International conference in Lisbon: closing remarks

On the 26th of October 2017 the International conference "CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND COMPANY PERFORMANCE: EXPLORING THE CHALLENGING ISSUES" took place at ISEG in Lisbon with the organizational participation of Prof. Maria Joao Guedes, Professor of School of Economics and Management (ISEG), University of Lisbon, ADVANCE/CSG Research Center (Portugal) and Virtus Global Center for Corporate Governance.

Participants from 20 countries gathered at the beautiful conference venue at the heart of one of the oldest cities in the world to discuss relevant issues of corporate governance and company performance, share their most recent research and come up with the solutions of the existing academic and practical problems.

Key-note speeches were delivered by Niels Hermes - Professor, Chair of the Department of Economics, Econometrics and Finance, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Groningen (Netherlands) and Maclyn Clouse - Professor, Reiman School of Finance, University of Denver (USA). Plenary part was also continued with the speeches of Victor Barros - School of Economics and Management (ISEG), University of Lisbon, ADVANCE/CSG Research Center (Portugal); Eric Pichet – KEDGE Business School, and independent director of listed companies (France); Anabela Miranda Rodrigues - University of Coimbra, Former Minister of Internal Affairs (Portugal).

Afterwards, the conference was divided into three parallel sessions connected to the various problems of corporate governance, earnings management, reporting, and corporate control.

Organizers would like to express gratitude to all of the participants who came to the conference from far away to share their ideas, experience, and research. In our digitalized world face-to-face communication becomes a rare opportunity to come up with cumulative solutions and generating new knowledge for future development and enhancement.

Photos from the Lisbon conference are available here.

The conference report will follow and separate news will be published.