ASSESSMENT OF THE GOVERNANCE PRACTICES IN PUBLIC SECTOR: CASE STUDIES OF MALAYSIAN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

  • Siti Zabedah Saidin Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz School of Accountancy, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Mu’azu Saidu Badara Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz School of Accountancy, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Aidi Ahmi Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz School of Accountancy, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia
Keywords: Public sector governance, Governance practice, Public sector, Federal government agencies

Abstract

The objective of this study is to discover the good governance practices in the public sector entities by assessing ten good governance dimensions following the international best governance practices guidelines. This study is based on a case study analysis of six public sector entities using a content analysis of the annual report. From the case studies analysis, it shows that all the dimensions in the international public sector governance best practices are being practiced by the federal statutory bodies in Malaysia. Though this paper provides some useful insights into governance practices among public sector entities, it is limited to case studies on six federal statutory bodies and the non-financial information in the annual reports only. This study might give more impact if primary data were used through focus group discussions and interviews with key governance players in the public sector.

Published
2020-04-10
How to Cite
Saidin, S. Z., Badara, M. S., & Ahmi, A. (2020). ASSESSMENT OF THE GOVERNANCE PRACTICES IN PUBLIC SECTOR: CASE STUDIES OF MALAYSIAN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES. Journal of Governance and Integrity, 2(2), 45-52. https://doi.org/10.15282/jgi.2.2.2019.5472
Section
JGI Vol. 2, Issue 2, July 2019