Microfinance Governance: A Multi-theoretical Approach for Ascertaining the Wider Stakeholder Influencing Forces
Rahman, I.K.A., Hussain, M.D., and Hossin, M.S. (2019). Microfinance governance: A multi-theoretical approach for ascertaining the wider stakeholder influencing forces. Asian Academy of Management Journal, 24(Supp. 1), 203–216. https://doi.org/10.21315/aamj2019.24.s1.14
14 Pages Posted: 11 Feb 2021
Date Written: March 20, 2019
Scholars argue that the agency theory has some limitations as the sustaining theory of governance. It is its inability to distinguish the wider stakeholder influencing forces effecting on organizations. This paper delivers a concise picture incorporating other management-based theories to supplement agency theory in distinguishing the wider stakeholder influencing forces as well as the consequential extended governance standard it creates. Yet, for developing the theory-building approach it has reviewed and critically examined the existing literature. Furthermore, a circumstance is built to assimilate four existing theories that supplement each other to distinguish the wider stakeholder influencing forces. Finally, further studies have been recommended to certify the approach with wide-ranging real-life institutional settings.
Keywords: microfinance governance, agency theory, stewardship theory, stakeholder theory, resource dependence theory
JEL Classification: G15,G30,M41
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