20 Year Snap-Shot of the Developments in the Regulation of Small Corporations

  • Michael Adams
Keywords: Regulation, small corporations, close corporations, James Hardy Industries

Abstract

This paper explored the history of the regulation of corporate bodies through State and Commonwealth systems beginning in 1989 that resulted in the development of the legislation impacting on small proprietary company for over 20 years. The introduction of the Corporate Governance Principles for listed companies by the Australian Securities Exchange added another layer of regulation intended to promote transparency and accountability. Research into corporate governance in small companies showed that, in contrast to opinions about the US Legislation, very few Australian companies expressed negative views about corporate governance regulation. The most recent addition to corporate governance regulation has been the expectation that companies have a responsibility for corporate social responsibility. This was illustrated by the James Hardy Industries case.
How to Cite
Adams, M. (1). 20 Year Snap-Shot of the Developments in the Regulation of Small Corporations. Journal of Law and Governance, 4(4). https://doi.org/10.15209/jbsge.v4i4.168
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