Impact of COVID-19 on the Corporate Governance: A Case Study on Bajaj Finance Ltd and Infosys

  • Samira Patra Assistant Professor and Head, Department of Commerce, Model Degree College, Nayagarh, Odisha, India
  • Jnanaranjan Das Lecturer and Head, Department of Commerce, Kendrapara Autonomous College, Kendrapara, Odisha, India
Keywords: Corporate governance, COVID-19, Business operations, Risk management, Internal control


Introduction: The Novel Coronavirus has been bringing various revolutionary dynamic aspects to the World. It taught us many useful lessons. The COVID-19 has an impact on almost all human and economic activities. Lakhs of people have retrenched from their jobs in the India Corporate Sectors. The Indian Corporate Sectors have been affected slightly in the Financial Year 2019- 20, but it will have a severe impact in the current and future financial years. It can also seem in the Corporate Governance of the different companies in India. It has inherent commercial risks impacting business operations due to disruptions to Meetings, Dividends, Liquidity, Disclosure, Capital Allocation, Risk Management, and Internal Control.
Research Gap: A lot of researches have been undertaken on the impact of COVID-19 in India. No remarkable studies have been conducted on the Impact of COVID-19 in the Corporate Governance of Bajaj Finance Ltd and Infosys.
Objectives: This paper attempt to study the impact of COVID-19 on the Corporate Governance of Bajaj Finance Ltd and Infosys.
Research Methodology
Nature and Sources of Data: The present study is based on secondary data. The secondary data have been collected through a well-designed strategy. These have been collected from various e-journals, e-magazines, e-annual reports of companies, and various reputed websites.
Tools of Analysis: There are various statistical tools, i.e., percentage calculations, correlation, and t-Test have used for analysis and interpretation of results.
Conclusions: COVID-19 pandemic comes with inherent commercial risks impacting business operations due to disruptions to Meetings, Administration, Business Continuity, Dividend and Liquidity management, Disclosure, Capital Allocation, and Maintenance, and lastly, risk management and Internal Control.

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