Call for Papers: Critical Issues for Boards & Institutional Investors

WeinbergCtrThe John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance of the Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics at the University of Delaware will host a Corporate Governance Symposium on March 15, 2016.  The focus of the Symposium will be “Critical Issues for Boards & Institutional Investors in 2016.”  The Symposium will feature up to four academic papers on corporate governance and a panel discussion featuring speakers from the Delaware judiciary, academic, business and legal communities.  The John L. Weinberg Corporate Governance Best Paper Award will be presented during the symposium luncheon.   

Critical Issues for Boards and Institutional Investors in 2016 Topics

The Weinberg Center encourages submission of unpublished papers addressing topics within the field of corporate governance that are of critical importance in 2016 for boards of directors and institutional investors with a focus on:  board and committee composition and structure, board and/or management succession planning, dual role of the CEO/Chairman, the board’s role in monitoring risk, executive and director compensation, shareholder engagement, the role and regulatory issues relating to the proxy advisory industry, and corporate governance reform measures associated with the foregoing.

Faculty from both business and law schools are encouraged to submit their research.  All travel and lodging expenses will be reimbursed for the presenting authors and discussants.

Finally, the Weinberg Center welcomes everyone to attend the conference whether or not you are a program participant.

Paper Submission Procedure: Critical Issues for Boards and Institutional Investors in 2016 

Please submit papers in a PDF version no later than November 23, 2015. Use the following format as the file name when you save your paper:  Last name (all caps), underscore, shortened name of paper, period, pdf   (e.g., DOE_Shareholder Engagement.pdf).  Submit your papers to Louisa Cresson at Weinberg-corp-gov@udel.edu. Questions: Louisa K. Cresson, 302-831-2786

Decisions regarding the symposium program will be made no later than January 30, 2016.   General inquiries regarding the conference should be directed to Louisa Cresson at the email address above.

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