The Department has a long-standing tradition of research in different aspects of corporate governance. The Department’s expertise in the field of Corporate Governance and Auditing is further strengthened by close work of colleagues examining corporate governance from the viewpoint of accounting and finance research. The research results in the area of Corporate Governance and Auditing are of great public interest and are frequently covered by national and international newspapers.
The research undertaken by faculty members in this area covers executive compensation, share repurchases, outside directors, importance of different governance arrangements, and aspects of financial audit. Ongoing research projects include design of executive compensation contracts and international evidence on the association between earnings quality and corporate governance arrangements.
Faculty members in this area have published in leading accounting journals such as The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Contemporary Accounting Research and other reputable accounting journals as Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Journal of Corporate Finance, Accounting and Business Research, Corporate Governance: An International Review, and Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory.