Thirty-six researchers from over twenty countries gathered in Brussels last week (29–30 October) to discuss emerging developments in the fields of corporate governance and board practice. While some of the contributors are 'pure' academics committed to theory development, others (like me) span academia and practice. Consequently, a sharp 'real world' edge was apparent. Here are a few of the insights and topical themes that emerged:
Two other developments that stood out concerned the conduct of board research:
Thoughts on corporate purpose, strategy and governance; our place in the world; and, other things that catch my attention.