volume 34, issue 2, P142-161 2019
DOI: 10.1108/maj-01-2018-1770
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Varnita Srivastava, Niladri Das, Jamini Kanta Pattanayak

Abstract: Purpose The purpose of this study is to construct a comprehensive Indian corporate governance index in light of the recently introduced Companies Act, 2013, which is further validated by analyzing its impact on the cost of equity of a firm. Design/methodology/approach Based on the hand-collected data from firms listed on S&P BSE 500 from 2001 to 2016, this index comprises seven equally weighted sub-indices, comprising a total of 43 corporate governance attributes. This index and the sub-indices have fur…

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