Synthesis Report: 6th International Research Conference on Corporate Governance in Emerging Markets

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The 6th International Conference on Corporate Governance in Emerging Markets Conference was co-organized by Emerging Markets Corporate Governance Network (EMCGN) and the Institute of Governance and Organizational Responsibility at Groningen University and hosted by de Nederlandsche Bank, with support from NN Investment Partners and European Investment Bank. 23 papers by scholars from 19 countries were presented in seven thematically different sessions and explored recurring issues in corporate governance research, such as governance in family-controlled firms, governance of financial institutions, and related-party transactions in controlled firms, as well as less studied topics, such as the effect of board gender quotas on firm performance in an emerging-market context.

 

This conference is part of a series of academic events organized by the EMCGN. The IFC Corporate Governance Group endorses and supports the Network, which was first convened by Stijn Claessens in 2001. The biannual academic conferences focus on themes that are important to academics and practitioners interested in the role and effect of corporate governance in emerging markets.