About the Institute
The European Corporate Governance Institute
(ECGI) was founded in 2002. It has been established to improve
corporate governance through fostering independent scientific
research and related activities.
Corporate governance is the basis of
accountability in companies, institutions and enterprises, balancing
corporate economic and social goals on the one hand with community
and individual aspirations on the other.
A proper governance framework is of fundamental
importance in strengthening the performance of economies, in particular
those in development and transition, and helping to discourage
fraud and mismanagement.
The ECGI produces high quality independent
scientific research while remaining close to the concerns and
interests of corporate, financial and public policy makers. It
draws on the expertise of scholars from numerous countries and
brings together a critical mass of expertise and interest to bear
on this important subject.
The ECGI intends to make a major contribution
to the debate on the formulation of policy and development of
best corporate governance practice, based on impartial and objective
research and the collective expertise of its individual and institutional
Membership of the Institute is open to both individuals and organisations.
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