Corporate Governance in Less Developed and Emerging Economies

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Emerald Group Publishing, 2008 - Business & Economics - 548 pages
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Corporate governance reform has become an important global policy agenda driven by events such as the 1997 Asian financial crisis, corporate scandals (such as Enron and WorldCom) and the globalisation of capital markets. This book advances debate on corporate governance, accountability and transparency in less developed and emerging economies.
 

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Contents

Introduction to Corporate Governance in Less Developed and Emerging Economies
1
Chapter 1 Corporate Governance Dual Language Reporting and the Timeliness of Annual Reports on the Nairobi Stock Exchange
13
Chapter 2 Corporate Governance Online Reporting by Saudi Listed Companies
39
A ReExamination of Agency Theory Predictions
65
Malaysian Evidence
97
Chapter 5 A Study of Corporate Governance Disclosure and Its CountryLevel Determinants in the Emerging Markets
125
The Experience of Emerging Market Economies
157
Evidence from China
189
Chapter 10 Changing Regimes of Governance in a Less Developed Country
273
The Case of Rural Banks in Ghana
311
Perspectives from Southern Africa
335
Chapter 13 Corporate Governance in Infancy and Growth An InterviewBased Study of the Development of Governance and Corporate Regulation i...
359
The Role of Management Accounting and Costing Systems in a Transitional Public Health Organization
409
The Views of Corporate Practitioners
455
The Case of Developing Countries
483
A UserS Oriented Model
519

Chapter 8 The Influence of Ownership Structures and Board Practices on Corporate Social Disclosures in Bangladesh
211
Is Legitimacy Theory at Work?
239

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