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Progressive Politics and Corporate Governance. – relevant in Sri Lanka?

The Forbes magazine, in one of its articles in the January 2019 issue identified the above as one of the ‘Top Ten Governance Trends for 2019.’ The reason probably being Donald Trump- who has given so much disregard for any … Continue reading

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Impact of Technology on Board composition

The Wall Street Journal’s article “Every Company Is Now a Tech Company” -That’s why all established businesses need to hire a ‘technical co-founder’ and the suggestion that every company must now be considered a “tech company” may have a profound … Continue reading

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Governance & Journalism in good Ole Lanka!

A repeat reminder! In contrast to Donald Trump’s war cry about “fake news”, a humble Barack Obama emphasized in one of his speeches to the African leaders that “good governance means everybody has a voice, that government is transparent and, … Continue reading

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Understanding and responding to Conflicts of interest

Conflict of interest is a type of moral hazard problem that arises when an institution has multiple objectives and, as a result, has conflicts between those objectives which may potentially lead to conceal information or disseminate misleading information. The same … Continue reading

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#AuditorProud for that elusive “One Moment in Time”

‘One moment in time’ is one of those scintillating performances by Whitney Houston produced for the 1988 summer olympics held in Seoul, South Korea. The track is an anthem for believing in yourself against all odds as you are racing … Continue reading

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An Oligopoly’s self imposed Path to Destruction and Disgrace

Oligopoly is a market structure with a small number of firms, none of which can keep the others from having significant influence. There is no precise upper limit to the number of firms in an oligopoly, but the number must … Continue reading

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Ethics is Not yet at the Heart of Business.

Ethical business conduct and Ethical investments are great concepts in the developed world but the findings about ethical behaviors based on public perception is no different to a developing country. Because ethics programmes will only have an effect on corporate … Continue reading

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