Emerging Markets Corporate Governance Research Network
To promote the corporate governance policy agenda in emerging markets and transition economies, IFC has supported and endorsed a network of leading academics under the auspices of its Emerging Markets Corporate Governance Research Network.
The aim of the network is to raise the academic quality of research on CG in emerging markets, to foster international exchange among scholars in all regions and to enhance the dialogue of researchers with policy makers and the private sector. Activities of the network include conferences, workshops, interviews with leading academics, and sharing of papers and data.
Currently, the Network is chaired by Prof. Stijn Claessens of University of Amsterdam and coordinated by Melsa Ararat, Director of Corporate Governance Forum of Turkey and professor at Sabanci University, with the support of Burcin Yurtoglu, professor at the Otto Beisheim School of Management.
The Network organizes biannual international academic conferences where the forthcoming issues in corporate governance are identified and broad lessons of corporate governance in developing countries are drawn. The conferences include policy makers and practitioners.