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Why the acceptance of voluntary codes on corporate Governance by listed Firms is so rapid?: A theoretical explanation

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Implementation of principles of the Codes on Corporate Governance (CCG) is aimed at minimizing agency conflicts and corporate governance problems in the listed firms. It is, however, observed that such conflicts and problems occur frequently despite the rapid implementation of the CCG by listed firms. We developed a theoretical framework to understand why do firms accept and implement the voluntary CCG principles and what type of behaviours could be expected from top management. We argue that ccorporations implement the principles and provisions of the voluntary CCG due to (a) their compliance with societal norms and ethics,(b)coercive isomorphic behavior of managers, (c) the need for basic integration and adaptive and mimetic behavior of managers, (d) specific needs of corporations, and (e).strategic vs. self-focused behavior of CEOs and non-executive directors (NEDs).

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Gunathilake, W., & Chandrakumara, A. (2012). Why the acceptance of voluntary codes on corporate Governance by listed Firms is so rapid?: A theoretical explanation. Corporate Ownership and Control, 9(3 Continued 1), 186-194. doi:10.22495/cocv9i3c1art3

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84912064004

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 186

End Page


  • 194

Volume


  • 9

Issue


  • 3 Continued 1

Abstract


  • Implementation of principles of the Codes on Corporate Governance (CCG) is aimed at minimizing agency conflicts and corporate governance problems in the listed firms. It is, however, observed that such conflicts and problems occur frequently despite the rapid implementation of the CCG by listed firms. We developed a theoretical framework to understand why do firms accept and implement the voluntary CCG principles and what type of behaviours could be expected from top management. We argue that ccorporations implement the principles and provisions of the voluntary CCG due to (a) their compliance with societal norms and ethics,(b)coercive isomorphic behavior of managers, (c) the need for basic integration and adaptive and mimetic behavior of managers, (d) specific needs of corporations, and (e).strategic vs. self-focused behavior of CEOs and non-executive directors (NEDs).

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Gunathilake, W., & Chandrakumara, A. (2012). Why the acceptance of voluntary codes on corporate Governance by listed Firms is so rapid?: A theoretical explanation. Corporate Ownership and Control, 9(3 Continued 1), 186-194. doi:10.22495/cocv9i3c1art3

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84912064004

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 186

End Page


  • 194

Volume


  • 9

Issue


  • 3 Continued 1