PurposeThere is lack of research on key governance issues (KGIs) to expedite the sustainability of corporate governance reforms in the Indian context. The purpose of this paper is to formulate a list of KGIs that would help in sustainability enhancement of corporate governance regime in India vis-à-vis other global counterparts.Design/methodology/approachFirst, governance issues have been identified after a thorough literature review and after taking opinion and suggestions of experts. Second, data have been collected through the questionnaire survey. Lastly, a model based on fuzzy set theory has been designed to identify the KGIs for the sustainability enhancement of corporate governance regime in the Indian context.FindingsFive KGIs have been identified in this study based on fuzzy set theory, namely, ownership structure of the companies, code of best practices of corporate governance, regulatory framework including monitoring institutions of the country, untrue independence of independent directors in decision-making and judiciary system of the country.Research limitations/implicationsThe KGIs identified for the Indian economy in this study can be a useful reference for the regulators and policymakers to fill the present quality gap and devise measures to curb noncompliance and or implementation of laws on the ground level.Practical implicationsThe KGIs identified for the Indian economy in this study can be a useful reference for the regulators and policymakers to fill the present quality gap and devise measures to curb noncompliance and/or implementation of laws on the ground level.Originality/valueThe novelty of this study stems from the fact that very few studies have assessed the perception of stakeholder’s about the current corporate regime in India. No study has identified KGIs.
World Journal of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development – Emerald Publishing
Published: Apr 3, 2018