Home List of Titles An empirical analysis of chronic corporate governance failures: evidence from Australia, India and UK
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- An empirical analysis of chronic corporate governance failures: evidence from Australia, India and UK
- Thyil, Vijaya; Young, Suzanne
- Corporate governance systems aim to promote the fundamental values of a market economy in a democratic society by assuring society that large corporations are well-run institutions, safeguarded against corruption and mismanagement, and that the investing public can confidently commit their funds (CIPE, 2002). However, the unrelenting stream of governance failures is testimony that corporate governance systems have failed to meet the intended aims. This paper aims to identify and explain the governance failures by exploring five major aspects of governance, namely, board practices, remuneration issues, risk management lapses, concerns with shareholder rights and disclosure issues, from data gathered from in-depth key informant interviews of a range of key actors in governance, conducted during 2007-2009 in Australia, UK and India. Key sub themes in relation to governance trigger points were uncovered. For practitioners, focusing on these aspects would bring about improvements in governance. For policy makers, the data on interlinkages shows that any changes to codes or regulations should take into account the combined effect of these key governance variables. For theory, the sub themes, in relating to key components of Agency theory, demonstrates through a process approach, how and in what ways the key actors, namely the board, managers and shareholders can interact to improve governance.
- Publication type
- Conference paper
- Research centre
- Swinburne University of Technology
- Proceedings of 'Social innovation for competitiveness, organizational performance and human excellence', the 12th European Academy of Management (EURAM) Conference, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 06-08 June 2012
- Publication year
- Board practices; Corporate governance; International corporate governance; Shareholder rights
- Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
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- Copyright © 2012.
- Peer reviewed