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.
21 June 2022
This research initiative kicked off with its first programme meeting on 21 June.
Prof Sezer Bozkus and Dr Lindie Grebe presented two main streams of research to explore how digitalization transforms corporate governance. This is based on the philosophies of the King IV Report to achieve a sustainable value chain.
The meeting touched on the research rationale for digitalization and governance and set out a research development approach of:
Sezer explained the first, quantitative research stream by referring to the governance of digital transformation in terms of digital readiness, digital technology, a digital business model and innovation. Lindie introduced a qualitative research approach that relates to exploring the mechanistic effect of digitalisation towards better governance in developing economies in Africa.
Governance enthusiasts were invited to participate in the Digitalization and Corporate Governance research initiative in various capacities. Visit the research portfolio on our website to join this programme.
The Second Meeting of the programme will:
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:
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.
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.
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 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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