Corporate governance codes: a review and research agenda

Cuomo, Francesca ORCID:, Mallin, Christine and Zattoni, Alessandro (2016) Corporate governance codes: a review and research agenda. Corporate Governance: An International Review, 24 (3). pp. 222-241. ISSN 0964-8410

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Manuscript Type: Review Research Question/Issue: This study reviews previous country-level and firm-level studies on corporate governance codes up to 2014 in order to highlight recent trends and indicate future avenues of research. Research Findings/Results: Our data show that research on codes increases over time consistently with the diffusion and the relevance of the empirical phenomenon. Despite previous studies have substantially enriched our knowledge of the antecedents and the consequences of governance codes, our study shows there are still several opportunities for making significant contributions in this area. Theoretical Implications: Agency theory is the dominant theoretical framework, although other theoretical perspectives (especially the institutional one) are increasingly adopted. Future studies should be aimed at widening and combining various theoretical lenses so as to develop new interpretations and a better understanding of governance codes. Practical Implications: Legislators and policy makers should continue to develop and update the recommendations of national governance codes in order to address the potential failures of corporate governance mechanisms in place.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: corporate governance,good governance codes,corporate governance guidelines,sdg 16 - peace, justice and strong institutions ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/peace_justice_and_strong_institutions
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > Norwich Business School
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Accounting, Finance and Governance (former - to 2017)
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Responsible Business Regulation Group
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Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2016 09:13
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2022 00:05
DOI: 10.1111/corg.12148


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