BAM Corporate Governance Conference




We are delighted to invite you to the British Academy of Management Corporate Governance Conference, which will be held in the Business School, University of Southampton, United Kingdom, during 24th – 25th June 2019, and invite the submission of original papers related to, but not limited by, the following broad theme:

Sustainable Corporate Governance

The financial crisis and recurrent corporate scandals in the last two decades have sparked a series of revisions to governance policies, initiating reforms on a global scale. However, the recent collapse of Carillion and BHS has demonstrated, once again, the failure of corporate governance to obviate lethal threats to businesses, financial markets and society at large. Perennial financial catastrophes lead us to question the sustainability of traditional models of corporate governance at national and international levels, in a world where the structures of global institutions change as swiftly as the technology that sustains them. 
This two-day conference is to bring together researchers to showcase their studies and debate the most acute issues confronting academics, practitioners and policy-makers against a rapidly-changing political, social and economic landscape. We invite the submission of original papers focusing on research questions with consequences for corporate governance practice and policies, with an emphasis on stakeholders and organisations in the public and private sectors, in both developed and developing countries.



This event will take place on the 24th and 25th June 2019


Who Should Attend

• All academics and practitioners engaged in research in the fields of governance and corporate governance
• Educators in both the public and private sectors with a responsibility to train students in the disciplines of corporate governance and corporate social responsibility
• Practitioners whose systems of professional ethics require them to be aware of the latest developments in the field of corporate social responsibility
• Policy-makers who develop and promulgate codes of corporate governance and practice


Benefits of Attendance

Keynote speakers provide insights on recent developments and future avenues for corporate governance research

BJM Chief Editor delivers how to publish in top-ranked journals, such as British Journal of Management, etc.

Quantitative Research Workshop focuses on some of the challenges of qualitative research: in relation to the development of the research question, data generation and analysis. 

Quantitative Research Workshop discusses the most advanced research methods and techniques in contemporary corporate governance researches, with focus on the evaluation methods as to how a corporate governance event will impact on a firm.

Present your research in a friendly and supportive environment and gain a valuable feedback
• Discuss your work with a panel of area experts
• exchange of ideas with their peers
• get the feedback from the experts and senior academics
• Network with other doctoral students, researchers, and senior academics



Southampton University Business School 
University of Southampton
Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ





Paper Submission Details

We invite papers covering all areas of corporate governance and governance-related studies. Authors are encouraged to submit both full papers and works-in-progress; however, in case of the latter, submissions should be completed drafts that include principal results.

Key dates: 
Extended Deadline for paper submission: Midnight (GMT) 17th June 2019. Authors are encouraged to submit their work as soon as it is ready, as we review submissions as papers are received, returning our decisions as quickly as possible.
– Notification of acceptance will be by: 19th June 2019.

Authors should email their papers to:

Papers will be selected via a double-blind review process undertaken by the programme committee.


Keynote Speakers

Professor Douglas Cumming (Florida Atlantic University)
Professor Geoffrey Wood (Essex University)

Professor Douglas Cumming
Douglas Cumming, J.D., Ph.D., CFA, is the DeSantis Distinguished Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship at Florida Atlantic University College of Business. Previously, Douglas was a Professor and the Ontario Research Chair at the Schulich School of Business, York University, in Toronto, Canada from 2007-2018. He has also held visiting appointments at Essex Business School, Kobe University, and EMLyon, among others.
Douglas has published over 150 articles in leading refereed academic journals such as in finance, management, and law and economics on topics that include corporate governance, venture capital, private equity, hedge funds, crowdfunding, law and finance, and entrepreneurship. He is the Managing Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Corporate Finance and Annals of Corporate Governance. Douglas’ work has been reviewed in numerous media outlets, including The Economist, The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Globe and Mail, and The New Yorker. 

Professor Geoffrey Wood 
Professor Geoffrey Wood is Dean and Professor of International Business, at Essex Business School. Previously he was Professor of International Business at Warwick Business School, UK. He has authored/co-authored/edited sixteen books, and over one hundred and sixty articles in peer-reviewed journals. Previously he was Professor of International Business at Warwick Business School, UK. He holds honorary positions at Griffith and Monash University in Australia, and Witwatersrand and Nelson Mandela Universities in South Africa. Geoff’s research interests centre on the relationship between institutional setting, corporate governance, firm finance, and firm level work and employment relations.
Geoffrey Wood is Editor in Chief of the British Journal of Management, the Official Journal of the British Academy of Management (BAM). He also serves on the BAM Council. He is also Co-Editor of the Annals of Corporate Governance and Associate Editor of Academy of Management Perspectives.
He is also editor of the Chartered ABS Journal Ranking list.
He has had numerous research grants, including funding councils (e.g. ESRC), government departments (e.g. US Department of Labour; UK Department of Works and Pensions), charities (e.g. Nuffield Foundation), the labour movement (e.g. the ITF) and the European Union.



The conference comprises the following four elements:

Professor Douglas Cumming (Florida Atlantic University)
Professor Geoffrey Wood (Essex University)


There will be themed parallel sessions at which conference delegates will be able to present their ongoing work, exchange ideas with their peers, and gain feedback from experts and senior academics.


As part of the conference, we have organised two research methods-focused workshops on qualitative and quantitative research procedures. These workshops will enhance participants' understanding of new methods and techniques recently utilised in business, economic and management research, led by experts who will facilitate an exchange of ideas on how to enrich the quality of your research by using the latest methodological tools.

The Qualitative Research Workshop will focus on some of the challenges of qualitative research, with particular focus on the development of research questions, data generation and analysis.

The Quantitative Research Workshop will discuss the latest research methods and techniques available in corporate governance, with an emphasis on the methods available to determine its impact on companies and society.


"GETTING PUBLISHED” WORKSHOP                    
The British Journal of Management Editor-In-Chief will deliver an address giving authors an insight into the perils, problems and pitfalls of getting published and how to avoid them, using the BJM as an example.


Provider Information

The British Academy of Management Corporate Governance Special Interest Group (CGSIG), will host the conference, and the Business School of the University of Southampton, whose support we gratefully acknowledge, will sponsor the event.


Travel Information

Find your way around the University with our interactive campus map. Also available for download is a printable map or a large print version
You can also download our directions sheet for visitors: Maps



For information regarding paper submission and the conference programme, please contact: 
• Oliver Marnet:
• Jia Liu:

For general enquiries please contact the BAM Office on +44(0)2073837770, or at


Event Fee 

• BAM Student Members: £30
• BAM Ordinary members: £45
• Non-BAM members - Student: £50
• Non-BAM members (full): £75
• University of Southampton Staff and students: £30

The fees cover conference registration and pack, lunch, tea and coffee for the two days.

Conference Gala Dinner (Optional):
The Conference Gala Dinner plays a dynamic role in the social programme for the delegates. If you would like to attend the dinner, the fee will be £35 in addition to the registration fees.
The dinner will take place at Garden Restaurant, 44 High Road, Swaythling, Southampton SO16 2JF


If you are not a BAM member and would like to join BAM or find out more about the benefits of being a BAM member, please go to BAM BAM membership.



Cancelation Policy - Should you wish to cancel your place, you will receive a full refund if your cancelation is made 4 weeks prior to the event. After this, full payment will be required.  BAM reserves the right to cancel the event if there are not enough people to justify running the workshops.


24th June 2019   through   25th June 2019
Registration Fee
BAM Student Members £ 30.00
BAM Ordinary members £ 45.00
Non-BAM members - Student £ 50.00
Non-BAM members (full) £ 75.00
Universiy of Southampton Staff and Students £ 30.00
Group Booking - Soton £ 300.00
Gala Dinner £ 35.00
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