Corporate governance practices and performance of Coffee farmers' cooperative societies in Bungoma county
The broad objective of the study was to determine the relationship between various components of corporate governance and performance of coffee farmer's cooperative society in Bungoma County .The study was guided by the following specific objectives; To establish the relationship the between board size, board composition and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) status on performance of coffee farmer's co-operative societies in Bungoma County between 1999 and 2008; To determine the role of the corporate officials in Bungoma County between 1999 and 2008; To establish the challenges faced by the coffee farmer's cooperative societies in practicing of good corporate governance, in Bungoma County between 1999 and 2008. The study targeted 20 coffee farmer's co-operative society in Bungoma County as at 30th July 1996. Data was obtained from the ministry of co-operative offices in Bungoma town for the period between 1999 and 2008. The key findings of the study revealed a linear relationship between performance and Board size; Secretary -manager (CEO) status and board composition.