Developing a responsive regulatory system for Australia's small corporations: governance for small business

Adams, Michael, Armstrong, Anona, Clarke, Thomas, Eddie, Ian, Heenetigala, Kumi, Lewis, Phil, Li, Yongqiang and Richardson, Alice (2011) Developing a responsive regulatory system for Australia's small corporations: governance for small business. Project Report. Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia.


This purpose of this project is to develop a responsive regulatory model for small corporations drawing together the experiences of small corporation owners/mangers, CEOs of industry associations, regulators, the Federal Treasury, industry leaders and academic experts. The scope of this study was restricted to compliance with the governance requirements of the Corporations Law and to corporations defined as ‘small’ under the Corporations Act and that are not public or listed companies. The analytical framework of the study (Refer to Chapter 5) suggests that Government regulation promulgated in the Corporations Law impacts on the small business sector. The response to the regulation, evident in internal governance mechanisms, is mediated by the context in which a business operates. The aim of the regulation is to facilitate small business performance which, in turn, has implications for the performance of the economy. The aims of this study, stage two of the project, were to determine what are the factors which inhibit or promote good governance in small corporations and what kinds of regulation, or some other approach, will best achieve the desired outcomes.

Item type Monograph (Project Report)
ISBN 9781862726925
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Faculty of Business and Law
Historical > FOR Classification > 1899 Other Law and Legal Studies
Historical > FOR Classification > 1801 Law
Keywords ResPubID23939, corporations law, small corporations, small business, corporate governance
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