Corporate Governance on Malawi's Commercial Banks Research Proposal by write123

Corporate Governance on Malawi's Commercial Banks
An assessment of corporate governance of Malawi's commercial banks.
# 105725 | 14,002 words | 20 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Jul 16, 2008 in Business (Finance, Investment and Banking)

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The paper discusses the effectiveness of corporate governance in banking and financial systems in Malawi, an African developing economy. The paper begins with a discussion on the history of Malawi combined with a short explanation of its economy and past laws affecting the banking industry. The banking industry in Malawi is then critiqued along with a general discussion of the manner in which banks operate and affect a country's economy. Next, the paper analyzes the larger financial institutions such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund in the context of Malawi's economy. In addition, the available literature on the topic is outlined, broken down into different sections. Furthermore, the paper assesses the effectiveness of corporate governance in Malawi's financial sector and proposes a study for future work. Finally, predicted results of the study are outlined, and well as recommendations for implementing and establishing better guidelines for corporate governance in Malawi's financial services and banking industry.

Corporate Governance in Malawi
Proposal Conclusion
An Overview of the Role of Commercial Banks
Malawi's Financial Services & Banking System
Literature Review
Public Sector Management
Public Policy Formulation
Corporate Governance
Purpose of the Study & Methodology
Proposed Study Methodology

From the Paper:

"The effectiveness of corporate governance in Malawi's commercial banks is an important issue given the essential role banks play in the financial systems of developing economies and the widespread banking reforms that these economies have implemented. Although the subject of corporate governance in developing economies has recently received a lot of attention in the literature, the effectiveness of corporate governance of banks in Malawi has been almost ignored by researchers. In developed economies, the corporate governance of banks has only recently been discussed in the literature. In order to address this research deficiency, this paper discusses some of the key concepts and issues for the corporate governance of banks in Malawi that can be applied to other developing economies. In many developing economies, the issue of bank corporate governance is complicated by extensive political intervention in the operation of the banking system. Malawi is a low income country where economic development is a priority for a future stable economy. Economic development consists of capacity building, good governance and economic reform. Acquired skills cannot be utilized fully and institutions cannot operate efficiently without good governance; similarly, economic reform cannot be implemented properly without institutions that are functioning well ."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • African Management Services Company. (2006). Sound corporate governance will help African business to flourish. Retrieved September 24, 2007, from
  • Africa Region Number 106. (1998). Reports on Ongoing Operational, Economic and Sector Work by World Bank and Member Governments in Africa. Retrieved October 8, 2007, from
  • Arun, T. & Turner, J. (Unknown date). Corporate Governance of banks in Developing Economies: Concepts and Issues. Paper presented to the School of Management and Economics.
  • Aryeetey, E., Hettige, H., Machiko, N., and Steel, W. (1997). Financial Market Fragmentation and Reforms in Sub-Saharan Africa. World Bank Technical Paper No. 356, Africa Regional Series.
  • Basel Committee on Banking Supervision. (1999). Enhancing Corporate Governance for Banking Institutions. Retrieved October 3, 2007, from

Cite this Research Proposal:

APA Format

Corporate Governance on Malawi's Commercial Banks (2008, July 16) Retrieved March 23, 2023, from

MLA Format

"Corporate Governance on Malawi's Commercial Banks" 16 July 2008. Web. 23 March. 2023. <>