Talk:Corporate governance

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edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Corporate governance:
  • The definition of corporate governance is biased and getting more so. This definition just reflects ONE view, Anglo-Saxon view of corporate governance.
  • Explain differences in corporate voting systems, in particular the difference between cumulative voting and block voting. Some governments require particular voting systems. There is also likely academic research to cite about the effect of the voting system on the actions/makeup of the board.
  • Make this article more international. A lot of the article refers to patterns, practices and customs prevalent in the U.K. and maybe also the U.S.A., but ignores the fact that corporate governance in the rest of the world is very different from that in these two countries. For example, the previous version of the article made no difference between ownership and control and used both terms interchangeably. It assumed that ownership is equivalent to control and vice-versa. This is clearly only the case in the U.K., but not elsewhere (including the U.S.A.) due to the existence of dual-class shares, pyramids of ownership as well as other mechanisms which create a wedge between ownership and control. I have tidied up the article in this sense, but more needs to be done.

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Dr. Guha has reviewed this Wikipedia page, and provided us with the following comments to improve its quality:


One area of concern is whether the auditing firm acts as both the independent auditor and management consultant to the firm they are auditing. This may result in a conflict of interest which places the integrity of financial reports in doubt due to client pressure to appease management. The power of the corporate client to initiate and terminate management consulting services and, more fundamentally, to select and dismiss accounting firms contradicts the concept of an independent auditor. Changes enacted in the United States in the form of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (following numerous corporate scandals, culminating with the Enron scandal) prohibit accounting firms from providing both auditing and management consulting services. Similar provisions are in place under clause 49 of Standard Listing Agreement in India.

Add "Economists such as Guha (2009) have analyzed issues related to auditor-client collusion, showing that firms can maintain the credibility of their external auditors by hiring auditors who have many other clients." Please cite: Guha, Brishti (2009) : Malfeasance and the Market.2009,VDM Verlag Dr Muller,e.K. ISBN 978-3-8364-3994-7.


We hope Wikipedians on this talk page can take advantage of these comments and improve the quality of the article accordingly.

Dr. Guha has published scholarly research which seems to be relevant to this Wikipedia article:


  • Reference : Brishti Guha, 2005. "Honesty and Intermediation: Corporate Cheating, Auditor Involvement and the Implications for Development," Working Papers 18-2005, Singapore Management University, School of Economics.

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