CGIR Paper Development Workshop
6th ICGS Annual Conference, Friday, November 13th, 2020


The CGIR Paper Development Workshop (PDW) will be held on Friday November 13th, 2020 as part of the preconference program of the 6th ICGS annual conference, that will be held at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, November 14-15th, 2020. The PDW, sponsored by Wiley, is organized in close collaboration with ICGS and CGIR, and involves current and former CGIR Editors. Participating Editors include Ruth Aguilera (Northeastern), Chris Florackis (Liverpool), Yaniv Grinstein (IDC Herzliya), Omrane Guedhami (South Carolina), Niels Hermes (Groningen), Bill Judge (Old Dominion), Krista Lewellyn (Florida Southern), Eduardo Schiehll (HEC), Wei Shi (Miami), Konstantinos Stathopoulos (Manchester), Till Talaulicar (Erfurt), and Alessandro Zattoni (LUISS).


ICGS and CGIR's mission is to improve the quality and the relevance of international corporate governance (CG) research. The purpose of the PDW is to provide junior scholars with developmental feedback on their research papers in the field of CG. The PDW is soliciting doctoral students and junior scholars - from any discipline (e.g., accounting, finance, organization, strategy) and any country - to submit an original paper on CG.


The PDW is divided in two parts. In the first hour, each author will meet with two CGIR Editors, to receive feedback on how to improve the paper, so to increase the probability of acceptance by CGIR or other CG journals. In the second hour, the CGIR Editors-in-Chief and Senior Editors will present the journal's mission and scope, the key statistics on submissions and acceptance rate, and the editorial review process. This will be followed by a question and answer sessions with the editorial team. At the end of the PDW, there will be the possibility to have informal conversations with the Editors-in-Chief, Editors and Editorial Board Members of CGIR so to learn the nuances of successful publications strategies.

Application process

Each applicant may submit only one paper, which may or may not also be scheduled to be presented later in the conference. Submitted papers must be less than 10,000 words in length, include an abstract, up to five keywords, and follow the CGIR authors' guidelines. Papers should be submitted via email to the coordinator of the PDW, Ruth Aguilera, to with subject title, CGIR PDW. The deadline for submissions is August 1st, 2020. Submitters will be notified whether they can participate in the PDW by September 7th, 2020 and are asked to confirm their participation by September 14th, 2020. Authors will need to register for the 6th ICGS conference in order to participate in the CGIR PDW. On September 1st, 2020, based on the diffusion and effects of COVID-19, the Conference organizing committee will decide if the conference will be held at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA or will be held virtually. Please address any questions to

Transportation | Accomodations | Contact