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NACD & Black Rock: Call for Papers in Corporate Governance

To encourage thought leadership, develop the next generation of corporate leaders, and apply the latest in academic theory to business practice, Black Rock, in association with the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), invites students (graduate and undergraduate) and Ph.D. researchers and faculty to submit original papers regarding the relationship between investors and public companies in the areas of corporate governance and responsible investment.

Call for Papers:
Black Rock (NYSE: BLK) and the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) issued an invitation to undergraduate and graduate students, PhD researchers and university faculty to participate in a global challenge to apply the latest in academic theory to develop innovative corporate governance practices. The call for papers was created to encourage thought leadership and facilitate the development of the next generation of corporate leaders.

Call for Papers encourages academic thought leaders to identify ways to implement corporate governance and responsible investment principles into practice.

Submission Guidelines:
The submission process will consist of two stages: abstract submissions and final paper submissions. Abstracts are due by 1st June, 2012 to Those selected to submit a full paper will be notified by 1st July, 2012, and final paper submissions are due by 30th September, 2012.

Submissions may be sector/industry specific, or general. Please denote if there are sector-specific considerations in your submission. The idea presented may be applicable to all investors, either retail or institutional; if it is intended for one particular type of investor, please explain within the paper.

The submissions should not to exceed 10,000 words. Authors shall provide a word count at the end of the paper. Shorter papers are encouraged. The length of the paper is less important than the ability of the idea being presented to be applied into business practice.

Important Dates:
The submission process has two stages:

  • Abstract submission due 1st June, 2012, via e-mail to
    Requirements: 500-word maximum, include a title, author's name, contact information, category (undergraduate, graduate or post graduate), and academic affiliation. The evaluation committee will select the most promising abstracts and notify the authors by July 1, 2012, that they are being requested to submit a full paper.
  • Paper and revised abstract submission by notified authors due September 30, 2012:
    The evaluation committee will recommend winners to the academic advisory council for final review, followed by notifications to the submitters in December 2012.

National Association of Corporate Directors
Two Lafayette Centre,
1133 21st Street, NW, Suite 700,
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-775-0509
Fax: 202-775-4857

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