Palgrave Studies in Accounting and Finance Practice

Corporate Governance and Accountability of Financial Institutions

The Power and Illusion of Quality Corporate Disclosure

Authors: Akuffo, Jonas

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  • Investigates the interrelationship of corporate governance and accountability practices in financial institutions
  • Brings the growing post-crisis empirical evidence to a bigger audience by critically evaluating the recent evidence in comparison to the pre-crisis debates and arguments
  • Assesses the quality of corporate governance mechanism disclosures to various stakeholders
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The presence of sound corporate governance in a financial institution is important in maintaining the confidence of both the market and the public. The power that corporate governance holds over the success of some of the largest financial institutions in the world is not to be downplayed.  This book methodically assesses the quality of corporate governance and mechanisms of accountability disclosures to various stakeholders. It is further intended to provide fresh insights into some specific corporate governance recommendations to help improve good governance in financial institutions, particularly in the United Kingdom and the EU but will also be applicable to other major economies.

It explores what, when and how corporate governance has changed the financial institution functions and corporate executive behaviour by critically reviewing the pre- and post-financial crisis theoretical and empirical literature. Increasingly driven by the nature of complications, complexities and opacity in the operations of financial systems, corporate governance reporting plays an important role in the financial sector. It will provide insights into corporate governance disclosures over a long-term basis.

This book should be a valuable asset to support the research of practitioners, students and all academics due to its stimulating and reflective insights into this fascinating topic.


About the authors

Jonas Abraham Akuffo is trained finance and business management expert, is currently working in strategic finance and pricing in the healthcare industry. He holds a Joint Doctor of Business Administration in Accounting & Finance, an MBA in Finance, a master’s in Business Economics, Finance & Banking, a BA in Economics and has completed his studies in Ghana, England and France. He is also a Fellow of Chartered Management Institute (FCMI). His current research interests include accountability, corporate governance, healthcare financing, strategic corporate finance and management control systems.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-5

    Akuffo, Dr. Jonas Abraham

  • Corporate Governance Development: A Reaction or Deliberate Policy Thought?

    Pages 7-34

    Akuffo, Dr. Jonas Abraham

  • Rethinking of Corporate Governance in Financial Institutions: Do we Need a New Theory?

    Pages 35-70

    Akuffo, Dr. Jonas Abraham

  • Walking a Fine Line: Governance, Accountability Mechanisms and Disclosure Literature

    Pages 71-118

    Akuffo, Dr. Jonas Abraham

  • To Blame? The Less Talked About Cause of the 2007–2009 Financial Crisis

    Pages 119-146

    Akuffo, Dr. Jonas Abraham

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Hardcover $84.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Corporate Governance and Accountability of Financial Institutions
Book Subtitle
The Power and Illusion of Quality Corporate Disclosure
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Accounting and Finance Practice
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-64046-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-64046-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-64045-3
Series ISSN
2524-8251
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 412
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 77 illustrations in colour
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