European Corporate Governance Training Network (ECGTN) 2004 -2009
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As this project has now been completed, the website will no longer be updated. Consequently some information will become out-of-date
Introduction to the Network
Recent corporate governance scandals in the United States and Europe, some of which have triggered the largest insolvencies in history, have caused a crisis of confidence in the corporate sector. As a result, corporate governance has entered the vocabulary of not only of researchers but also of pension fund beneficiaries, employees of all ranks, chief executive officers and Prime Ministers. Improving corporate governance is now recognized in most countries and policy circles to have first-order macroeconomic consequences and has become a mainstream concern.
The European Corporate Governance Training Network (ECGTN) set out to reduce the European research and training gap in corporate governance by bringing together Europe's leading academics and institutions from law, economics, finance, political economy and management to train doctoral students in conducting world class research in this area.
The ECGTN project was funded by the European Commission under the Marie Curie Research Actions. It lasted 4 years, starting in June 2004 and ending in September 2009. The Co-ordinator of the network was Marco Becht of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).
For the duration of this project and beyond, this ECGTN website, www.ecgtn.org, acts as a focal point of information and communication for all those involved in the project and in the general interest for the public at large. In particular, it highlights the network's research.