
Issue number: 4
Page range: 2735-2764
Place of publication: Richmond, Vic.
Publishing house: Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN: 0810-5391 , 1467-629X
Publication language: English
Institution: Business School > ABWL u. Corporate Finance (Maug)
Subject: 330 Economics
Classification: JEL: G21 , G34 , G38,
Keywords (English): Board characteristics , credit unions , democratic governance , financial performance , member benefit
Abstract: We examine the role of board characteristics on the performance of Australian credit unions during the period 2004–2012. Credit unions are unique as they are member-owned institutions, and their directors are democratically elected by their members – an unusual governance structure that poses challenges for board effectiveness. We find that board remuneration, board expertise and attendance at meetings are associated with increased credit-union performance and are consistent with the goal of maximising member benefits. While the unique features of credit unions limit the presence of external monitoring mechanisms, we provide evidence that these board characteristics are relevant for credit unions.

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