The Chair of Research in Corporate Governance
The financial crisis has brought to light the necessity for firms to have a high quality of governance to improve their financial health. Firms should have a fair vision of the actors taking part in its governance: board of directors, shareholders, other stakeholders. Who are the decision-makers? Do firms have a clear definition of responsibilities? How does information flow between the different actors? How is the governance perceived by the stakeholders of the firm? Are the chosen accounting methods efficient? Is the financial communication clear, transparent and sincere? The financial crisis also reminds us of the high importance of risk management which should be in constant evolution.
The research team in governance has several targets:
- to contribute to the scientific community, with national and international research projects,
- to conduct analyses for practitioners and to help companies in their reflection on governance,
- to enhance the School teaching programs by motivating students towards questions of governance.
Governance of banks is one of the main research projects of the chair. On September 27th, a partnership has been signed for three years with the Crédit Agricole de Champagne Bourgogne. Research for this partner will concern the composition and the role of the board of directors in the particular context of mutualism, based on proximity, embeddedness, and solidarity.
On September 27th, a partnership has been signed for three years with the Crédit Agricole de Champagne Bourgogne.
Link between research and courses
- Corporate governance is a course taught to all the students of master 2.
- International accounting and advanced accounting are courses taught to students of master 2 belonging to the track "audit-expertise-conseil".
- Audit is a course taught to the students of master 1 either as an option or compulsory for students belonging to the specialization "audit-expertise-conseil".
- Financial communication is the title of a course taught to students of master 2 belonging to the specialization "corporate finance".
- Risk management is studied in the course "corporate risk management" taught to the students of the specialization "Corporate Finance" and in the course "risk management of financial institutions" taught to the students of the specialization "Bank".
- Each year, many students in finance choose to make the topic of their professional thesis governance related.