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Cardiff Corporate Governance Research Group

We aim to become a leading corporate governance research institute in the UK and globally.

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.

Director

Dr Svetlana Mira

Dr Svetlana Mira

Senior Lecturer in Finance

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

Academic staff

Dr Demetra Arsalidou

Dr Demetra Arsalidou

Reader in Law and Director of Postgraduate Research Studies

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

Professor Leighton Andrews

Professor of Practice in Public Service Leadership and Innovation

Welsh speaking
Email
andrewsl7@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 6564
Dr Izidin El Kalak

Dr Izidin El Kalak

Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Finance

Email
elkalaki@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 4961
Professor Arman Eshraghi

Professor Arman Eshraghi

Professor of Finance and Investment, Deputy Head of Section for Research, Impact and Innovation

Email
eshraghia@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2251 0880
Dr Kevin Evans

Dr Kevin Evans

Reader in Finance

Welsh speaking
Email
evansk1@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 4558
Dr Bo Guan

Dr Bo Guan

Research Associate

Email
guanb1@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2251 1772
Professor Kevin Holland

Professor Kevin Holland

Professor of Accounting and Taxation

Welsh speaking
Email
hollandk2@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 5725
Professor Phillip Johnson

Professor Phillip Johnson

Professor of Law

Email
johnsonp5@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44(0)29 2087 4575
Dr Antonios Kallias

Dr Antonios Kallias

Lecturer in Accounting and Finance

Email
kalliasa@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 5322
Professor Khelifa Mazouz

Professor Khelifa Mazouz

Professor of Finance

Email
mazouzk@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 0973
Dr Asma Mobarek

Dr Asma Mobarek

Senior Lecturer in Economics

Email
mobareka@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 4256
Dr Helen Mussell

Dr Helen Mussell

Lecturer in Organizational Studies
Director of Online Learning

Email
mussellh@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2068 8841
Dr Ricardo Pereira

Dr Ricardo Pereira

Reader in Law

Email
pereirar1@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 4644
Dr Oksana Pryshchepa

Dr Oksana Pryshchepa

Lecturer in Finance

Email
pryshchepao@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 6542
Professor Annie Pye

Professor Annie Pye

Emerita Professor

Email
pyeaj@cardiff.ac.uk
Dr Laima Spokeviciute

Dr Laima Spokeviciute

Lecturer in Accounting and Finance

Email
spokeviciutel@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 5839
Dr Onur Kemal Tosun

Dr Onur Kemal Tosun

Senior Lecturer in Finance

Email
tosuno@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 4517
Dr Qingwei Wang

Dr Qingwei Wang

Reader in Finance

Email
wangq30@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 5514
Dr Yue Tina Xu

Dr Yue Tina Xu

Senior Lecturer in International Business and Management

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

Professor Jason Xiao

Professor of Accounting

Postgraduate students

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Yanchen Dai

Research student

Email
daiy23@cardiff.ac.uk
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Pengfei Gao

Research student

Email
gaop2@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44(0)7529150308
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Soma Housein

Research student

Email
houseins@cardiff.ac.uk
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Mengjia Li

Research student

Email
lim48@cardiff.ac.uk
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Kefu Liao

Research student

Email
liaok2@cardiff.ac.uk
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Min Ma

Research student

Email
mam17@cardiff.ac.uk
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Ruth Sagay

Research student

Email
sagayro@cardiff.ac.uk
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Yuxuan Xie

Research student

Email
xiey27@cardiff.ac.uk

Associated staff

The 2nd International Corporate Governance Conference, Friday 17 September 2021

Virtual conference organised by Cardiff University

Theme: “Emerging Challenges and Opportunities in Corporate Governance”

The implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic and recent global financial crisis continue to highlight the role of corporate governance in the broader economy. In a fast-moving and globalised corporate environment, designing and regulating corporate governance is ever more challenging. In particular, the recurrent corporate scandals of the last two decades have sparked a series of revisions to governance policies, initiating reforms on a global scale.

Following the success of the Inaugural International Corporate Governance held in 2018, the Cardiff Corporate Governance Research Group (CCGRG) organised a one-day virtual Conference on 17 September 2021. The aim of the Conference was to bring together leading researchers, practitioners and policymakers to discuss the grand challenges of a rapidly changing political, social and economic landscape.

The Conference Programme can be found in related downloads.

Keynote speakers

Mr Ken Skates MS is a member of Welsh Parliament (Senedd), and until recently, the Welsh Government’s Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales.

Professor Konstantinos Stathopoulos is Professor of Accounting and Finance at Alliance Manchester Business School. Professor Stathopoulos is the joint Editor-in-Chief of Corporate Governance: An International Review.

Professor Marc Goergen is Professor of Finance at IE Business School, Spain. Professor Goergen is also a Research Associate of the ECGI and an Associate Editor of the British Journal of Management.

Organising comimitee