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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.

Aims

  • 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.

These include:

  • 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.

Coordinator

Arman Eshraghi

Yr Athro Arman Eshraghi

Professor of Finance and Investment

Email:
eshraghia@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2251 0880

Academic staff

Demetra Arsalidou

Dr Demetra Arsalidou

Senior Lecturer in Law

Email:
arsalidoud@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 4347
Leighton Andrews

Yr Athro Leighton Andrews

Professor of Practice in Public Service Leadership and Innovation

Email:
andrewsl7@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 6564
Yao Chen

Dr Yao Chen

Lecturer in Accounting and Finance

Email:
cheny131@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 0041
Kevin Holland

Yr Athro Kevin Holland

Head of Accounting and Finance Section, Professor of Accounting and Taxation

Siarad Cymraeg
Email:
hollandk2@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5725
Woon Sau Leung

Dr Woon Sau Leung

Lecturer in Finance

Email:
leungws1@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 6736
Khelifa Mazouz

Yr Athro Khelifa Mazouz

Professor of Finance

Email:
mazouzk@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 0973

Dr Asma Mobarek

Email:
mobareka@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 4256

Dr Svetlana Mira

Lecturer in Finance

Email:
miras@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 6439

Yr Athro Annie Pye

Professor

Email:
pyeaj@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 0724
Yue Tina Xu

Dr Yue Tina Xu

Lecturer in International Business and Management

Email:
xuy63@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 4417
Jason Xiao

Yr Athro Jason Xiao

Professor of Accounting

Email:
xiao@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5374