Authors: Nazli Anum Mohd Ghazali
Addresses: Department of Accounting, Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia, P.O. Box 10, 50728 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Abstract: The purpose of this study is to examine the extent to which Malaysian companies had established separate risk management committees (RMCs), factors influencing the establishment of RMCs and the type of risks disclosure that should be provided in corporate annual reports. In departure from the majority of prior studies on risk management and disclosure which examined corporate annual reports, the present study sought views from corporate managers through questionnaire survey on issues related to risk management and disclosure in Malaysia. The findings show that 21 (35.6%) companies had established separate RMCs implying that the revised Malaysian Code on Corporate Governance (2007) have had some positive impact on corporate governance in terms of encouraging companies in establishing separate RMCs. Larger companies were expected to establish separate RMCs suggesting that cost considerations have an influence on whether a company would establish a separate RMC. The item under financial risk, 'credit' was rated by the respondents as the most important disclosure.
Keywords: risk management; risk disclosure; annual reports; risk management committees; RMC; audit committees; Malaysia; corporate governance; financial risks; credit.
International Journal of Behavioural Accounting and Finance, 2012 Vol.3 No.1/2, pp.107 - 125
Published online: 16 Jun 2012 *Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article