The corporate governance SIG welcomes studies exploring all aspects of antecedents and consequences - of corporate governance and boards of directors. Contributions adopting a wide set of theoretical lenses and research methods are strongly encouraged as well as studies analysing corporate governance in different types of enterprises and institutional contexts, including different countries and regional cultures.
GT 02_00 Corporate Governance General Track
This is a general corporate governance track within the Corporate Governance SIG which invites contributions from all areas related to corporate governance that are not explicitly covered by other tracks within the SIG. We welcome studies examining the antecedents and processes of governance as well as its consequences. We encourage paper submissions from diverse theoretical lenses, using different research methods, analysing different types of companies, and exploring governance in various countries.
CORPORATE GOVERNANCE SIG STANDING TRACKS
ST 02_01 Top Management Teams & Business Elites co-sponsored by Strategic Management
Business elites and top management teams (TMTs) are among the most influential actors at both firm and society level. Previous research on TMTs and business elites has consistently tried to establish relationships between corporate actors and corporate financial performance, or other firm-level outcomes such as corporate strategic choices. Scholars have focused their attention on corporate leaders at various levels, including individual executives (CEOs), top management teams (TMTs), and other business elites. Despite the large amount of existing research, its results are pronouncedly mixed in their conclusions, and upper echelons research is still plenty of opportunities for further development. Adding to our experience on previous EURAM Conferences, this standing track aims to build a platform for discussion of issues related to different aspects of upper echelons at micro and macro levels.
ST 02_02 Board of Directors
How boards of director’s influence firm behaviour and firm outcome continues to be subject to much debate. In this context, understanding the role of board effectiveness presents an important and growing avenue for research. Research on board effectiveness spans a wide variety of units of analysis (firm, team, director) as well as methodologies (survey, archival, observational). Board composition, board processes, and board task performance are considered key elements to effective boards. This topic seeks to understand what makes boards effective? and to examine the relationships between board, structures, processes and effectiveness.
ST 02_03 Women on Boards
The role of women on boards is a hot topic in many countries nowadays. How to promote the number of women on boards, and the dynamics created inside these corporate bodies are important topics to be analysed. We encourage submissions coming from different points of view such as the antecedents, processes, dynamics and consequences of the growing presence of women. These are to be understood from the individual, organizational or societal level, or with a multi-level approach and/or cross-cultural view. We are interested in understanding the mechanisms of diverse boards from a multidisciplinary point of view, combining theoretical and methodological perspectives.
CORPORATE GOVERNANCE SIG 2017 TRACKS
T 02_04 Governance, Actors and Power
The modern economy forces to rethink research on corporate governance, seeing beyond the surface with a wider perspective. This topic aims to drive governance researchers in understanding which are the most powerful actors that may influence governance mechanisms and decision making process within the organizations. Indeed, not only shareholders, executives and directors are involved in the “powerful game”, but a larger number of internal and external stakeholders are becoming key actors of the governance system. Moreover, the power dynamics might be influenced by the transformation of the institutional setting: which governance mechanisms for the organization in the digital era?
T 01_06 Rethinking the Form, Governance & Legal Constitution of Corporations’ Theoretical Issues & Social Stakes (Co-sponsored by B4S SIG-01)
Contemporary social and environmental challenges call for a rethinking of the forms and models of the business corporation. The field of management research has focused a lot on how to curb corporate behaviour and how stakeholders matter. But it has usually considered as given for entrepreneurs the possible forms, the governance and the legal constitution of the firm, while the diversity of corporate models is continually expanded both by companies and by laws. This topic encourages work that examines our current theories of the corporation, extends our knowledge on alternative and emergent forms of business companies, and suggests new foundations for future governance.