EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Governance reforms and performance of MENA banks: Are disclosures effective?

Saibal Ghosh

Global Finance Journal, 2018, vol. 36, issue C, 78-95

Abstract: Relatively little research has addressed the impact of corporate governance reforms and associated disclosure norms on the performance of MENA country banks. We combine the staggered timing of corporate governance reforms related to disclosures across MENA countries with bank-level data for the period 2000–2012 to examine this impact. The analysis suggests that certain categories of disclosures—specifically, disclosures of board independence and foreseeable risk—significantly affect bank performance and stability. The key channels through which this influence works are lower interest costs, better access to finance, and improved regulatory standards. The results also suggest that reforms related to disclosure exert a differential effect on the performance and stability of Islamic banks.

Keywords: Corporate governance; Disclosures; Profitability; Stability; MENA (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: G G P (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1044028317303186
Full text for ScienceDirect subscribers only

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:eee:glofin:v:36:y:2018:i:c:p:78-95

Access Statistics for this article

Global Finance Journal is currently edited by Manuchehr Shahrokhi

More articles in Global Finance Journal from Elsevier
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Dana Niculescu ().

 
Page updated 2019-04-08
Handle: RePEc:eee:glofin:v:36:y:2018:i:c:p:78-95