Key Corporate Governance Themes and Issues in a Globalised and Internationalised World
15 Pages Posted: 27 Oct 2015 Last revised: 18 Sep 2019
Date Written: 2015
This special edition of the European Business Law Review contains the papers delivered at a Forum held in Muenster, Germany on 4-5 November 2013 .It was the Inaugural Forum sponsored primarily by the German Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research through the Anneliese Maier Research Award that I received in 2013. This award of EUR250,000 over a ﬁve year period, was awarded to me based on a nomination by Professor Ingo Saenger, University of Muenster. It was one of seven Annneliese Maier Research Awards made by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in 2013. The award winners were selected from the 54 people (from 26 different countries) nominated for the Award in 2012. Nominations were invited from all disciplines of the humanities and social sciences, but not natural sciences. The nominations were all aimed at the further internationalisation of the humanities and social sciences in Germany. The Award I received is dedicated to the further internationalisation of the German corporate governance and corporate law.
The Inaugural Forum was promoted under the neutral banner of International Corporate Governance and Law (ICGL) to accommodate the acknowledgement of various institutions like the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Deakin University (Australia), my home University, and the University of Muenster, the hosting institution for the 2013 Inaugural ICGL Forum. The theme for the 2013 Inaugural ICGL Forum was intentionally picked to be very broad, namely ‘Key Corporate Governance Themes and Issues in a Globalised and Internationalised World’, to identify as many as possible core international corporate governance and corporate law themes and issues. The key presenters were selected based on previous research collaboration and by identifying other leading scholars in the areas of corporate governance and corporate law. The key presenters were encouraged to pick at least one key theme or issue from areas I have selected as core over the 5-year duration of the Anneliese Maier Research Award. The key presenters were also encouraged to focus on any other international corporate governance themes or issues in a globalised and internationalised world. As will be seen from the papers, they do indeed focus on very significant themes and issue that will have considerable impact on international corporate governance and corporate law in future.
In what follows, I will attempt to extract the most important themes and issues from all the papers.
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