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Twenty Years after Cadbury,Ten Years after Sarbanes-Oxley: Challenges of Corporate Governance

Twenty Years after Cadbury,Ten Years after Sarbanes-Oxley: Challenges of Corporate Governance

24 -25 June 2013
PhD colloquium: 25 June 2013

Conference and Special Issue of Journal of Empirical Finance
Guest Editor:

Professor Ania Zalewska

Academic keynote speakers:  

Professor Kevin J. Murphy - USC Marshall School of Business, USA

Professor David Yermack - NYU Stern Business School, USA

Panel of practitioners chaired by:

Lord Ian MacLaurin - Former CEO and Chairman of Tesco PLC and former Chairman of Vodafone Group PLC

will include:

Sir Julian Horn-Smith - Founding member of Vodafone Group, former Deputy CEO of Vodafone, Senior advisor to UBS Investment Bank, London, and CVC

Philip Lowe - Director General for Energy in the European Commission and former Director General for Competition

Charles Tilley - Chief Executive of CIMA

Lord Christopher Tugendhat - Former Chairman of Abbey National plc and of Blue Circle Industries plc and former Vice-President of the European Commission

Objectives of the Conference

This conference will bring together leading academics and practitioners from around the world working in the area of corporate governance to discuss developments over the last two decades, issues of current concern, and future directions in the corporate governance evolution process. In particular, it will address the effects and effectiveness of past changes in government policies, codes of good practice, shareholder activism and internal, i.e. firm-driven, initiatives aimed at improving corporate governance. It will aim to inform the future direction of development. The following is a non-exhaustive list of relevant research areas for the conference and special issue:

  • Remuneration and performance
  • CEO remuneration practices
  • Board remuneration practices
  • Board diversity
  • Board independence
  • Role of audit
  • Regulation and audit fees
  • Internal control mechanisms
  • Role of professional standards and ethical codes
  • Value-relevance of governance change

Delegates can register and pay online.