Corporate Governance in Public and Private Organizations

7,5 credits

The aim of the course is to provide the doctoral student with in-depth knowledge of corporate governance as a research field in business administration and related subject areas. The course provides familiarity with theories, research methods and basic research results in the field. The course also provides research-based insights on how different actors, structures and processes linked to corporate governance set the framework and direction for the performance and development of public and private activities.

The course deals with the following thematic areas:

  • Models and systems for corporate governance and how concepts, theories and frameworks in the field have developed over time, from classic works to contemporary research
  • Actors, structures and processes for corporate governance, eg ownership, board, CEO and management team, auditing and codes for good corporate governance
  • Interaction and collaboration between actors, structures and processes linked to corporate governance in various empirical contexts, such as listed companies, family companies, entrepreneurial companies and public organizations
  • Contemporary issues and future directions in research on corporate governance

    The doctoral course is organized by Halmstad University in collaboration with Jönköping International Business School (JIBS). Doctoral students from other universities are warmly welcome. All teaching is in English.

    The course consists of four teaching modules, which run over a period of three months and with homework between the occasions. The teaching takes place in the form of interactive lectures and seminars where active participation is required.

    The teaching modules are planned in fall 2021 as follows:

  • October 14–15, Halmstad University
  • October 27–29, Jönköping International Business School
  • November 17-19, Halmstad University
  • December 16–17, Jönköping International Business School

    The teaching is planned to be on campus. We are monitoring actively the global COVID-19 outbreak and its potential consequences and, if needed, necessary actions will be taken to have the doctoral course in a virtual format.

    If you have questions, please contact the course coordinator:

    Deadline for applications: September 12th

Autumn 2021 (Campus based, Halmstad, 50%)


Graduate level

Application code:


Entry requirements:

General entry requirements for third-cycle studies.

Selection rules:

Restricted admission

Start week:

week: 41

Instructional time:


Language of instruction:

Teaching is in English.

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