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University of Delaware - Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics

By Kevin Tritt April 12, 2023

In collaboration with the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI), the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance and the Department of Finance at the University of Delaware’s Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics hosted its 2023 annual corporate governance symposium on March 17 at Clayton Hall.

The winning papers of the John L. Weinberg/IRRCi $10,000 research paper competition were announced at the symposium:

“Female Equity Analysts and Corporate Environmental and Social Performance” co-authored by Kai Li (University of British Columbia), Feng Mai (Stevens Institute of Technology), Gabriel Wong (Cardiff University), Chelsea Yang (University of British Columbia), and Tengfei Zhang (Rutgers University), and

“Conflicting Fiduciary Duties and Fire Sales of VC-backed Start-ups” co-authored by Bo Bian (University of British Columbia), Yingxiang Li (University of British Columbia), and Casimiro A. Nigro (Goethe University).

This year the symposium attracted a record number of excellent research papers from all over the world, collectively addressing new developments and critical issues within the area of corporate governance.

“The Weinberg Center’s academic symposium is one of the Center’s signature events,” said Justin Klein, Director of the Center. “The symposium, together with its other events and programs, allows the Weinberg Center to be a leader in the corporate governance field.”

“We were excited to have our first in-person conference post-COVID. The symposium provides an excellent opportunity for scholars to engage in dialogue around corporate governance and ESG issues, and it allows us to highlight the important research that’s being done. The finance department is grateful for the support of the Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance and ECGI, which allows us to provide a venue for discussion of the latest academic research around ESG,” said Laura Field, Donald J. Puglisi Professor of Finance.

Established in 2000, The John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance is one of the longest-standing corporate governance centers in academia, and the first and only corporate governance center in the State of Delaware, the legal home for a majority of the nation’s public corporations.