Methodology for the design of an internal control mechanism for transnational banks

Date of Award




Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)


International Studies

First Committee Member

Duane Kujawa, Committee Chair


Huge financial losses leading to failures in transnational banks occur due to the inability of their head office to receive timely information from all of their offices on all accounts. A system solution is provided for integrating all information whereby the fragmented risks at the branch level are consolidated at the corporate level on a daily basis. The internal control system triggers the list of offices that have exceeded a preset level of exposure and are monitored by the head office to ensure that the violating offices reduce their exposure within the next business day. This system is close to a real-time application which helps the head office monitor all its offices and also measure its own total exposure on a consolidated basis. Problems of violations are addressed and remedial measures are implemented within twenty-four hours. The system does not infringe on the autonomy of the individual offices.


Economics, Finance; Information Science; Business Administration, Banking

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