Blockchain-Enabled Corporate Governance and Regulation

International Journal of Financial Studies, 8(2), 36. doi:10.3390/ijfs8020036

The University of Auckland Business School Research Paper Series

Posted: 17 Jan 2022

See all articles by Dulani Jayasuriya

Dulani Jayasuriya

University of Auckland Business School

Alexandra Sims

University of Auckland Business School

Date Written: 2020

Abstract

There is considerable hype about blockchain in almost every industry, including finance, with significant investments globally. We conduct a systematic review of 851 records and construct a final article sample of 183 for the sample period 2012 to 2020 to identify relevant factors for blockchain adoption in corporate governance. We conduct textual and empirical analysis to develop a decentralized autonomous governance framework and link traditional corporate governance theories to blockchain adoption. Furthermore, we explore present and future use cases and implications of blockchains in corporate governance. Using our systematic review and textual analysis, we further identify gaps and common trends between prior academic and industry literature. Moreover, for our empirical analysis, we compile a unique database of blockchain investments to forecast future investments. In addition, we explore blockchain potential in corporate governance during and post COVID-19. We find prior academic articles to mostly focus on regulation (49 studies) and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) (46 studies), while industry articles tend to concentrate on exchanges (10 studies) and cryptocurrencies (9 articles). A significant growth in literature is observed for 2017 and 2018. Finally, we provide behavioural, regulatory, ethical and managerial perspectives of blockchain adoption in corporate governance. Full paper available at https://doi.org/10.3390/ijfs8020036

Keywords: blockchain, disruptive technology, corporate governance, corporate voting, tokenisation, smart contracts

Suggested Citation

Jayasuriya, Dulani and Sims, Alexandra, Blockchain-Enabled Corporate Governance and Regulation (2020). International Journal of Financial Studies, 8(2), 36. doi:10.3390/ijfs8020036, The University of Auckland Business School Research Paper Series, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4001048

Dulani Jayasuriya (Contact Author)

University of Auckland Business School ( email )

12 Grafton Rd
Private Bag 92019
Auckland, 1010
New Zealand

Alexandra Sims

University of Auckland Business School ( email )

12 Grafton Rd
Private Bag 92019
Auckland, 1010
New Zealand

HOME PAGE: http://www.business.auckland.ac.nz/people/asim033

Do you have a job opening that you would like to promote on SSRN?

Paper statistics

Abstract Views
43
PlumX Metrics