Conference on Investor Protection, Corporate Governance, and Fraud Prevention
You are cordially invited to submit papers for presentation at the Conference on Investor Protection, Corporate Governance, and Fraud Prevention to be held at George Mason University on Friday, June 26, 2015. George Mason University is a short distance from Washington, D.C., and Metro access is available.
The conference is sponsored by the Investor Protection and Corporate Fraud Research Center housed in the Accounting Area in the School of Business at George Mason University. The goal of the conference is to bring together scholars working on current issues in the broad area of corporate governance, fraud, and investor protection.
Professor Richard Sloan from the University of California, Berkeley will be the keynote speaker. The School of Business will award a $1,000 cash prize to the best paper presented at the conference.
The conference encourages submission of empirical work on the broad topic of investor protection, corporate governance, and fraud detection. Relevant topics include, but are not limited to, the following list:
- The role of governance in detecting and preventing fraud
- The role of accounting in investor protection
- Understanding, identifying, and measuring good governance
- The causes and consequences of good governance or lack thereof
- The impact of corporate governance on international capital flows
- The governance role of external monitors such as auditors and activist shareholders
- Business ethics and corporate social responsibility
Conference Location: George's, located on the third floor of Johnson Center on Mason's Fairfax, Virginia campus (#30 on the campus map)
Airports: National Reagan Airport (DCA) or Dulles International Airport (IAD)
Metro: Take the Orange Line to Vienna (the last stop), then take the Vienna-Mason Shuttle (summer schedule is available here)
Parking: Visitor parking is available in the Shenandoah Parking Deck (#43 on the campus map). Please bring the parking ticket and we will validate it.
George Mason University's Accounting Area has diverse research and teaching interests. We offer a vibrant, ambitious and collegial research and teaching community. Research is highly valued in the area and at the school. At present, there are 20 full-time faculty members in the area. The Accounting Area faculty has published in many of the premiere accounting journals including Accounting, Organizations and Society, Contemporary Accounting Research, The Accounting Review, The Journal of Accounting and Economics, The Journal of Accounting Research, and The Review of Accounting Studies, as well as other top business journals.