5 November 2007

Call for papers: Behavioural Corporate Governance

Call for papers: Behavioural Corporate Governance

A special issue of International Journal of Behavioural Accounting and Finance

Behavioural corporate governance examines the effects of managers’, monitors’ and investors’ behaviour on corporate performance and seeks to provide greater realism in understanding agent behaviour within a corporate governance setting. Key concerns include, among others, the reliance on the monitoring model of corporate governance, the independence and effectiveness of the board of directors, the impact of investors on managerial decision making, the role of financial reporting and auditing, and questions on executive compensation. The aim of this special issue is to publish high quality papers, both theoretical and empirical, that promote an understanding of behavioural corporate governance.

Topics for this special issue include, but are not limited to:
  • Board of directors size and composition
  • Director independence
  • Independence of monitors and gatekeepers
  • Financial reporting and auditing
  • Audit quality
  • Ownership structures
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Executive compensation
  • Monitoring model of corporate governance
  • Activities of decision makers in large corporations
  • Corporate fraud
  • Corporate failures
Important Date
Papers should be submitted by: 30 April, 2008

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