Headlines tell us about failures of corporate boards, weaknesses in strategic leadership, and controversies over tax arbitrage. Within businesses and public sector organisations, however, we also see exploration of new forms of ownership and new paths of accountability, seeking to create value for owners, broader social impact and business sustainability. The BU research cluster on Regulation, Corporate Governance and Taxation brings together scholars and students from across a wide range of disciplines to conduct research into both the failings and the experimentation. We seek insights that can arise at the intersection of leadership studies, finance, accounting, business ethics, institutional analysis, law and economics to advance knowledge in the diverse field of corporate governance.
Corporate governance spans a wide range of issues in business and management, drawing upon disciplines ranging from law and accountancy, economics and finance, to strategic management, leadership and ethics. This research cluster brings their efforts together to build new projects and develop new scholars seeking to explore questions confronting businesses, their investors and the boards of other types of organisations, too.
Our research examines boards of directors and their relationships with investors, as well as regulators, gatekeepers and watchdogs with whom they interact. A sub-group of the cluster specialises in taxation and tax policy. The cluster has a strong interest in building on the body of scholarship and the efforts of their scholars to research new questions. We want to build new research capabilities, too, by welcoming new scholars to the field. Cluster members are generally open to consider applications from candidates for doctoral and other research degrees.
- Letza, S. (2017). Corporate governance and the African business context: the case of Nigeria. Economics & Business Review, 3(1), 184-204
- Spiers, L. (2017). Corporate governance, risk and crises in small companies: shedding light from inside the boardroom black box. Economics & Business Review, 3(1), 112-126.
- Nordberg, D. (2017). Board ethos and institutional work: developing a corporate governance identity through developing the UK code. Economics & Business Review, 3(1), 73-96.
- Concannon, M. & Nordberg, D. (2017). Boards strategizing in liminal spaces: Process and practice, formal and informal. European Management Journal. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.emj.2017.03.008
- McNulty, T. & Nordberg. D. (2016). Ownership, Activism and Engagement: Institutional Investors as Active Owners. Corporate Governance: An International Review. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/corg.12143
- Nordberg, D. (2014). Viewpoint – Governing the governance of the governors: Motivating accountability at the top of public organizations. Evidence-based HRM: a Global Forum for Empirical Scholarship, 2(1), 114-119. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/EBHRM-08-2013-0026
- Professor Stephen Letza’s 2004 article in Corporate Governance: An International Review was heralded in 2013 as one of the 10 most cited articles in the journal’s 20 years of publication
- Donald Nordberg’s book, Corporate Governance: Principles and Issues, was published in 2011 by Sage Publications.