2018 Corporate Governance Symposium "Critical Issues for Boards and Investors in 2018"
Call For Papers

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 / 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance, Clayton Hall, University of Delaware

The John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at the University of Delaware will host a Corporate Governance Symposium on March 6, 2018 at Clayton Hall on the University's campus. The focus of the Symposium will be on "Critical Issues for Boards and Investors in 2018." The Symposium will feature up to four academic papers on corporate governance and a panel discussion featuring speakers from the Delaware judiciary and the academic, investor, business and legal communities. The John L. Weinberg Corporate Governance Best Paper Award will be presented during the Symposium luncheon.

TOPICS: We encourage submission of unpublished papers addressing topics within the field of corporate governance that are of critical importance in 2018 for boards of directors and investors with a focus on: board and committee composition and structure, director skill sets, director evaluations, board diversity, board tenure, board and/or management succession planning, dual role of the CEO/Chairman, the board’s role in monitoring risk and other oversight responsibilities, executive and director compensation, shareholder engagement, shareholder activism, short-termism, dual-class stock, ESG issues and corporate governance reform measures associated with the foregoing.

Faculty from both business and law schools, as well as practitioners, are encouraged to submit their research. Travel and lodging expenses will be reimbursed for the presenting authors and discussants.

Finally, we welcome everyone to attend the conference whether or not you are a program participant.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Please submit papers in a PDF version no later than November 1, 2017. Please use the following format as the file name when you save your paper: Last name (all caps), underscore, shortened name of paper, period, pdf (e.g., DOE_Shareholder Engagement.pdf). Please submit your papers to Louisa Cresson at Alternatively, you may send a hard-copy to:

Louisa K. Cresson
John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance
University of Delaware
Alfred Lerner Hall
Suite 103
Newark, DE 19716

Decisions regarding the symposium program will be made no later than January 17, 2018. General inquiries regarding the conference should be directed to Louisa Cresson at the email address above.

Andy Stark, Alliance Manchester Business School

Posted: 8 Sep 2017