The Journal is dedicated to advancing the understanding of corporate governance issues within and throughout privately-held firms, publicly-held corporations and government-controlled organizations. The journal is devoted to exploring the links between management and governance through both theoretical analyses and empirical investigations to improve the understanding of all the rules, codes, principles, practices, processes, mechanisms, structure and relationships, as well as institutions, networks and individuals affecting the way firms and organizations are managed, administered and controlled. Analyzed are strategies and decision-making; accounting, reporting and information control; measurement issues in governance; relational, cognitive and behavioural based; institutional economics. Contributions from all areas of business administration (accounting and control, general and strategic management, organizational theory and behaviour, finance and banking) and manuscripts concerning both the private and the public sectors are welcome to the extent that they contribute to these general issues and to the understanding of governance thus broadly defined.


Focus and Scope Covers:

  • Structures, codes and control; theory of the firm
  • Financial distress and corporate recovery
  • Shareholder activism/rights; voting rights, proxy/e-voting, proxy solicitation
  • Corporate ownership structures, corporate restructuring
  • Minority-majority shareholder conflict; investor/creditor protection
  • Role of board committees and board of directors
  • Board nomination, composition and performance
  • Managerial behaviour, managerial entrenchment
  • Incentive structures, executive compensation plans
  • Agency issues, corporate contracting
  • Business and financial ethics, corporate social responsibility
  • Corporate law and securities law, (financial) (de)regulation
  • Insider trading, conflicts of interests; institutional investor behaviour
  • Financial reporting, disclosure, transparency, information asymmetry
  • (Hostile) takeovers, market for corporate control/defences
  • OBM interventions and Future trends of human resource