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Corporate Governance and Reporting

Research in Corporate Governance has been published on compliance with The UK Code and assessing the quality of company explanations.

International work has considered issues including compliance and disputes in countries including Bangladesh, Nigeria  and Russia. Doctoral Projects include work of the applicability of corporate governance to family businesses. Work in Reporting  includes studies on pressure groups, environmental reporting and Financial Reporting Council consultations. Other areas include the use of impression management in annual reports, CSR reporting by Egyptian banks, corporate governance  disclosures in Islamic Banks, corporate governance  in Africa and the impact of social media in developing countries.

Colleagues in this area are professionally and academically active including hosting conferences with practitioners (e.g. on Non-Executive Directors in June 2015) and leadership  work for the British Accounting & Finance Association (BAFA) amongst others. 

Recent Publications include:

Mason-Burdon, W and Sorour, K. (2018). “Institutionaltheory and Evolution of 'A Legitimate' compliance culture: the case of the UKfinancial service sector.” Journal of Business Ethics. 

Patten, D. M., & Shin, H. (2019). “Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal’s contributions to corporate social responsibility disclosure research: A review and assessment.” Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal. (In Press)

Shrives, P & Brennan, N. (2017). “Explanations for corporate governance non-compliance: A rhetorical analysis.” Critical Perspectives in Accounting, 49(C), 31-56.

Nakpodia, F and Shrives, P. (2019). “Examining thelink between religion and corporate governance; insights from Nigeria

Price, M., Harvey, C., Maclean, M., & Campbell, D. (2018). From Cadbury to Kay: discourse, intertextuality and the evolution of UK corporate governance. Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, 31(5), 1542-1562.

Harvey, C., Maclean, M. and Price, M., (2019). Executive remuneration and the limits of disclosure as an instrument of corporate governance. Critical Perspectives on Accounting. In Press.


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