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, for example, studies examining ownership structures, corporate social responsibility, international corporate governance, 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
ST01_01/ST02_01 - Innovations in corporate governance: law, management and society (co-sponsored by Business for Society SIG-01 and Corporate Governance SIG-02)
Contemporary social and environmental challenges call for a rethinking of corporate governance. This track discusses how research in management can contribute to integrate societal issues and societal interests into corporate governance. We encourage work that examines our current theories of the corporation, revisits the history and the legal constitution of the corporation, extends our knowledge on alternative and emergent forms of business companies, and suggests new foundations for future governance.
ST02_02 - Board of Directors and Top Management Teams
Upper echelons, boards of directors and top management teams (TMTs) are among the most influential actors at firms and society. Despite the large amount of existing research, results are mixed or inconclusive. Understanding the role of board effectiveness, individual executives (CEOs) and top management teams (TMTs), presents an important 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.
ST02_03 - Corporate Governance and Diversity
The importance of diversity in upper-echelons has been discussed since Hambrick and Mason´s (1984) work. A growing body of research concerns why upper-echelons are rather homogenous, with 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 to increase the gender diversity on boards. We encourage submissions coming from different views (antecedents, processes, dynamics and consequences) of the presence of diversity in boards and TMTs, and from the individual, organizational or societal level, or with a multi-level approach and/or cross-cultural view.
CORPORATE GOVERNANCE SIG TRACKS
T02_04 - Company law and Corporate Governance: Shareholders’ rights and Non-financial Disclosure Directive
There has been a radical change in the regulatory standard-setting of corporate governance (CG) and accounting in order to ensure higher levels of corporate sustainability and which forced companies to be accountable not only for shareholders but for all stakeholders involved in the whole process. Two are milestone in the EU CG framework: Shareholders' Rights Directive and Non-Financial Disclosure Directive 2014/95/UE. Transparent, active engagement, long-term focus and economic and societal issues have profound impact on corporate governance. The track aims to bring together academics to take stock of the situation and to debate about the current and future challenges.