Under the direction of B. Espen Eckbo, Tuck Centennial Professor of Finance, the Center for Corporate Governance recognizes that good governance practices are essential in raising capital in the competitive global environment. Research at the center focuses on understanding how international differences in capital markets, ownership structures, and legal traditions affect the optimal design of financial contracts. The center also examines potential conflicts between shareholders (as owners of the firm) and other corporate constituents. These conflicts arise in hostile takeovers, bankruptcies, restructuring, the determination of executive compensation, and like situations.
Our research and related commentary are promoted in top-tier journals and at high-level academic and industry conferences throughout the world. Contemporary Corporate Governance Issues, the center's signature conference, attracts the world's leading scholars in the governance field. Additionally, the center seeks to engage Tuck students in the governance debate through our course, International Corporate Governance and by hosting leading executives and board members from industry.