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Document Type Master's Dissertation
Author Mcube, Hlonitshwa
URN etd-03132010-170415
Document Title The prevalence of corporate governance theories in the South Afrian platinum mining industry
Degree MBA
Department Gordon Institute of Business Science
Advisor Name Title
Mr G Price Supervisor
  • corporate governance
Date 2010-03-13
Availability unrestricted

The primary objective of this study is to test the theoretical framework relating to three major Corporate Governance (CG) hypotheses by means of reviewing cited literature and testing it in the corporate field. These are the Agency, stakeholder and shareholder theories.

Many scholars have recognised the predominance of agency theory compared to the others. The literature demonstrates that the agency theory is substantially more established in practice with limited discussions and debate around other two theories.

The research adopted a two-phase research approach, which employed qualitative and quantitative methods to collect empirical data.

The findings from the field reveal that the Agency Theory indeed succeeds; however, the respondentsí opinions are that academic writers have unnecessarily overstated it.

Concurring with claims by writers that the relationship between senior managers and shareholders does not exist, it is found in this research that there is no need for the relationship to exist. The study also found no evidence that senior managers are treated as agents, which is the basis of agency theory.

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Please cite as follows:

Mcube, H 2008, The prevalence of corporate governance theories in the South Afrian platinum mining industry, MBA dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-03132010-170415/ >

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