Corporate Governance: An International Review

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Edited By: Praveen Kumar and Alessandro Zattoni

Impact Factor: 2.169

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 11/94 (Business Finance); 37/120 (Business); 55/192 (Management)

Online ISSN: 1467-8683


The mission of Corporate Governance: An International Review (CGIR)  is to publish cutting-edge research on the phenomena of comparative corporate governance throughout the global economy. CGIR acts as a forum for the exchange of information, insights and knowledge based on both theoretical development and practical experience.  It is committed to publishing rigorous and relevant research on corporate governance so that the practice of corporate governance can be influenced and improved throughout the world.

Aims and Scope

The mission of Corporate Governance: An International Review is to publish cutting-edge international business research on the phenomena of comparative corporate governance throughout the global economy. Our ultimate goal is a rigorous and relevant global theory of corporate governance.  We define corporate governance broadly as the exercise of power over corporate entities so as to increase the value provided to the organization's various stakeholders, as well as making those stakeholders accountable for acting responsibly with regard to the protection, generation, and distribution of wealth invested in the firm.  Because of this broad conceptualization, a wide variety of academic disciplines can contribute to our understanding, and we do not limit our perspective to any one theory or methodological paradigm. Previous theory and research has been published by scholars operating from such base disciplines as accounting, economics, finance, law, management, sociology, and political science.  In other words, we seek to learn about both the antecedents and effects of corporate governance practices, policies, and principles throughout the world from an interdisciplinary “conversation”. 

Authors should strive to produce original, insightful, and interesting theory and research to build on previous corporate governance research or redirect research into entirely new areas, so that we move closer to a parsimonious, accurate and generalizable global theory of corporate governance. All submissions are comprehensively refereed using two or more anonymous reviewers who do not know the names or the affiliations of the submitting author(s). We see reviewing as a developmental process that aims at improving the quality of individual papers. We seek to be the publication outlet of choice for all scholars interested in reading about and publishing research on international aspects of corporate governance, as well as the knowledge center for consultants, practitioners and public policy makers engaged with corporate governance throughout the world.


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