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Speaker Series

The Neel Corporate Governance Speaker Series was founded in 2003 with three speakers from regional law firms. Since then it has brought academics, politicians, regulators, industry executives, board members and other experts in corporate governance from around the country.

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Principles of Corporate Governance

Corporate governance is the overarching set of policies, procedures and relationships that enable an organization to establish objectives, set ethical boundaries to the acceptable means with which those objectives will be met, monitor the achievement of objectives, reward successful achievements and discipline unsuccessful or inappropriate attempts to meet objectives, in order to keep the organization aligned with the needs and interests of its primary stakeholders.

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Through the perspectives of accounting, economics, finance and law, our research addresses timely topics in corporate governance, including the audit process, executive compensation, board structure and firm performance. Our primary emphasis examines public policy as it relates to corporate governance.

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We conduct nationally recognized research on corporate governance, specifically focusing on public policy.


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Featured Experts

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Scott Guernsey

Assistant Professor

Linda Myers

Haslam Chair of Business & Distinguished Professor of Accounting

Tim Pollock

Haslam Chair in Business

Roy Schmardebeck

Assistant Professor

Tracie Woidtke

David E. Sharp/Home Federal Bank Professor in Banking & Finance

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