Special Issue "Contemporary Issues in Corporate Governance and Firm Performance"

A special issue of Journal of Risk and Financial Management (ISSN 1911-8074). This special issue belongs to the section "Economics and Finance".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Alireza Tourani Rad
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Guest Editor
Department of Finance, Faculty of Business, Economics and Law, Auckland University of Technology, 42 Wakefield Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Interests: corporate finance and governance; financial and commodities markets; international finance; fund performance
Prof. Dr. Aaron Gilbert
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Guest Editor
Department of Finance, Faculty of Business, Economics and Law, Auckland University of Technology, 42 Wakefield Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Interests: corporate finance and governance; law and finance; financial literacy; NZ superannuation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Over the past 20 years, we have seen a rapid growth in our knowledge of how corporate governance impacts firm performance, both in loacl and international settings. This growth has resulted in attention being paid to governance features that had previously been overlooked such as cultural diversity of the board, social capital of directors, and impact of international institutional investors. While considerable research has been done, and a vast array of governance mechanisms and features have been studied, there is much still to be explored. This is compounded by the rapidly changing ways that firms adopt new governance arrangements. In this special issue, we seek papers addressing how firms and their performance is affected by a broad range of governance mechanisms and features. We invite papers on a range of topics including but limited to:

  • Theories of Corporate Governance
  • The composition and diversity of the board of directors including human and social capital, skills, and experiences
  • Shareholders vs Stakeholders
  • Executive Compensation Schemes
  • Institutional and managerial ownerships including how the nature of the institution impacts corporate governance, i.e., passive vs active funds, impact investors, etc.
  • Firm Disclosure and Reporting including studies based on textual analysis of narrative disclosures

Prof. Dr. Alireza Tourani Rad
Prof. Dr. Aaron Gilbert
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • Governance
  • Board of Directors
  • Social Capital
  • Ownership structure
  • Disclosure

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The Effect of Misalignment of CEO Personality and Corporate Governance Structures on Firm Performance
J. Risk Financial Manag. 2021, 14(8), 375; https://doi.org/10.3390/jrfm14080375 - 15 Aug 2021
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We utilize the IBM Watson Personality Insights service to analyze CEOs’ verbal communication during conference calls to infer CEOs’ Big Five personality traits, which we employ to estimate their risk tolerance levels. We then explore whether the misalignment of CEO risk tolerance and [...] Read more.
We utilize the IBM Watson Personality Insights service to analyze CEOs’ verbal communication during conference calls to infer CEOs’ Big Five personality traits, which we employ to estimate their risk tolerance levels. We then explore whether the misalignment of CEO risk tolerance and governance structures is associated with company performance. Using a two-stage contingency approach, we test two hypotheses: (1) CEO risk tolerance and corporate governance structures are associated; and (2) misalignment of these structures with risk tolerance is negatively associated with financial performance. Based on a sample of 8208 firm-year observations during 2002–2013, we find support for both predictions. Our results support upper echelons theory and suggest that knowledge about CEOs’ inherent personality traits is important and relevant for governance mechanisms to work effectively. Full article
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