FAU to Host Conference on Corporate Finance and Governance

By paul owers | 11/5/2020

The Florida Atlantic University College of Business is hosting a virtual conference on corporate finance and governance that will bring together leading researchers from the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia.

The free event sponsored by the British Academy of Management will take place from Friday, Nov. 13 to Sunday, Nov. 15, and will feature 68 presentations that cover all aspects of corporate finance and governance, including such topics as COVID-19, the media, gender and politics.

In addition, there will be keynote addresses in a panel format by professors Allen Berger, Ph.D., of the University of South Carolina, Itay Goldstein, Ph.D., of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and Laura Starks, Ph.D., of the University of Texas at Austin.

“Markets in 2020 have been extremely volatile,” said Douglas Cumming, Ph.D., an FAU professor and event organizer. “Turbulent markets create increasing scope for corporate governance failures.”

Cumming and fellow organizer and FAU professor Sofia Johan, Ph.D., originally expected to host conference attendees from across the globe in Boca Raton. But the ongoing pandemic forced the event to be held online. While there will be no opportunity for in-person networking, a virtual event eliminates the cost and offers flexibility to the attendees, the organizers said.

Following the final session on Sunday, Nov. 15, the Institute for Humane Studies will sponsor the best paper and other awards. There also will be an open discussion with editors of publications that publish research on corporate finance and governance.

To register or for more information, email BocaConference@gmail.com.