volume 34, issue 3, P338-371 2019
DOI: 10.1108/maj-11-2017-1704
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Mohamed A. Ayadi, Nesrine Ayadi, Samir Trabelsi

Abstract: Purpose This paper aims to analyze the effects of internal and external governance mechanisms on the performance and risk taking of banks from the Euro zone before and after the 2008 financial crisis. Design/methodology/approach To avoid macroeconomic problems and shocks and because of data availability, the authors select some countries of the Euro zone, namely, France, Belgium, Germany and Finland, during the 2004-2009 period. These countries share similar macroeconomic environments (unemployment, inflati…

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