International Journal of Corporate Governance

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Editor in Chief: Prof. Han Donker, Dr. Saif Zahir
ISSN online: 1754-3045
ISSN print: 1754-3037
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IJCG is a peer reviewed international journal publishing high quality, original manuscripts that analyse issues related to corporate governance. Contributions can be of a theoretical or empirical nature. IJCG targets scholars from both academia and the business community. Papers examine emerging trends in corporate governance and fast-changing concerns faced by companies from a comprehensive range of areas. Papers that apply financial regulations and organisational behaviour to corporate governance issues are also welcome.


 Topics covered include

  • 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

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The principal object of IJCG is to create a venue for academicians and scholars in the field of corporate governance where they can disseminate their research and study ideas, thoughts, and empirical findings to the business community as well as to academia.


The main readership of IJCG will be academic institution professors, researchers, graduate student, and business executives. The readership spectrum will also include: experts (consultants) in corporate governance, financial economists, legal practitioners, scholars in accounting, regulators, corporate management, and business professionals.


IJCG publishes original papers, review papers, book reviews. Special Issues devoted to important topics in corporate governance will occasionally be published.



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    Editor in Chief

  • Donker, Han, University of Alaska Anchorage, USA
  • Zahir, Saif, University of Northern British Columbia, Canada

Regional Editor China and Southeast Asia

  • Liu, Chunhui, Southern University of Science and Technology, China

Regional Editor India and Southeast Asia

  • Dayanandan, Ajit, University of Alaska Anchorage, USA

Regional Editor Middle East

  • Trabelsi, Samir, Brock University, Canada

Editorial Board Members

  • Bae, Kee-Hong, Queen's University, Canada
  • Bebchuk, Lucian, Harvard Law School, USA
  • DeJong, Doug, University of Iowa, USA
  • Faccio, Mara, Purdue University, USA
  • Goergen, Marc, Cardiff University, UK
  • Hill, Jennifer, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Jaffe, Jeffrey, University of Pennsylvania, USA
  • Jong, Abe de, RSM Erasmus University, Netherlands
  • Kraakman, Reinier, Harvard Law School, USA
  • Li, Kai, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Macey, Jonathan, Yale Law School, USA
  • McCahery, Joseph, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Thomsen, Steen, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
  • Thorburn, Karin, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, USA
  • Zhang, Guochang, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong SAR, China


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