Hillier, D.J. and Hodgson, Allan and Lhaopadchan, S. and Stevenson-Clarke, P. (2008) Accounting window dressing and template regulation: A case study of the Australian credit union industry. Journal of Business Ethics, 83 (3). pp. 579-593. ISSN 0167-4544Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
This article documents the response of cooperative institutions that were required to adhere to new capital adequacy regulations traditionally geared for profit-maximising organisations. Using data from the Australian credit union industry, we demonstrate that the cooperative philosophy and internal corporate governance structure of cooperatives will lead management to increase capital adequacy ratios through the application of accounting window dressing techniques. This is opposite to the intended purpose of template regulation aimed at efficiently increasing operating margins and lowering risk. Our results raise several debatable issues regarding the ethics of accounting management and the imposition of one-shoe-fits-all external regulation.
|Keywords:||cooperative stakeholder governance, capital adequacy regulation, accounting window dressing, Finance, Business, Management and Accounting(all), Economics and Econometrics, Business and International Management, Law|
|Subjects:||Social Sciences > Finance|
|Department:||Strathclyde Business School > Accounting and Finance|
|Depositing user:||Miss Donna McDougall|
|Date Deposited:||19 Oct 2010 09:21|
|Last modified:||27 Apr 2016 15:40|