Corporate Governance in Changing Institutional Environments

Sponsored by the Bentley University Harold S. Geneen Institute for Corporate Governance

  • Fri 11 - Sun 13 Oct 19


  • Colchester Campus

    Essex Business School

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  • Event organiser

    Essex Business School

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    Conference Co-Chairs: Professor Claudia Girardone and Professor Geoffrey Wood

The International Corporate Governance Society (ICGS) will hold its 5th annual conference at Essex Business School, University of Essex, to discuss how effective corporate governance systems can prevent future financial crises.

Event sponsor
Event sponsor
In partnership with the ICGS
In partnership with the ICGS

The conference will bring together researchers investigating the role of banks, other financial firms and international businesses in corporate governance, including in emerging economies. It will provide a forum to reflect on the effectiveness of recent regulatory reforms, as well as the importance of business integrity and ethics in generating long-term, stable economic growth.

We would like to extend our thanks to our conference sponsor, Bentley University, Harold S. Geneen Institute of Corporate Governance.

The event will take a comparative and interdisciplinary approach to critical corporate governance topics and enable delegates to build connections with experts working in the area.

Essex Business School conducts high quality research into corporate governance issues from a range of perspectives, including the banking and financial sector, international business and emerging markets.

Key dates:

NEW! 5 May 2019 new deadline for submissions for special track on “Corporate Governance in extreme institutional environments” with opportunity to be considered for publication in a Special Issue of the British Journal of Management.


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  • 1 February 2019 - submission of abstracts open
  • 5 May 2019 - paper submission deadline - DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 5 MAY 2019
  • 11 October 2019 - Pre-conference and ICGS Doctoral Colloquium
  • 12 - 13 October 2019 - Conference

How to book

Society members can book their place on the ICGS website once registration opens. To become a member, sign-up online.


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Conference details

Call for papers

Pre-conference and doctoral colloquium

Date: October 11 2019

On the day before the main conference, The ICGS Doctoral Colloquium will offer doctoral students and early career researchers the opportunity to present their work and obtain feedback from corporate governance scholars.

The colloquium is open to students who have successfully completed at least two years of their PhD programme, as well as early career researchers who completed their PhD a maximum of three years ago.


Download the ICGS Doctoral Workshop information


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Dame Inga Beale

Dame Inga Beale, former CEO of Lloyds, will deliver her talk: “Putting Theory Into Practice : Boardroom Governance For Real”

Organising committee

Professor Geoffrey Wood, Dean of Essex Business School

Professor Claudia Girardone, Professor of Finance at Essex Business School

Dr Silvia Gaia, Senior Lecturer in Accounting at Essex Business School


The conference takes place at our Colchester Campus. Colchester is an hour away from London by train.

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Professor Claudia Girardone Conference Co-chair and Organiser