Call for Papers: Global Corporate Governance Colloquia



Event Date: 

06/11/21 to 06/12/21

Location name: 

Yale Law School


European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)

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 Yale University on 11 - 12 June 2021. 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 30 October 2020 (midnight CEST) using the form below. Researchers will be notified whether their paper has been accepted for the conference before 31 December 2020.


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 11 June. The organisers will contribute towards the cost of travel and provide up to three nights of hotel accommodation for the presenters. (Note: A separate workshop event on 'The History of the Corporation' is also being organised for 10 June 2021 to which GCGC presenters will be invited).

Questions may be directed to:
This event is organised by the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)

Note: It is intended to convene this meeting physically, however, in the event that it becomes unviable, it will take place online.

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 (11 June 2021) 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.

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