Category: Gouvernance & Institutions

Using Q methodology to open the “black box” of corporate governance

Corporate governance (CG) scholars have long expressed concern over mainstream research’s theoretical and methodological limitations, which often rely on oversimplified “input and output” understandings that focus solely on achieving an optimal balance between variables. This approach is particularly problematic because it tends to prioritize the narrowly defined financial interests of shareholders, leading to an overabundance […]

Thirty Years of Village Corruption Research: Accounting and Smart Villages for Village Sustainability as Future Research Direction

As the research on national corruption continues to expand, village corruption research has gained attention in the public eye in the last 10 years. A growing number of researchers have called for a more extensive discussion on village corruption. In response, this paper conducts a comprehensive review of village corruption research to portray the trend […]

Commensuration of health-care quality standards through hospital accreditation: from measurement weapon to management tool?

The purpose of this study is to examine the management perceptions towards calculative practices behind the reconstruction of a mandatory hospital accreditation (HA) system that transforms multiple facets of health-care quality into a single performance index. This study contributes to the sociology of quantification mobilising the concept of commensuration as a social process to reflect […]

Mi casa de los Espíritus (My house of spirits): Challenging patriarchy with magical feminism

A note from the author of  Mi casa de los Espíritus: This paper draws on magical feminism, a writing that engages in a critic of patriarchy through inexplicable events that address gender inequality and the power of the oppressed. This magic has always been in me but always dormant in my academic writing. To let […]

Board gender diversity and firm solvency: Evidence from Scandinavia

The implementation of a board gender quota in Norway in 2006 resulted in an extraordinary increase in the number of female directors over a short period of time. As a result, previous studies have used this unique scenario to examine the effects of appointing female directors on various corporate outcomes, such as the cost of […]