The relationship between corporate governance and bank performance in Hong Kong
Central to corporate governance are the potential conflicts associated with the separation of ownership and control in corporations which in turn influence firm performance. The purpose of corporate governance is to protect shareholders' rights and interests and to ensure that corporate managers are prevented from applying insufficient work effort or pursuing their own interests at the detriment of equity holders. This study will focus on the impact of corporate governance on bank performance in Hong Kong. This is extremely important because financial institutions play a special role in the economic system as they greatly facilitate the efficient allocation of scarce capital resources. In addition, the Hong Kong banking sector is an important player in the international financial and foreign exchange centers. This study will analyze the impacts of corporate governance arrangements such as board size and composition on bank performance using panel regression methods.