Corporate Governance and Sustainability Review

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ISSN / EISSN : 2519-8971 / 2519-898X
Current Publisher: Virtus Interpress (10.22495)
Total articles ≅ 53
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Dhruba Lal Pandey, Nischal Risal
Corporate Governance and Sustainability Review, Volume 4, pp 93-101; doi:10.22495/cgsrv4i2p9

Good governance is the essence of success for every public and private organization. The traditional governance system is delayed and costly. With the robust development of information technology, an adaptation of e-governance is common across the country to reduce the drawbacks of the traditional governance system. But the complaints from the public related to the discharge of public service have not been reduced. The claims of the general public lie on poor economic governance in the implementation of e-governance. Thus, the study aims to examine the role of economic governance on e-governance practices. Descriptive and correlational research designs were deployed while undertaking the study to explain the position of variables in the national context and examine the relationship between economic governance and e-governance. The bureaucrats, academicians and business professionals are the respondents of the study. Purposive sampling methods were deployed. The study findings show the government should develop a strategic framework for the effective implementation of e-governance. Government tends to focus on infrastructure, and qualified manpower development and increase computer literacy on the public to effective implementation of e-governance in Nepal.
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Sunita Rao, Norma Juma
Corporate Governance and Sustainability Review, Volume 4, pp 77-92; doi:10.22495/cgsrv4i2p8

This study provides a better understanding of the possible influence of firms’ financial performance on the disclosure of sustainability initiatives and assurance of sustainability reports (Perego & Kolk, 2012). The study analyzes the use of Big4 accounting, engineering, and boutique/consultancy firms for assurance of sustainability reports. A total of 2084 sustainability reports from 42 different countries were retrieved from the Global Reporting Initiative and the corresponding financial variables were obtained from the S&P Capital IQ database. Multilevel logistic regression analysis was undertaken to investigate the issue. We hypothesize that companies with higher financial performance will be more likely to choose an assurance provider from the Big4 (Carey, Simnett, & Tanewski, 2000). While we find that higher financial performers are no different from other performers (as proxied by EVA, TEV, or ROS) when it comes to Big4, we do find that engineering firms are approximately seven times more likely to be chosen as an assurance provider, after controlling for other variables (when EVA and TEV (not ROS) is used as a proxy for financial performance). Importantly, the number of employees and being in the manufacturing industry are significantly related to choosing an engineering firm as an assurance provider when EVA or TEV is used as a proxy for financial performance, and significantly related to choosing a boutique/consultancy firm when ROS is used as a proxy for financial performance.
Christos Kallandranis, Petros Kalantonis, Abdulkader Aljandali
Corporate Governance and Sustainability Review, Volume 4, pp 68-76; doi:10.22495/cgsrv4i2p7

Utilizing a unique panel dataset of 273 listed firms in the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE) we explore the issue of capital market imperfections with respect to access to investment financing. In particular, we investigate the extent to which investment is sensitive to the availability of internal finance. By employing a fixed-effect model, our empirical results indicate a positive association of cash flow and investment, leading to the conclusion of imperfect substitutability between internal and external finance and thus the importance of the former for investment decisions. According to our knowledge, this is the first study covering the specific tremble period of ASE for Greek manufacturing firms.
Emna Klibi, Salma Damak-Ayadi, Sinda Dridi, Bouchra M’Zali
Corporate Governance and Sustainability Review, Volume 4, pp 56-67; doi:10.22495/cgsrv4i2p6

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Venugopal Pingali
Corporate Governance and Sustainability Review, Volume 4, pp 50-55; doi:10.22495/cgsrv4i2p5

Corporates and consumers are aware of the environmental consequences of consumption. However, forty per cent of environmental degradation is known to have been caused by human consumption behaviour while marketing has been blamed for promoting materialism (irresponsible consumption). Literature suggests that adopting responsible marketing strategies would not only promote responsible consumption (Abutaleb & El-Bassiouny, 2020) but also build long-term competitive advantage (Agrawal, Kumar, & Rahman, 2017) and help companies financially (Eccles, Ioannou, & Serafeim, 2011). Building responsible marketing strategies would, however, require changes at both, the organisational and the marketing level (Rudwaska, 2019). This paper, using a theory-building methodology, proposes a framework that identifies the organisational values (necessary condition) and the responsible marketer’s role (sufficient condition) for responsible marketing that ensures responsible consumer behaviour for all the different stages of the marketing planning process. Themes from papers presented in an International Conference on Responsible Marketing were analysed to suggest how corporates could develop responsible marketing strategies and promote responsible consumption. Applicability, limitations, and areas for future research are identified.
S. Sandhya, Neha Parashar
Corporate Governance and Sustainability Review, Volume 4, pp 40-49; doi:10.22495/cgsrv4i2p4

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Sankar Prudhvi, Mousumi Bhattacharya
Corporate Governance and Sustainability Review, Volume 4, pp 30-39; doi:10.22495/cgsrv4i2p3

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Patrick Balian, Assaad Farah, Udo C. Braendle
Corporate Governance and Sustainability Review, Volume 4, pp 20-29; doi:10.22495/cgsrv4i2p2

This paper aims to discuss how developing human capital can have a direct positive effect on operational performance. The case study method is used to address the sustainability issues a Lebanon-based retail e-commerce company is facing. We utilize the socio-economic qualimetrics methodology to discuss the corporate change from within the enterprise at all levels and with the contribution of all the participants in the firm. The focus of the case study is on qualitative, quantitative, and financial aspects through competitiveness enhancement and operational effectiveness metrics. The findings of this intervention research contribute to the literature insofar as enhancing the social capital of a retail e-commerce organization positively impacts its performance.
John MacCarthy, Richard Amoasi-Andoh
Corporate Governance and Sustainability Review, Volume 4, pp 8-19; doi:10.22495/cgsrv4i2p1

The purpose of this paper is to assess the effectiveness of the Altman Z-score model to discriminate between financially distressed and non financially distressed manufacturing firms listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange. Eleven firms consisting of two financially distressed and nine non-financially distressed manufacturing firms were analysed. Independent descriptive statistics, independent sample t-test, and multivariate discriminant analysis were the analytical tools used to analyse the hypotheses of this study. The study revealed that working capital/total assets and sales/total assets were the major discriminators of financially distressed firms on the Ghana Stock Exchange. Multivariate discriminant analysis revealed an accuracy rate of 79.9% to detect financially distressed firms in Ghana.
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