Center for Corporate Governance

Academic Conference

The Eight Annual Academic Conference on Corporate Governance will be held at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business on April 17, 2015. The conference features theoretical and empirical research related to corporate governance with a slight preference to research related to work by this year’s honoree, Jonathan M. Karpoff.

Jonathan M. Karpoff, is the Washington Mutual Endowed Chair in Innovation Professor of Finance at the University Of Washington Foster School Of Business. Jon will receive our award for outstanding contributions to research in corporate governance and present the keynote speech at Friday’s luncheon. Previous recipients were Michael Jensen, Rene Stulz, Andrei Shleifer, Steven Kaplan, Harold Demsetz, Kevin Murphy and Michael Weisbach.

The Call for Papers is now open! Please submit your work for consideration below.

Submission Guidelines

To be eligible for submission, the paper must still be at a revisable stage (i.e. neither published nor so close to publication that significant changes are not feasible) by the date of the conference.

We expect to notify authors about acceptances by early February 2015.

You are welcome to register and attend the conference whether or not you submit a paper and whether or not your paper is accepted. Conference registration will be opening in January 2015.

You may upload one paper for consideration via our website on the signup confirmation page. If you would like to submit more that one paper please be sure to select the correct number of additional papers from the drop down “guests” menu on the sign up screen so that your total is generated correctly. Once registration is completed you will need to email your additional papers to