Cooperation with research centers

Recently we’ve established cooperation with the research groups which devote their efforts to the research connected to corporate governance.

These groups are:

- Corporation, Corporate Governance and Enterprise research group, University of Bristol Law School (UK);

- Corporate Governance and Financial Reporting Group, JSBE (Finland).

The CGFR research group at Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics focuses on financial accounting and auditing, corporate governance, accounting education and profession. Research focuses on issues related to:

  • accountability
  • auditing
  • corporate boards
  • financial reporting
  • IFRS
  • ethics of accounting
  • accounting history
  • accounting education and profession

Majority of research applies qualitative methodology like interpretative studies, linguisting and discourse analyses, but also studies using quantitative methodology and literature reviews are conducted. Several master’s thesis have been completed within research group as well as a doctoral theses. In addition, three doctoral theses are under work.

The corporate governance and financial reporting group is led by Professor Aila Virtanen.

The aim of the Corporation, Corporate Governance and Enterprise research group in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law is to bring together academics interested in areas of scholarship that include, but are not limited to, the following themes:

  • the role, governance and regulation of enterprise and the corporation in the political economy,
  • enterprise diversity,
  • innovation in business management and governance,
  • access to private and public finance,
  • the business enterprise and social justice,
  • social enterprise; sustainability and business,
  • the role and purpose of company law and regulatory approaches,
  • the role of management and managers,
  • the progressive development of the joint stock corporation, its organisational and legal form, governance, rights and liabilities,
  • corporate boardroom composition,
  • altering existing corporate structures,
  • employee voices in the business enterprise,
  • collective action,
  • value chains,
  • access to justice.

Research in these areas is being conducted across the faculty from different disciplinary perspectives, theoretical standpoints and methodological approaches. The aim of our research group is to identify overlapping thematic interests and to develop and facilitate collaborative and interdisciplinary research, and to encourage scholarship that might be both experimental and unorthodox.

Dr. Albert Sanchez-Graells is group leader.

We hope that this cooperation will help to develop and disseminate research in the fields of corporate governance worldwide.