“Corporate Governance Research in the Wake of a Systemic Crisis: Lessons and Opportunities from the COVID‐19 Pandemic”

Paper published in the Journal of Management Studies, written by Alessandro Zattoni (LUISS Business School) and Amedeo Pugliese (Department of Economics and Management of the University of Padua).

The Covid‐19 pandemic offers an unprecedented opportunity to advance research on how various corporate governance mechanisms shape firms’ decision‐making, survival and success. In this paper, Alessandro Zattoni and Amedeo Pugliese first discuss the peculiar nature of the recent crisis in relation to other recent crises. Then, they analyse the impact of Covid‐19 on five key areas in the field of corporate governance (i.e., corporate purpose, ownership structure, board of directors, executive compensation and accountability) and, for each of them, suggest a series of research questions that contribute to redirecting and advancing the domain

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