Corporate Governance, Substantive Theory and Sociological Institutionalism: The Case of the Egyptian Banking Sector

Sorour, Karim and Howell, Kerry (2012) Corporate Governance, Substantive Theory and Sociological Institutionalism: The Case of the Egyptian Banking Sector. Corporate Ownership and Control, 10 (1). pp. 647-658. ISSN 1727-9232

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Abstract

Banking organizations have peculiar characteristics that make it difficult for them to adopt and apply traditional corporate governance models. However, little attention has been given to understanding and theorizing banking corporate governance. Deploying a grounded theory methodology this paper develops a substantive theory of banking corporate governance within Egypt. Subsequently, through sociological institutionalism the substantive theory is further analyzed and assessed; findings indicate that banking corporate governance is an evolving context or contingency based phenomenon. Corporate governance for banks in Egypt involves an institutionalization process based on regulative and normative pressures that looks to ensure legitimacy from shareholders, regulators and depositors. This said, to maintain legitimacy banks either comply or disguise their non-compliance. Overall, this paper contributes to non-traditional corporate governance theorizing and offers policy-makers a distinct in-depth understanding of the phenomenon.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: N100 Business studies
N400 Accounting
T500 African studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School > Accounting and Finance
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Depositing User: Karim Sorour
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2013 14:36
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 10:58
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/11704

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