Corporate Governance: An International Review

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Edited By: Praveen Kumar and Alessandro Zattoni

Impact Factor: 1.734

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 12/88 (Business Finance); 42/115 (Business); 62/185 (Management)

Online ISSN: 1467-8683

Best Paper Award

Geneen Institute award for best paper and runner up published in CGIR

What are the Best Paper and Runner up Awards?

Since 2015, the Harold S. Geneen Institute of Corporate Governance at Bentley University rewards the most relevant and rigorous studies published in the journal with an annual Best Paper and Runner Up Awards.

The Editorial Advisory Board nominates CGIR papers, published in the previous year, which are practically relevant to corporate governance issues.

Then, an evaluation committee – made by both two AEs nominated by the EICs and one representative of the Geneen Institute – ranks the selected papers for their rigor and relevance and votes for one Best Paper and one Runner-up Paper.

What Do the Winning Authors Receive?

a) Best paper award
- $7,500 cash
- A framed certificate
- The author is profiled on the CGIR website, and in the print journal

b) Runner up paper award
- $2,500 cash
- A framed certificate
- The author is profiled on the CGIR website, and in the print journal

How to be considered

Any article published in CGIR is eligible for the award. If you are interested in submitting a paper to CGIR you can read our submission guidelines here.

This Year's Winners

2014 Best Paper
Structuring Corporate Boards for Wealth Protection and/or Wealth Creation: the Effects of National Institutional Characteristics
Young Un Kim, Salih Zeki Ozdemir

2014 Runner-up Paper
The Economic Impact of Entrepreneurship: Comparing international Datasets
Douglas Cumming, Sofia Johan, Minjie Zhang

Previous Winners

2013 Best Paper
CEO pay from a social norm perspective: The infringement and reestablishment of fairness norms
Katja Rost, Antoinette Weibel

2013 Runner-up Paper
Boards of directors and financial risk during the credit crisis
Terry McNulty, Chris Florackis, Phillip Ormrod


Best Paper
Creditor Rights and R&D Expenditures
Bruce Seifert, Halit Gonenc

Runner-up Paper
Board Structure and Survival of New Economy IPO Firms
Nongnit Chancharat, Chandrasekhar Krishnamurti, Gary Tian


Best Paper
National Institutional Systems as Antecedents of Female Board Representation: An Empirical Study
Johanne Grosvold, Stephen Bramme

Runner-up Papers
Did Board Configuration Matter? The Case of US Subprime Lenders
Maureen I. Muller-Kahle, Krista B. Lewellyn


Best Paper
The Role of Nominating Committees and Director Reputation in Shaping the Labor Market for Directors: An Empirical Assessment
Aurélien Eminet and Zied Guedri

Runner-up Papers
Opening the black box of upper echelons: Drivers of poor information processing during the financial crisis
Katja Rost and Margit Osterloh


Best Paper
Governance Bundles, Firm Performance, and the Substitutability and Complementarity of Governance Mechanisms
Andrew J. Ward, Jill A. Brown, and Dan Rodriguez

Runner-up Paper
The Performance of Group-affiliated Firms During Institutional Transition: A Longitudinal Study of Indian Firms
Alessandro Zattoni, Torben Pedersen, and Vikas Kumar