Corporate governance (CBR research area)

The CBR has carried out over 20 research projects on issues affecting the governance, management and regulation of companies, including board structure, executive pay, hostile takeovers, shareholder activism, socially responsible investment, corporate insolvency, inter-firm contracting, worker participation, employment protection, and labour standards regulation.

Associated research themes

Board management and risk

Company law

Corporate growth

Emerging markets

Employee consultation and restructuring

Employment legislation institutions and practice

Family businesses

Financial institutions and governance

Financial regulation

Governance and innovation

Law, finance and development

Takeovers, ownership and executive pay

Venture capital and hedge funds

Associated research projects

Addressing Gender Inequality through Corporate Governance

Agglomerative and Deglomerative Processes and Small Firms Development in Business and Professional Services

Analysis of Middle Market Firms

Assessing the Impact of the National Minimum Wage on Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SME Survey)

Bankruptcy Law and Entrepreneurship

Barriers to Innovation and Growth in High Technology SMEs: The Role of Absorptive Capacity

Building a Biomedical Enterprise and Commercialising Science: Entrepreneurial UK Genomics Firms in Comparative Perspective

Business Failure and Macroeconomic Instability

The Capability Approach and the Implementation of EU Social Policy Directives

Capright: Resources, Rights and Capabilities in Europe

Company Law Review

Competition and Performance

Competition, Takeovers and Investment

Competitiveness and Productivity of the UK Design Engineering Sector

The Competitiveness of the UK and its Multinational Companies

Concepts of Insolvency

The Contribution of Services and Other Sectors to Australian Productivity Growth 1995-2005

Cooperation, Stakeholder Representation and Business Performance

Corporate Governance and Innovation

Corporate Governance and Investment: An International Research Network

Corporate Governance, Corporate Finance and Economic Performance in Emerging Markets

Corporate Law and Economic Performance

Corporate Rescue: Impact of the Enterprise Act 2002

Corporate Responses to Macroeconomic Changes and Shocks

Ethics, Regulation and Globalisation

Evaluation of the Golden Key Package Component of the Small Business Initiative Funded by the British Bankers Association

Evolution of Governance Arrangements in the Family Firm

Finance, Training and SME Performance: An Evaluation Study of the Small Business Initiative

FINNOV – Finance, Innovation and Growth: Changing Patterns and Policy Implications

From Employability to Capability: An Exploratory Approach on the Quality of Employment

The Future of Collectivism in the Regulation of Pay and Employment in Britain

The Future of Professional Work

The Globalising Behaviour of UK Firms in a Comparative Context

The Governance of Mutuality

High Tech CEOs and Their Businesses

Impact of the Enterprise Act 2002

The Impact of the National Minimum Wage on Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

The Impact of the National Minimum Wage on Small and Medium Sized Businesses in the Cleaning and Security Sectors

The Implementation of the Working Time Directive in the UK

Insolvency and Stakeholding

Institutional Investment and Corporate Accountability

International Financial Regulation

International Mergers

Job Insecurity, Polarisation, Social Exclusion and Flexibility

The Knowledge Hub (UK~IRC)

Labour Market Reform and Social Inclusion: The Case of New Zealand, Ireland and Denmark

Law and Finance in Emerging Markets

Law, Development and Finance in Rising Powers

Law, Finance and Development

The Learning Factory

The Legal Framework Governing Business Firms and its Implications for Manufacturing Scale and Performance

Manufacturing Strategy and Competitiveness

The National Small and Medium Sized Business Surveys

Networks, Collective Learning and R&D in Regionally Clustered High-technology Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

New Product Development Performance in the UK and Japanese Automotive Industries

Northern Ireland SME Benchmarking Survey

The Organisation of Entrepreneurial Technology Firms in Several European Countries

Pension Fund Governance and Socially Responsible Investment

Reflexive Governance in the Public Interest

Reflexive Law and Democratic Governance

The Role of "Soft Companies" and Government R&D Contracts in Development of SMEs

The Role of Technology Policy in Incubating European New Technology-Based Firms

SME Performance and Policy

Social Dialogue, Employment and Territories: Towards a European Politics of Capabilities

"Soft Regulation": Conforming with the Principle of "Comply or Explain"

Startup Finance: A Study of Micro Finance amongst Soft and Hard Companies

Survey of National Health Service Reforms and the Working Lives of Midwives and Physiotherapists

The UK Innovation Research Centre (UK~IRC)

Updating Employment Institutions and Governance