[ 514CGRICOGU21 ] IK Corporate Governance

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
3 ECTS B3 - Bachelor's programme 3. year Business Administration Eva Wagner 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Pre-requisites KS Fundamentals of Financial Management
Original study plan Bachelor's programme International Business Administration 2021W
Objectives The students have knowledge of the basic concepts of corporate governance and the theory of the firm. They are aware of the role of important governance characteristics (such as corporate ownership) and can evaluate how corporate governance affects managerial decisions and the financial performance of the corporation. The students understand how corporate social responsibility (CSR) is related to corporate governance. International comparisons and differences in corporate governance are emphasized throughout the course.
Subject The following topics will be covered:

  • Discussing the key economic features of corporate governance systems across different economies
  • Applying key theoretical approaches of the firm such as agency theory to corporate governance
  • Analyzing how corporate governance characteristics influence financial performance and managerial decisions
  • Highlighting the role of different ownership structures in general and of family ownership in particular
  • Shedding light on the role of stakeholders and corporate social responsibility (CSR) dimensions of corporate governance
Criteria for evaluation participation and presentations, Exam
  • Lectures
  • Reading of academic literature
  • Discussions
  • Students’ presentations
Language English
Study material Books (to be announced) and various research articles; readings will be provided for preparation and in class.
Changing subject? No
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 40
Assignment procedure Assignment according to priority