International Conference in Rome (February 28, 2019): Update

We are delighted to announce that at the end of the winter an international conference dedicated to the topic of Corporate Governance will be organized by Virtus Global Center for Corporate Governance in cooperation with Roma Tre University in Rome, Italy.

The conference will take place at Department of Business Studies, Roma Tre University (Rome, Italy) on February 28, 2019.

Prof. Alex Kostyuk and Prof. Marco Tutino will be co-chairs of the conference.

Prof. Alessio Maria Pacces (Professor of Law and Finance, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands) and Prof. Vincenzo Capizzi (Full Professor of Banking and Finance, University of Piemonte Orientale, Italy) will be key-note speakers of the conference.

More information about key-note speakers is available following the link.

The key information about the conference is available here.

The forthcoming event is a platform for sharing ideas on new trends that are currently shaping the concept of modern corporate governance. The conference will focus on a variety of crucial issues of corporate governance, i.e. corporate ownership and control, earnings management, audit, corporate social responsibility and compliance, disclosure and transparency issues, financial reporting, board of directors’ practices, shareholders’ rights, etc. The main goal of the conference is to investigate new perspectives and challenges of corporate governance and outline possible scenarios of its development.

The key topics will include:

  • Corporate governance
  • Corporate governance in Islamic banks
  • Corporate governance and blockchain
  • Corporate ownership and control
  • Mergers, acquisitions, restructuring
  • Auditing
  • Accounting
  • Earnings quality
  • Payout/dividend policy
  • Bankruptcy, liquidation procedures
  • Corporate social responsibility and compliance
  • Disclosure and transparency issues
  • Corporate governance in family firms
  • Corporate governance in financial institutions
  • Board committees
  • Board performance
  • Managerial incentives
  • Conflict of interests
  • Directors’ duties and liabilities

We invite the submission of theoretical and empirical studies that advance the understanding of the areas mentioned above.

All the papers and extended abstracts accepted at the conference will be published for free (costs are covered by the conference fee) in the proceedings of the conference.

Please, consider the fact that papers may be also published in one of the special issues of the journals published by Virtus Interpress. These papers will be subject to a separate reviewing process after the conference.

Conference fee doesn’t include publication. This is the issue of separate consideration.

We offer 25 % discount for the participants of the conference who would like to publish a paper in one of the special issues of the following journals: Corporate Ownership and Control, Corporate Board: Role, Duties and Composition, Journal of Governance and Regulation. More details here.

Please submit the extended abstract of the paper (≈200 words) or the full paper (up to 5000 words), including the title and affiliation.

Deadline for the full paper (or extended abstract) submission: December 15, 2018
Deadline for notification of authors of accepted papers: January 15, 2019

Please send your submission by e-mail: or contact members of the organising committee directly:

Kateryna Huryna - or Elizaveta Kravchenko -

Click here to download call for papers.

Register here for the upcoming conference by submitting online registration form.