The primary purpose of the two series is to publish research papers on corporate governance related topics that are authored or co-authored by ECGI Research Members and ECGI Fellows.
Frequently Answered Questions about the ECGI Working Paper Series
Only ECGI Fellows and Research Members may submit papers to the ECGI Series. Exceptions can be made for papers that have been delivered at academic conferences or workshops organised or endorsed by the ECGI, or for papers that are included in ECGI Research Newsletters.
The WP series editors will generally apply a broad definition of corporate governance and also include papers on the interface between corporate governance and other areas, or papers of which only a part touches on corporate governance. However, papers in other areas whose relevance for corporate governance is only indirect or methodological will not be included. Examples of papers that will be accepted include works:
covering topics of financial regulation that have an impact on how firms are, or should be, governed/managed/owned;
dealing with the financial crisis, when implications can be drawn on how financial institutions are, or should be, governed/managed/owned.
Examples of papers in other areas whose relevance for corporate governance is only indirect or methodological include:
contributions to banking and financial institutions that do not address governance issues;
macroeconomic discussions of the financial crisis, sovereign debt markets or related phenomena that do not explicitly address the governance of firms or financial intermediaries.
The ECGI Working Paper Series are intended for works in progress (i.e., not for already published pieces). The acid test for inclusion is whether the paper could be published in a scholarly journal. As such, the main focus is on research papers. Essays, longer surveys or handbook chapters will typically also be included. Comments, op-ed pieces, cases, or teaching notes will not be included.
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