Editorial Aims and Scope

Editorial Aims

Corporate governance deals with how corporate power is channeled for the well-being of society. Now that corporations are often larger than many state governments and that increasing numbers of multinational firms span the entire globe, the importance of getting corporate governance right is more important than ever to individual firms as well as entire societies. As a result, scholarly attention to the antecedents and consequences of corporate governance practices and systems continues to climb. Many different academic disciplines study various aspects of corporate governance. Notably, corporate governance problems often have financial, accounting, political, legal, and managerial aspects to them.

Annals of Corporate Governance (ACG), published under the auspices of the International Corporate Governance Society, bring together scholars from these various disciplines and provide high-quality survey and tutorial monographs of the field encouraging conversations within and between these disciplines. Each issue of ACG comprises a 50-100+ page monograph written by research leaders in the field. Monographs that give tutorial coverage of subjects, research retrospectives as well as survey papers that offer state-of-the-art reviews fall within the scope of the journal, as does advanced theory and debates.

Editorial Scope

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Boards of Directors:
    • Board Composition/Diversity
    • Board Human Capital
    • Board Social Capital
    • Executive Compensation
    • Executive Succession
    • Board Involvement in Strategy Formation
    • Board Monitoring & Control
    • Director Selection
    • Board Committees
    • CEO Duality
    • Internal Auditors
    • Board Roles/ Tasks/ Processes
  • Ownership:
    • Management Ownership
    • Employee Ownership
    • Family Ownership
    • Foreign Ownership
    • Bank Ownership
    • Government Ownership
    • Venture Capital Ownership
    • Ownership Concentration
  • National Corporate Governance Mechanisms:
    • Legal Systems
    • Public & Private Governance
    • Non-Governmental Organizations
    • External Auditors
    • Taxation Systems
    • Business Groups
    • Corporate Governance Codes
    • Corporate Governance Indices
  • Comparative Corporate Governance Systems:
    • National Business Systems/Varieties of Capitalism
    • National Governance Bundles
    • Multi-Level Corporate Governance
    • Transnational Governance Mechanisms
    • Formal versus Informal Mechanisms
    • Rule of Law
    • Cultural Norms
  • Self Governance:
    • Corporate Social Responsibility
    • Business Ethics
    • Industry Self-monitoring
    • Leadership & Culture
  • Teaching Corporate Governance:
    • Case Studies
    • Experiential Exercises
    • Course Design Issues
    • Best Practices