Corporate governance is the collection of mechanisms, processes and relations used by various parties to control and to operate a corporation. The Corporate Governance Research Network on SSRN is an open access preprint server that provides a venue for authors to showcase their research papers in our digital library, speeding up the dissemination and providing the scholarly community access to groundbreaking working papers and early-stage research. SSRN provides the opportunity to share different outputs of research such as preprints, preliminary or exploratory investigations, book chapters, PhD dissertations, course and teaching materials, presentations, and posters among others. SSRN also helps corporate governance scholars discover the latest research in their own and other fields of interest, while providing a platform for the early sharing of their own work, making it available for subsequent work to be built upon more quickly.
Corporate governance is a systematic approach based on guidelines, processes, and best practices in which a firm is organized, managed, and controlled. Because the scope of local, national, and international commerce is so vast, the study of corporate governance encompasses everything from the organization of family firms to the management of multinational corporations. An understanding of corporate governance is essential not only to practical business success but also to the academic study of Economics, Finance, Law, and Political Science.