International Conference in Naples (October 3-4, 2019)

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Conference concept and key topics

International conference “NEW CHALLENGES IN CORPORATE GOVERNANCE: THEORY AND PRACTICE”, Naples, Italy; October 3-4, 2019

The aim of this conference is to move the field closer to a global theory by advancing our understanding of corporate governance, which combines insights from the literature on firm governance bundles with insights from the national governance systems literature, investigating new perspectives and challenges for corporate governance and outlining possible scenarios of its development. The topic is of interest at the time especially because of the rapid evolution of economic phenomena and the general economic-financial crisis that influences most of the world’s economies. It has forced corporate governance to operate in contexts increasingly characterized by uncertainty, dynamism, asymmetric information, conflicts and opportunistic behaviour of the subjects participating in the distribution of value. Therefore, we encourage governance scholars to analyse these issues both theoretically and empirically in the context of corporate governance. Papers may address a variety of topics but we encourage contributions that deal with the issues outlined below. However, this is a non-exhaustive list:

  • Accounting systems, disclosure and transparency issues
  • Bankruptcy, liquidation procedures
  • Board of directors practices and performance
  • Corporate governance in family firms
  • Corporate governance in financial institutions
  • Corporate governance of state owned enterprises (SOE) and their role in the society
  • Corporate ownership and control
  • Corporate social responsibility and compliance
  • Development of financial markets and market for corporate control
  • Directors’ duties and liabilities
  • Earnings quality
  • Environmental social governance disclosure
  • Executive compensation and corporate governance
  • IT governance and blockchain technology
  • Laws, regulations and corruption
  • Shareholder engagement and co creation
  • Shareholder Right Directive and effects on corporate governance processes
  • Shareholder voting and institutional behaviour
  • Shareholders’ rights efficiency of judicial system and shareholder protection
  • Social norms and cultural values
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Earnings management
  • Auditing
  • Dividend policy

We invite the submission of theoretical and empirical studies that advance the understanding of the areas mentioned above.

Please submit an extended abstract of the paper (400-1000 words) or a full paper (4000-6000 words), including the title and affiliation.