Call For Papers for Special Issue Conference
Corporate Governance: An International ReviewGlobal Perspectives on
Entrepreneurship: Public and Corporate Governance

April 25-26, 2013, Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto,

- Abstract Submission Deadline: January 15, 2013
- Special Issue Submission Deadline: April 1, 2013
- Paper Development Workshop Dates: April 25-26, 2013

Keynote Speakers:
- Craig Doidge, University of Toronto Rotman School of Management
- Shaker Zahra, University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management

Guest Editors:
- Rajesh Chakrabarti, Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, India
- Douglas Cumming, York University, Toronto, Canada

BACKGROUND AND SPECIAL ISSUE PURPOSE: Governments in both developed and
developing countries are in agreement that entrepreneurship and innovation
will facilitate economic growth and determine the competitive advantage of
nations in the 21st century. Massive amounts of resources are expanded to
foster both innovation and entrepreneurial activity in these countries. It
is therefore crucial that public policy matters are able to distinguish
between supporting entrepreneurial activity or merely supporting small and
medium sized enterprises. Entrepreneurial activity, or the generation of
value through the creation or expansion of economic activity in terms of
new products, processes or markets, is not restricted to smaller
enterprises. Innovation and entrepreneurial activity may also take place in
larger, more established enterprises.

THEMES: Some prior evidence is consistent with the view that the real
effects of entrepreneurial activity are best realized in conjunction with
effective governance. For instance, improved corporate governance at the
time of initial public offerings (IPOs) facilitates IPO performance. Also,
more effective venture capitalist oversight improves the performance of
venture capital backed firms. But there is clearly greater scope for new
work on topic. To this end, new research papers could be developed around
the following themes:
1. Public policy and entrepreneurial governance: What public policies
translate into better governance and thereby enable high-growth
entrepreneurial activities versus sustaining low performing SMEs?
2. Investor abilities and entrepreneurial governance: Which investors (such
as banks, venture capitalists, angel investors, or others) are most
effective in improving governance and thereby enable high growth
entrepreneurial activities?
3. Financial contracting and entrepreneurial governance: What contractual
mechanisms are most effective in mitigating the scope for entrepreneurial
opportunistic behavior and facilitating entrepreneurial growth?
4. Legal systems and entrepreneurial governance: Which legal mechanisms
across countries and over time facilitate entrepreneurial governance and
5. Institutions and entrepreneurial governance: Apart from legal
institutions, what other aspects of institutional settings or
infrastructure (such as high-tech parks, universities, virtual incubators,
etc.) enable entrepreneurial governance and promote agglomeration and
entrepreneurial activity?

Other themes on related topics are also welcome. Studies on small firms and
large firms are welcome as entrepreneurial activities can take place in a
variety of organizations. Cross-country or single-country studies that
bring new insights into entrepreneurial governance are welcome from around
the world. CGIR will publish a special issue of the best papers that
advance the journal's mission of developing a global theory of corporate

SUBMISSION AND REVIEW PROCESS: The deadline for submission to the
conference is January 15, 2013. Notifications about acceptance into the
conference will be sent by February 15, 2013.

Submissions to the conference should be sent to Douglas Cumming at:
[log in to unmask] with the subject line "CGIR Special Issue
Conference". Authors may submit one-page abstracts or completed papers if
available. Please indicate whether or not you intend to submit to the CGIR
special issue in your conference submission.

Fully developed manuscripts should be submitted to the CGIR by April 1,
2013 for those that want to be considered for the special issue. All
manuscripts submitted to the CGIR special issue should be submitted through
the CGIR Manuscript Central website

A conference to aid in the development of papers will be held on April
25-26, 2013 at the Schulich School of Business, York University, in
Toronto, Canada. There will not be a conference fee.

Final decisions on papers for the CGIR Special Issue will be made later in
the year. Please note that acceptance to the conference does not
necessarily guarantee acceptance to the CGIR special issue.

FURTHER INFORMATION: For further information, please contact:
- Rajesh Chakrabarti, Indian School of Business, [log in to unmask]
- Douglas Cumming, Schulich School of Business, York University,
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Douglas Cumming
Professor and Ontario Research Chair
York University - Schulich School of Business
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Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3
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