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The legitimising power of regulation for Australian banks: an institutional approach

Deo, Hemant, Abraham, Anne, & Irvine, Helen J. (2007) The legitimising power of regulation for Australian banks: an institutional approach. In Accounting & Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ), July 2007, Gold Coast Australia. (Unpublished)

Abstract

The history of the Australian banking system has been one of a striving for legitimacy, against a cycle of boom, bust and public antagonism. Despite a series of banking inquiries and ensuing regulatory reform, banks continue to announce unexpected results. Over the past 15 years, each of the four major Australian banks, while complying with the increasingly stringent requirements of regulatory bodies, reported at least one major financial blunder. An institutional perspective demonstrates that rules and regulations play a powerful legitimising role in assisting banks to maintain their public image in the face of such disasters.

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ID Code: 13061
Item Type: Conference Paper
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Keywords: Banking, legitimacy, institutional theory, regulation, compliance
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BANKING FINANCE AND INVESTMENT (150200) > Financial Institutions (incl. Banking) (150203)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > ACCOUNTING AUDITING AND ACCOUNTABILITY (150100) > Accounting Auditing and Accountability not elsewhere classified (150199)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 19 Mar 2008
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 23:50

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