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The worldwide economic crisis that erupted in 2008 and deepened in 2009 is challenging a host of our conceptions and theories of effective corporate governance. The 2010 conference on Corporate Governance and the Global Financial Crisis will look at "new perspectives" on how to reform the corporate governance system nationally, regionally, or globally, and the best papers from the conference will be published in a subsequent special issue of Corporate Governance: An International Review (CGIR).

The Call for Papers outlines some of the governance shortcomings that contributed to the crisis of confidence but notes that, unfortunately, there is little agreement as to what went wrong and what changes need to be made. The 2010 conference is intended to explore these issues in two related themes: Did corporate governance play a contributing role in precipitating and/or exacerbating the financial crisis in the U.S. and other countries? And what public-policy and corporate-governance reforms are required in light of what we have learned from the financial crisis? We are particularly interested in papers that address specific reforms for national and global corporate governance systems, and we encourage papers that are diverse in approach and cross-national in focus. Papers may be (1) more traditional academic papers analyzing how corporate governance contributed to the global financial crisis, or (2) less traditional holistic essays suggesting how corporate governance reforms can avert a similar crisis in the future. All submissions should concentrate on the larger issues associated with corporate governance and the global financial crisis. The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2010.

More details about submission guidelines are noted in the Call for Papers. The conference organizers are Mauro Guillen and Michael Useem of the Wharton School and William Judge, Editor-in-Chief of CGIR, and the special issue editors are Michael Useem, William Judge, and Martin Conyon of IE Business School, Madrid. You may contact Kay Dowgun with questions about the conference or Maureen Muller-Kahle with questions about the special issue.