ICGS Conference 2022

Paper Submissions

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We specifically welcome submissions related to what new opportunities and challenges the digital economy can pose to corporate governance and what response strategies companies can adopt to leverage the opportunities and manage the challenges. As a result, we would encourage submitting research on one of the following themes:

  • What challenges and opportunities does the digitalization of businesses pose to corporate governance?
  • How can internal and external governance actors affect firms’ responses to disruption created by the digital transformation?
  • What types of boards and executives are more capable of tackling the challenges and opportunities in the digital era?
  • How do platform providers (e.g., Facebook and Amazon) govern platform users and platform producers? 
  • How to deal with ethical issues in corporate governance in a digital era?

Since the overarching mission of the ICGS is to bring together international governance scholars from multiple disciplines, original research on all areas of corporate governance is very much appreciated. Submissions must build upon previously unpublished and not-yet presented original research. You may submit either a full paper or a research proposal for the conference. In both cases, we are looking for research that will advance the field of corporate governance.

A full paper should not be longer than 40 double-spaced pages (including abstract, references, tables, and figures).

A proposal submission should include the following sections:

  1. Abstract: 200 to 300 words description that summarizes the overall study;
  2. Proposal: Narrative description of the conceptual or empirical study;
  3. Supporting material: Tables, figures, and references that support the proposal. Overall, a proposal should not exceed 10 single-spaced pages in length or 3,000 words.

Papers or proposals can be submitted starting on March 1, 2022, and must be submitted by 12 midnight (EST) on July 15, 2022, in order to be considered for the conference presentation. All submissions must be done through our online conference management system, which is accessed at www.conftool.net/icgs2022.

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Decisions on submissions regarding their inclusion in the conference program will be communicated to the authors by early August 2022. The very best papers and proposals will be considered for the best conference paper award. The author(s) who win(s) this award will be recognized at the conference.


On the title page, the author(s) should indicate which of the following tracks best fits the submission. The Track Chairs may shift proposals if it is evaluated to better fit another track:


Corporate Governance in a Digital Era  
The development of digital technologies has given rise to both challenges and opportunities for corporate governance. This track explores what challenges and opportunities the digital transformation poses to corporate governance and what roles internal and external governance actors can play in addressing the challenges and opportunities. Chair: Jana Oehmichen (JGU Mainz), Sean Cao (Georgia State University).


Internal Governance and Strategic Leadership
In this track, we explore the roles of boards of directors and top executives as well as other internal governance actors. Studies that examine the role of board members and executives in shaping firms’ responses to challenges and opportunities brought by the digitalization of businesses are particularly welcome. Chair: Ryan Krause (Texas Christian University), Taekjin Shin (San Diego State University), Daniel Zyung (Southern Methodist University).


This track explores the antecedents and outcomes of different types of owners. The track also encourages papers on non-traditional means of raising capital that give rise to ownership changes, such as private equity and other forms of alternative investment, and their implications for corporate governance, particularly, in a digital era. Chair: Nikos Kavadis (Copenhagen Business School), Daniele Macciocchi (University of Miami).


External Corporate Governance Mechanisms
This track seeks to understand how firms’ strategic decisions are influenced by external governance mechanisms, including (but not limited to) the role of external auditors, cultural norms, financial analysts, and media. It also welcomes studies that investigate how these external factors are related to disclosure decisions. Chair: Colleen Honigsberg (Stanford), Michael Withers (Texas A&M University).


Corporate Governance and Stakeholders
This track focuses on the relationship between corporate governance and stakeholders. Topics can be related to how stakeholders play a governance role as well as how governance actors shape firms’ stakeholder relationship as well as stakeholder related disclosure. Chair: Mark DesJardine (Dartmouth), Vidhi Chhaochharia (University of Miami).


Comparative Corporate Governance
This track explores corporate governance in a (de)globalizing economy. We want to discuss how transnational non-governmental institutions shape corporate governance across nations. Furthermore, it is interesting and useful to compare governance practices across national economies. Multi-level governance interactions between multiple governance environments are also considered. Chair: Stav Fainshmidt (Florida International University), Orhun Guldiken (Florida International University). 

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