Centre for Research into Organisational Governance

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De Montfort University, UK

Head of Centre: Professor David Crowther

Research and consultancy into organisational governance

The current financial and economic crisis has highlighted once again that there is a wide range of issues concerning governance which need to be researched and theorised. There has been much recent work looking at governance around the world and from a variety of perspectives. Nevertheless there is a lot of potential work in this area. It is intended to take the broadest view of both organisations (ie beyond corporations) and of governance. The broader aspects of governance include such things as:


2nd Organisation Governance Conference - Rabat, Morocco: 14 & 15 September 2012. 

3rd Organisational Governance Conference - Copenhagen, Denmark, 2013: full details later

4th Organisational Governance Conference - Bucharest, Romania, 2014: full details later


Membership is open to all members of De Montfort University.


The centre welcomes affiliates who share our objectives. 

Current affiliates:

Professor Dr Guler Aras, Dean of Faculty of Economic & Administrative Sciences, Yildiz Technical University, Turkey

Professor Dr Dominique Bessire, Director of the Gaston Berger Management Research Federation, Orleans University, France

Professor Dr Esther Ortiz Martinez, University of Murcia, Spain

Professor Mourad Oubrich, President CIEMS, INPT, Morocco

Visiting Scholars

The Centre has an active programme of visiting researchers and welcomes visiting scholars with shared research interests. Please contact Professor David Crowther to discuss. Recent visitors:

2011 - 12

Dr Wang Hong, Shanghai University, China

Maria del Mar Miras, University of Seville, Spain


Dr Jamilah Hj. Ahmad, University Sains Malaysia


Dr Fulya Akyildiz, Usak University, Turkey

Georgiana Grigore, Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Romania

Dr Ramiro Cea Moure, Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain

Rita Vilke, Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania


Professor Dr Maria Alice Nunes Costa, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil

Dr Rosa López Gavira, University of Seville, Spain

Past Events

Ist Organisational Governance Conference: 15 & 16 September 2011

Pictures from Ist Organisational Governance Conference

16 April 2010  Symposium on African Governance

Contact details:

By Email: David Crowther

By Post: Professor David Crowther, Centre for Research into Organisational Governance, De Montfort University, Leicester Business School, The Gateway, Leicester LE1 9BH, UK