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Research today: Atta Muhammad discusses corporate disclosure by banks

Date: 22 February 2018
Time: 12:00 - 13:00

LSBU Southwark Campus - London Road building, LR391

Organiser: Karin Moser
Contact details: 020 7815 7701,
Price: Free
Research today

Atta Muhammad, a PhD student at LSBU leads on the second 'research today' event. Atta will be joined by Dr Weiou Wu to discuss corporate disclosure quality by banks

Corporate disclosure quality, board characteristics (board composition and structure) and firm financial characteristics are often considered to be inter-linked variables. These have been examined in prior literature with varying degrees of success. Most studies have focused on Corporate Governance and firm performance, mainly on industrial firms in developed countries. However, Corporate Governance has also great importance in emerging markets. Studies, within such markets are limited, especially in Pakistan where the Corporate Governance structure is in a transformational stage. The current relevant Corporate Governance Code was launched by the Security and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) in 2002 and revised in 2012. Such a revision both provokes and invites an empirical examination of the effect on corporate disclosure quality – if any. 

In Pakistan, as in other countries, underlying most Corporate Governance issues lie the issues of agency conflict, asymmetry of information and self-interest tensions between managers and stakeholders. Such problems are aggravated in economies having family oriented ownership structures, such as in Pakistan. Thus, in Pakistan an important issue and potential problem is the presence of close family members (and/or related parties) as board members who are often appointed primarily to strengthen the founding family control over the organization.
Theoretically, the planned research is focused within the overall domain of Corporate Governance. In empirical and geographic terms, it is located across the listed Pakistani banking sector, during years prior to and post the introduction of the SECP revised Corporate Governance Code, 2012.

The new season of “research today!” seminars opens on Thursday, 15 February 2018!

Season Four of our “research today!” seminars opens on 15th February 2018. If you haven’t been to one before, these are short presentations of emerging or new research in the Business School, followed by an informal discussion. They last an hour, they are happening every week from now until the end of term, and this season again has great talks with some exciting guests.

Who can attend? Anyone interested can attend, no registration is needed. Just join us!

Who can present? Researchers and doctoral students from the Business School and associated guests, visitors and collaborators. This is a research forum to exchange ideas, get to know each other's research and foster collaboration in a collegial and friendly environment. The Season Four programme is full, but you can still book a spot for Season Five in the summer if you contact Fabian Scholda, RA research management.

What’s in it for me if I come along?

How long do you have? Find out about sexual citizenship, corporate disclosure and corporate governance in the Pakistani banking sector, the future of collective bargaining in Nigeria or all you need to know about publishing in high level journals and more. 

See new ways of presenting persuasively. Meet new colleagues. Discover things you have in common. Test new ideas and bring your best arguments. It could even lead to new research collaborations.

Great! Just remind me where and when?

LR391, every Thursday from 12-1pm. You don’t have to book, just roll up. We continue informally until 2pm for those who want to and have the time. Bring your lunch or coffee, and a sharp mind.

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