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Corporate Governance in Developing Economies: Perspective from the Banking Sector in Bangladesh

  • Reaz, Mazrur
  • Arun, Thankom G.

This paper highlights the corporate governance of financial institutions with particular reference to banking sector of Bangladesh. The importance of corporate governance of banks remains crucial given their contribution in economic growth through financial development. This paper has shed light on the structures of corporate governance of banks in Bangladesh involving their ownership structure, board issues, executive aspects, disclosure, and audit practices along with their associated weaknesses. The paper has also showed how political interference and failure by the regulators has contributed to the governance problems in the banks.

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Paper provided by University of Manchester, Institute for Development Policy and Management (IDPM) in its series Development Economics and Public Policy Working Papers with number 30545.

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Date of creation: 2005
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Handle: RePEc:ags:idpmde:30545
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  8. Adalbert Winkler, 1998. "Financial Development, Economic Growth and Corporate Governance," Working Paper Series: Finance and Accounting 12, Department of Finance, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main.
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