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International Journal of Comparative Management (2 papers in press)
Corporate governance and firm performance in an emerging economy context: New Evidence from India by Nidhi Bansal, Anil K. Sharma Abstract: The new Companies Act of India 2013 has laid emphasis on the role of an audit committee and remuneration committee in Indian firms. Considering these changes, the present study examines the relationship between corporate governance mechanisms and firm performance of Indian firms listed publicly on the National Stock Exchange CNX-500 during the period 2004-2013; including two relatively underexplored variables audit committee and remuneration committee. The results are cross-checked for the period of the post-enactment of the new Companies Act, that is, 2014-2018. In order to investigate the relationship, panel feasible generalized least squares method is applied. The major findings of the study suggest that promoter shareholding, the frequency of audit committee meetings, and audit committee independence have a significant and positive impact on the performance of firms. These new findings would be useful for organizations similar to the ones considered in the study in other lower-middle income economies or small and medium enterprises which are not listed on stock exchanges. Keywords: Corporate governance; audit committee; remuneration committee; firm performance; emerging economies; India.
Role of voluntary sustainability standards for sustainable business and development: a global perspective with special reference to India by Ria Sinha Abstract: The paper is an attempt to examine the pertinence of voluntary sustainability standards (VSS) as a market instrument to promote sustainability practices in business and drive sustainable development. In recent years we have witnessed a steady growth in these sustainability standards for agricultural commodities and food products. They are mostly developed by industry consortia, NGOs, or through partnerships between them, thereby linking producers, exporters and buyers across national boundaries. The paper attempts to provide a global perspective of VSS with special reference to the Indian economy. The available literature on this topic being highly fragmented, the present paper offers to assimilate the information meaningfully to establish the business and development case of VSS to understand its need and role in value creation, synergizing, accountability, competitiveness, motivation and universalisation along with defining the roles of varied stakeholders in improving VSS governance. The methodology is based on an extensive literature review of policy, research papers and reports accrued from research organizations, academic institutes and NGOs working in this domain. Lastly, the paper offers several policy implications.
Keywords: Sustainable Business; Standards; Voluntary Sustainability Standards; Sustainable Development Goals; SDGs; Sustainable Development; India.