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Corporate governance, accounting and finance: a review

Brown, Philip, Beekes, Wendy, & Verhoeven, Peter (2011) Corporate governance, accounting and finance: a review. Accounting and Finance, 51(1), pp. 96-172.

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Abstract

We review accounting and finance research on corporate governance (CG). In the course of our review, we focus on a particularly vexing issue, namely endogeneity in the relationships between CG and other matters of concern to accounting and finance scholars, and suggest ways to deal with it. Given the advent of large commercial CG databases, we also stress the importance of how CG is measured and in particular, the construction of CG indices, which should be sensitive to local institutional arrangements, and the need to capture both internal and external aspects of governance. The ‘stickiness’ of CG characteristics provides an additional challenge to CG scholars. Better theory is required, for example, to explain whether various CG practices substitute for each other or are complements. While a multidisciplinary approach to developing better theory is never without its difficulties, it could enrich the current body of knowledge in CG. Despite the vastness of the existing CG literature, these issues do suggest a number of avenues for future research.

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ID Code: 45553
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Corporate governance, agency costs, directors; duality, board committees, ownership structure, shareholder activism, auditor independence, accounting quality, endogeneity
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-629X.2010.00385.x
ISSN: 0810-5391
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ECONOMICS (140000) > APPLIED ECONOMICS (140200) > Financial Economics (140207)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > ACCOUNTING AUDITING AND ACCOUNTABILITY (150100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BANKING FINANCE AND INVESTMENT (150200)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Economics & Finance
Deposited On: 29 Aug 2011 14:11
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2012 15:03

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