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.

SIG Officers:

Mariateresa Torchia (University of Witten/Herdecke, Germany) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. SIG Chair

Heike Mensi-Klarbach (WU Vienna, Austria) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. SIG Chair-Elect

Nikolaos Kavadis (University Carlos III of Madrid,  Spain) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  SIG Programme Chair 

Daniel Yar Hamidi (Boras University, Sweden) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. SIG Programme Chair-Elect

Dennis B. Veltrop (University of Groningen, Netherlands) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Communications Officer

GT 02_00 Corporate Governance General Track

Proponents

Corresponding Proponent:

Nikolaos Kavadis, University Carlos III of Madrid This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Other Proponents:

Jonas Gabrielsson, Halmstad University This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Track Description

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, for example, studies examining ownership structures, corporate social responsibility, external corporate governance and the role of capital markets. We encourage paper submissions drawing from diverse theoretical lenses, using different research methods, and studying corporate governance in various countries.

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE SIG STANDING TRACKS

ST 02_01 TRACK “BOARD OF DIRECTORS and TOP MANAGEMENT TEAM”

Proponents

Corresponding Proponent:

Torchia Mariateresa (University Witten/Herdecke, Germany) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Other Proponents:

Brian Boyd (City University of Hong Kong) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..h

Corinne Post (Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dennis Veltrop (University of Groningen, Netherlands) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Upper echelons, boards of directors and top management teams (TMTs) are among the most influential actors at both firm and society level. However, their influence on firm behavior and firm outcomes continues to be subject to much debate. Despite the large amount of existing research, results are mixed or inconclusive. In this context, understanding the role of board effectiveness, the role of individual executives (CEOs) and top management teams (TMTs), presents an important and growing avenue for research. This topic seeks to (a) understand what makes boards and TMTs effective; (b) to examine the relationships between board, TMT, structures, processes and effectiveness; (c) to build a platform for discussion of issues related to different aspects of upper echelons at micro and macro levels.

ST 02_02 Women on Boards

Proponents:

Patricia Gabaldon
, IE Business School, Spain,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Heike Mensi-Klarbach, WU, Austria, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sue Vinnicombe, Cranfield School of Management, UK., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Siri Terjesen, American University, USA, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The importance of diversity in upper echelons has been discussed since Hambrick and Mason´s (1984) seminal work on upper echelons, and is subsequently a major focus in extant scholarly work. This ever-growing body of research concerns why upper echelons are in fact rather homogenous, at least in terms of demographics (gender, age, ethnicity, ability), with only a few studies addressing how diverse profiles in terms of gender, race, ethnicity can be enhanced. A parallel literature is concerned with different corporate governance regimes in various countries, such as mandatory gender quotas versus voluntary commitments to increase the gender diversity on boards (see Seierstad, Gabaldon, and Mensi-Klarbach, 2017 and Terjesen and Sealy, 2016, for an overview).

Contacts

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