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Corporate Governance Reporting in Bangladesh: A Study of Selected Listed Private Commercial Banks of Bangladesh

International Journal of Business Ethics in Developing Economies

Volume 5 Issue 1

Published: 2016
Author(s) Name: Suman Dey | Author(s) Affiliation: Assistant Professor, Chittagong University of Engineering &Technology (CUET), Bangladesh
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Abstract

Corporate Governance (CG) largely determines how well the interests of the stakeholders are being maintained. This study has been opted for in-depth inquiry into the corporate governance disclosure practices in the annual reports of the selected listed banking companies in Bangladesh. The study finds that all the sample companies disclose corporate governance information as per regulatory requirements laid down in Clause 1.5 of the SEC Notification, 2012. The focus of this study was to empirically examine the mandatory corporate governance disclosure and the relationship between various corporate attributes and with the level of that mandatory disclosure of the banking companies of Bangladesh. The study revealed that Bangladeshi banking companies have high level of compliance to the mandatory corporate governance disclosure and the variables of board size, ownership, board composition, and profitability have significant impact in the corporate governance disclosure. However, the inclusion of the separate section of Corporate Governance Reporting in the annual reports and suggested guidelines for mandatory list of items to be included in the report is a milestone for Bangladesh. For the purpose, the study has developed a questionnaire based on recent literature survey and have gathered the opinions of the executives of three sample banks under the framework of likerts 5 point scale. The gathered primary data have been properly analysis by a number of descriptive statistics, such as, Mean, Standard Deviation, ANOVA and Post hoc multiple comparison tests.

Keywords: Corporate Governance, Commercial Banks, Clause 1.5 of SEC Notifications 2012, Mandatory Disclosure, Corporate Social Responsibility

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