Cardiff Corporate Governance Research Group
We aim to become a leading corporate governance research institute in the UK and globally.
Corporate governance has been on policymakers’ agendas since the late 1980s/early 1990s when the UK experienced a wave of corporate scandals, most of which were caused by powerful CEOs who faced little or no resistance from their fellow board members.
Overseas scandals such as Enron, Worldcom and Parmalat further fuelled the debate on how corporate governance should be designed and regulated. Finally, the 2008 financial crisis, which was brought about by weak corporate governance and perverse executive incentive schemes in the banking sector, highlighted the implications of corporate governance failures for the broader economy.
- Raise the visibility of Cardiff Business School as one of the leading centres for excellence in Europe for corporate governance research.
- Serve as a platform in Cardiff Business School that facilitates cross-disciplinary research across Sections and across University Schools in corporate governance.
- Pursue Cardiff Business School's Public Value Strategy by establishing links between the group’s members and outside stakeholders to disseminate the Group’s research on corporate governance, inform its research and pave the way for potential impact.
Members of the group are studying a number of important issues and research questions in corporate governance.
- the design of executive compensation and incentive schemes
- the effect of board gender diversity on corporate decision making, innovation and firm value
- corporate social responsibility (CSR)
- the link between corporate control on the one side and dividend policy and insider trading on the other side
- corporate governance in initial public offerings and venture-capital backed companies
- the behavioural dynamics of boardrooms and corporate leadership
- corporate governance in banks
- the link between corporate governance and managers’ and investors’ decision making in the area of taxation
- the effect of anti-takeover provisions on corporate innovation
- corporate governance issues affecting family firms
- how women are framed in corporate discourse
- corporate governance in emerging markets, including China
- directors’ networks.
Senior Lecturer in Law
- +44 (0)29 2087 4347
Professor of Practice in Public Service Leadership and Innovation
- +44 (0)29 2087 6564
Lecturer in Accounting and Finance
- +44 (0)29 2087 0041
Head of Accounting and Finance Section, Professor of Accounting and Taxation
- Siarad Cymraeg
- +44 (0)29 2087 5725
Professor of Finance
- +44 (0)29 2087 0973
Lecturer in International Business and Management
- +44 (0)29 2087 4417