20th Anniversary Workshop on Corporate Governance - see more

The 20th Workshop on Corporate Governance of the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management has been held at the University of St Gallen, Switzerland on 9 and 10 October 2023.

The workshop was attended by 28 participants from 16 different countries, who presented 24 papers on a wide rangeof topics – both quantitative and qualitative. There were four tracks at the workshop: strategic direction, responsibleboard leadership, HR governance and strategic control.

There were three keynote addresses. Michael Segalla from HEC Paris presented on “Corporate Governance of DigitalEthics”. Peter Crow, a Chartered Director & Board Educator from New Zealand presented on “Towards bettercorporate governance: Insights from Australasia”, and Tomas Casas Klett from the University of St. Gallen and ICfCGin Shanghai presented on “Sustainable value creation through corporate governance”.

The track on strategic direction included papers on voting in director elections, earnings management, green bonds inthe emerging capital markets, ethics of managing people’s data and artificial intelligence.

The track on responsible board leadership included papers on diversity and dependence, perceived responsibilityamong managers, behavioural governance, incentives, remuneration and philanthropic contributions, cyber securityand gender issues.

The track on HR governance focused on the topics of CEO and board characteristics and the impact on ESGperformance as well as ownership proficiency.

The track on strategic control included papers on computer-aided text analysis, the balanced scorecard, performancegovernance, gender and valuation of family firms, private equity investments and the prohibition of the provision oftax services by statutory auditors.

At the workshop, a special tribute was paid to Prof Martin Hilb, the founder of the Workshop and coordinatingchairperson since its inception. Tokens of appreciation from the EIASM and a special booklet compiled by the co-chairs were handed over after he provided an overview of his contribution in the area of “New CorporateGovernance”.

A copy of the special booklet can be downloaded here.

The 21st Workshop on Corporate Governance will be hosted by Trinity Business School (Trinity College Dublin) in October 2024.



- Prof. Daniel Malan