- Title: Mr
- Position: PhD Student - Department of Accounting and Corporate Governance
- Load: PhD Student Full Time
- Principal supervisor: Associate Professor Sue Wright
- Associate supervisor: Dr Alan Kilgore
- Date of submission: 21/02/2015
- Thesis title: The Relative Importance of Corporate Governance Attributes: Evidence from Corporate Stakeholders
This study is built around the importance of good corporate governance in the capital market, particularly following several corporate collapses. This is evident in Australia from the establishment and subsequent amendment of ASX Principles of Good Corporate Governance (POGCG) in 2003 and Corporate Law Economic Reform Program (CLERP) 9 in 2004. While these regulations introduce several corporate governance attributes to protect the interest of stakeholders, they are based on assumptions of what good corporate governance attributes are rather than empirical evidence of which attributes are important for the stakeholders. As a response to this problem, this study aims to examine the relative importance of corporate governance attributes in assessments of good corporate governance with evidence from corporate stakeholders. The result of this study is expected to provide recommendations to regulatory bodies in relation to future revision of current corporate governance policies. Furthermore, it might also provide contribution to the literature by providing guidance to future corporate governance research.