ECGI is an international scientific non-profit association that provides a forum for debate and dialogue between academics, legislators and practitioners, focusing on major corporate governance issues and thereby promoting best practice. The primary role of ECGI is to undertake, commission and disseminate leading research on corporate governance. Based upon impartial and objective research and the collective knowledge and wisdom of its members, it may advise on the formulation of corporate governance policy and development of best practice and undertake any other activity that will improve understanding and exercise of corporate governance. In seeking to improve corporate governance, ECGI acts as a focal point for academics working on corporate governance worldwide, encouraging the interaction between the different disciplines, such as economics, law, finance and management.

ECGI organises the annual Global Corporate Governance Colloquia (GCGC) for which more details are available on 

Papers may be submitted for GCGC by clicking on the button below (deadline 15 September 2017).

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Ends on September 13, 2019

The Global Corporate Governance Colloquia (GCGC) is a global initiative to bring together the best research in law, economics and finance relating to corporate governance at a yearly conference held at 12 leading universities in the Americas, Asia and Europe. The 12 hosting institutions are:
Columbia University, Goethe University Frankfurt, Harvard University, Imperial College London, National University of Singapore, Peking University, Seoul National University, Stanford University, Swedish House of Finance, University of Oxford, University of Tokyo and Yale University.

The aim of the conference series is to attract current research papers of the highest scholarly quality in the field of corporate governance. The conferences are primarily 'academic to academic' events with some participants from industry and the public sector including the practitioner partners of GCGC and other invited panelists. The practitioner partners are Zurich Insurance Group, and Japan Exchange Group (JPX).

The sixth annual GCGC Conference will be hosted by Seoul National University on 12 - 13 June 2020. The Conference Committee is inviting researchers to submit recent papers on corporate governance (no maximum word count). In this context, corporate governance refers to the way in which private and public companies, enterprises, entrepreneurship and financial institutions are governed and run in relation to their purpose, values, ownership, representation, accountability, financing, investment, performance, leadership, direction, management, employment, law, regulation and taxation.

Papers will be selected for presentation from the submissions received. Ideally, these submissions should be based on new research that will not have been presented before. Each paper will be assigned a discussant and there will be ample time for questions and comments from the audience.

A selection will be made by a Conference Committee from the papers that were submitted online before the deadline of 13 September 2019 (midnight CET) using the form below. Researchers will be notified whether their paper has been accepted for the conference before 31 October 2019.

The conference will take place over two days. In addition to the research presentations, there will be two panel discussions involving participants from industry and the public sector. The conference dinner will be held on the evening of 12 June. The organisers will contribute towards the cost of travel and provide up to three nights of hotel accommodation for the presenters.

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This event is organised by the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)

Additional Information

- This event is strictly by invitation only and the number of places are limited to ensure quality engagement.
- Only one author will be invited to present a paper when selected, you may indicate who this is on the form.
- There are no formatting requirements for submissions.
- Full papers are preferred to extended abstracts, however, early drafts will be considered. There is a preference for fresh research so if a draft paper will be in good shape by the time of the conference (12 June 2020) please go ahead and submit it. By exception, extended abstracts may be accepted (particularly in the case of ECGI Fellows and Research members) but please include as much information as possible.

European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)