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Marc Goergen holds a DPhil in Economics from Oxford University, a master’s degree from Solvay Business School and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Université Libre de Bruxelles. He has been a full professor of finance at IE Business School, IE University, in Madrid since September 2018. Previous appointments include UMIST and the Universities of Cardiff, Manchester, Reading and Sheffield. Marc is an Honorary Professor at Cardiff Business School, a Research Member of the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) and a board member of the International Corporate Governance Society (ICGS). He is an associate editor of the British Accounting Review, the British Journal of Management, European Financial Management and the European Journal of Finance. From 2020 to 2023, he was the joint editor-in-chief of Annals of Corporate Governance and. He is a past associate editor of the Journal of Banking and Finance and the Journal of Corporate Finance. He is also a former member of the Corporate Governance Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

Marc’s research interests are corporate finance and corporate governance. His research papers have appeared in top academic journals, such as Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Intermediation and the Journal of Corporate Finance. The quality of his research is further evidenced by several awards, including best paper awards from the European Corporate Governance Institute and the European Financial Management Association. Marc has also authored or co-authored three monographs on corporate governance. He has contributed chapters to numerous edited books. The second version of his successful textbook on corporate governance, entitled “Corporate Governance. A Global Perspective”, was published by Cengage in 2018.

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