The political economy of corporate governance in developing economies: The case of Bangladesh

Faizul Haque, Thankom Arun, Colin Kirkpatrick

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    Abstract

    The paper investigates the influence of concentrated shareholding, boardroom politics and interest group politics in the quality of corporate governance in listed firms. It finds that the controlling shareholders exert influence in boardroom politics through family-aligned board and executive management. The evidence shows that concentrated ownership, family-aligned board and management, and political connection(s) of the controlling shareholder(s) tend to be inversely associated with the quality of corporate governance in a firm. The findings of the study suggest that the broad-based interest group politics which influence both political preference and corporate control politics contribute significantly to the current state of corporate governance in developing economies. © 2011 Elsevier B.V.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)169-182
    Number of pages14
    JournalResearch in International Business and Finance
    Volume25
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011

    Keywords

    • Asia
    • Bangladesh
    • Corporate governance
    • Interest group politics
    • Political economy

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