Emerging Markets Corporate Governance Research Network
Research on corporate governance, until recently, has been generated against experiences and events in the developed markets by using data relevant to these markets. The outcome of research as such has not always been appropriate or relevant as the basis for analysis of reform considerations for developing countries.
To promote the corporate governance policy agenda in emerging markets and transition economies, the Forum 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 involve conferences, seminars and workshops and the 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.