Call for Papers
CGBC 2012 – Boston, USA.
Corporate Governance and Business Conference (CGBC)
14th & 15th
Overview of the Conference
The recent financial crisis has created an impression, rightly or wrongly, of a
wholesale failure in corporate governance. Considerable debate has ensued and
various practitioners, policy makers and theorists have endeavoured to discover
whether this is symptomatic of broader problems or the result of inadequacies in the
regulation structure of the financial system. All who wrestle with this issue are
aware of the need to encourage high standards of corporate governance without
endangering entrepreneurialism, innovation and wealth creation. This whole issue
has thrown into sharp relief the dialogue (or lack of it) between boards and
shareholders. There is clearly no room for complacency in the areas of strategy and
value-creation. Companies worldwide are now suffering a whole raft of problems
many of which stem from liquidity and solvency in the global banking system.
Increasingly the issue of Corporate Governance is one that warrants attention. From
the American Bar Association’s Model Business Corporation Act to the Turnbull
Guidance (2005) considerable momentum has been building, a momentum added to
considerably by the Enron debacle. The conference seeks to elucidate a wealth of
issues related not just to Corporate Governance, but also business management and
general business ethics. Contributions should therefore be of interest to scholars,
practitioners and researchers in management in both developed and developing
countries targeting a worldwide readership.
Examples of topics appropriate to the Conference may include:
Effective boardroom performance and board evaluation
Leadership training and education
Transparency in government procurement/operations
Market Microstructure Legal safeguards and their role in Corporate Governance
Reforming corporate reporting
The interplay between the G4 and trade round implementation issues
Reporting structures in business
How trade facilitation is conceptualized and made operational in different
The role of the Special Safeguard Mechanism (SSM)
Accounting Disclosure Practices
The implementation of the "comply or explain" principle
The role of business in society
The incentives required to encourage more socially- and environmentallyresponsible corporate action
The role and contribution of external (non-executive) directors
Corporate accountability in a media age
Issues of Intellectual property rights
Redefinitions and reassessments of corporate governance models
Regulation and competition
Role of International Law in business
The role and impact of local and international regulatory bodies and regimes
on corporate behaviour.
Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility
The linkage between international trade and overseas aid
Business ethics and legal issues
Business policies, strategies, and performance
Business and retail research
Business security and privacy issues
Please note that this list is only indicative of possible topic areas that contributors
may wish to consider while they develop their papers for the conference.
To elucidate an issue that is becoming ever more important as global
economies become intertwined.
To learn more of the key concepts and frameworks from all disciplines
regarding wide range of contemporary issues in business and management.
To explore how governance issues are raised, challenged and resolved.
To consider the pedagogy for teaching the issue of business & management,
including recommendations about topics, syllabi and course materials.
Keep abreast of developing trends in the field of corporate governance To meet and network with colleagues in one of America’s most cultured
Authors are invited to submit original research papers, case studies, reviews, work
in progress reports, abstracts, students’ papers or research proposals within the
broad scope of the conference. All submitted paper will be double blind reviewed
for consideration in the conference. Papers should follow the required style and
format. All Manuscripts Should Be Professionally Proofread Before The Submission.
The best papers from the conference will be recognized and will be considered for
publication in the Journal of Business & Retail Management Research (JBRMR).
Papers should be submitted to the Editor-in-chief electronically through the online
system as e-mail attachment to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Each conference participant is required to pay the registration fee of £250 (pound
sterling). This cover conference attendance, copy of special edition of CGBC
proceedings & attendance certificate.
For more information, please visit the website at www.abrmr.com
Draft submission deadline: 31st May 2012
Final paper submission deadline: 24th
Publication release: 14th
£250 if submitted before the deadline of 24th
£300 after the deadline of 24th