The Correspondence between Theories, Methods, and Topics of Corporate Governance Research in the Middle East: Systematic Review

Hashem Alshurafat


This paper endeavours to highlight those theories, methods, and topics of corporate governance that have received less or no attention in the corporate governance research within the Middle East during the last ten years. By investigating what research theories, methods, and topics that commonly applied. The method in this paper systematically review, analyse and synthesise the literature body for several corporate governance research aspects as well as the general traits for the articles, within the Middle East setting. Findings from this paper show that Islamic banking and quantitative methods make up the largest percentage of topics and methods used in corporate governance research, while agency theory is the most used theory. The systematic review in the Middle East context will help the researchers to find the gap in the literature. This study recommends more evidence based on systematic reviews for different aspects and within different regions, in order to outline the entire domain of corporate governance area.

Keywords: Corporate Governance, Theory, Method, Topics, Middle East, Systematic Review

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