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Spotlight Series: Neel Corporate Governance Center

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The Neel Corporate Governance Center conducts nationally recognized research on corporate governance, specifically focusing on public policy. It was formed in 2003 after a series of high-profile collapses of large public companies motivated investors to prevent similar losses. The Neel CGC’s research incorporates accounting, economics, finance and law, to examine the checks and balances inside and outside a company that ensure it upholds its fiduciary responsibilities to various stakeholders.

The Neel CGC conducts a yearly Distinguished Speaker Series bringing three to four prominent speakers to campus each semester. Speakers have included board members, CEOs and CFOs of major corporations and board members and leaders within the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB). Speakers help keep the Neel CGC’s research focus relevant and timely, often meeting individually or in small groups with faculty after their presentations.

Research fellows at the Neel CGC participate in weekly research forums, designed to give feedback that improves faculty and doctoral students’ chances of publication. Because Neel CGC research fellows represent a variety of business and legal disciplines, research forums naturally take an interdisciplinary view on a specific issue facing current corporate governance practice. Neel CGC research forums are open to any faculty member or student interested in research on corporate governance.

Learn more about the Neel Corporate Governance Center and keep up to date on their latest research and events by visiting their website.