Corporate Regulation and Corporate Governance of Small Businesses in Australia

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Heenetigala, Kumi, Armstrong, Anona and Clarke, Andrew (2011) Corporate Regulation and Corporate Governance of Small Businesses in Australia. Journal of Business Systems, Governance and Ethics, 6 (3). pp. 43-52. ISSN 1833-4318


This paper presents the results of a study of small business owner /managers and CEOs of industry associations in relation to corporate regulation and corporate governance for small businesses in Australia. It is part of a larger project investigating regulation and small business governance supported by an Australian Research Council grant and COSBOA. A survey of the CEOs of small business associations and small business owner/managers investigated the corporate governance practices of small businesses, their understanding of their duties as directors, their approach to managing risks and accountability, the regulatory difficulties experienced by small businesses, and the factors that inhibited or promoted the performance of small business.

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Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Law
Historical > FOR Classification > 1801 Law
Historical > SEO Classification > 9104 Management and Productivity
Keywords ResPubID24152, small businesses, enterprises, SMEs, business law, Australia
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