Digitalization
and
Corporate
Governance

About

“AI is a cyclone in a perfect storm that affects economies, businesses and operation models in the 21st Century.
It is has the potential to serve as mechanism for creating sustained value over time.”
Peadar Duffy, 2021

Digitization creates a variety of benefits for organizations and has transformed business functions and processes. Despite the benefits and opportunities and the significant increase in up-take in recent years, not enough is known about digitization as a mechanism for good corporate governance.

 

This research programme showcases digitization as mechanism for corporate governance. 

 

Through global collaboration we will draw out best practice and produce research reports to assist policy makers, leaders and organizations in understanding and practicing good corporate governance in a changing digital landscape. We will explore how digitization transforms corporate governance, the challenges to digitalization as mechanism for corporate governance, analyze best practices and solutions, and make recommendations.

 

 

The research will be based on proprietary methodologies. Academic research as well as thought leadership will be considered when drawing conclusions. 

 

 

The project aims at combining the theory and with practical, actionable recommendations on a business level. It will be done in the context of society, economy and the natural environment.

By drawing out best practice, our reports will assist policy makers, leaders and organizations to understand and practice good Corporate Governance in a changing digital landscape.

Leadership team: 

Prof Sezer Bozkus

Dr Lindie Grebe

Activities

21 June 2022

16 August 2022

Second meeting of the programme. 

Meeting objectives:

  • Identifying research roles
  • Agreeing research topics

Approach

This programme will follow a phased approach consisting of mini-projects combining to contribute towards understanding Digitizing Corporate Governance.


Main objectives per phase will include:

  • Explore how  Digitalization has transformed Corporate Governance
  • Explore current challenges to Digitalization and Corporate Governance
  • Analyze best practices, international standards and solutions
  • Formulate findings and recommendations


Research will be based on proprietary methodologies. Academic research and thought leadership will be considered when drawing conclusions. The project aims at combining theory and with practical, actionable recommendations on a business level.

Deliverables

Develop an understanding of Digitalization and Corporate Governance to establish a compelling vision and change imperative, through recommendations reports, presentations at Good Governance Research Forum events, academic research publications.

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Associate Professor Sezer Bozkus Kahyaoglu

Izmir Bakircay University, Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Administration Accounting and Finance Department, Turkey

Assoc. Prof. Sezer Bozkus Kahyaoglu graduated from Bosporus University and earned the degree B.Sc. in Management. Sezer had MA degree on Money Banking and Finance at Sheffield University and Certification in Retail Banking from Manchester Business School, both with a joint scholarship of British Council and Turkish Bankers Association. After finishing her doctoral studies, Sezer earned Ph.D. degree in Econometrics from Dokuz Eylul University in 2015. Sezer worked in finance sector in various positions of head office. Sezer worked in KPMG Risk Consulting Services as Senior Manager. Afterwards Sezer joined to Grant Thornton as founding partner of advisory services and worked there in Business Risk Services. Afterwards Dr. Sezer worked in SMM Technology and Risk Consulting as Partner responsible from ERP Risk Consulting. During this period Sezer was a lecturer at Istanbul Bilgi University at Accounting and Auditing Program and Ankara University Internal Control and Internal Audit Program. Sezer is currently Associate Professor at Izmir Bakircay University since 2018 to the present. Sezer is appointed to Technology Center, TEKMER as General Manager. Her research interests mainly include Applied Econometrics, Time Series Analysis, Financial Markets and Instruments, Energy Markets, Corporate Governance, Risk Management, Fraud Accounting, Auditing, Ethics, Coaching, Mentoring and NLP. Sezer has various refereed articles, books, and research project experiences in her professional field. She was among the 15 leading women selected from the business world within the scope of the “Leading Women of Izmir Project” which was sponsored by the World Bank and organized in cooperation by Aegean Region Chamber of Industry (EBSO), Izmir Governor’s Office, and Metropolitan Municipality.

Dr Lindie Grebe

Senior Lecturer, College of Accounting Sciences, University of South Africa

Dr Grebe is a chartered accountant and senior lecturer at the University of South Africa (Unisa). 

 

She teaches postgraduate accounting sciences through blended learning using technology in distance education, and through face-to-face study schools throughout South Africa. During her employment at Unisa, she also acted as Coordinator: Master’s and Doctoral Degrees for the College of Accounting Sciences (CAS), chairperson of the research ethics committee and chairperson of the Gauteng North Region of the Southern African Accounting Association (SAAA). 

 

Before joining Unisa as academic, she gained ten years’ experience in audit practice and in commerce.

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