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Harold S. Geneen Institute of Corporate Governance

The Harold S. Geneen Institute of Corporate Governance pursues original and leading-edge research on important corporate governance issues.  It is committed to bridging research with practice through lecture series, informal colloquia, and workshops. Our goal to provide a forum for business leaders, scholars, board members and students to come together to tackle the pivotal governance issues of our time. 

Recent Research...

See our Director’s recent research in HBR on boardroom diversity.



See our Research Professor of Governance’s recent research on director tenure.




The 2018 Census of Women Directors and Executive Officers of Massachusetts Public Companies, compiled in part by Pat Flynn, one of our faculty researchers, is available here




Coming Up...

                                                 2020 Women on Boards: A National Conversation on Board Diversity

Thursday, November 15, 2018
Bentley's LaCava Conference Center

Please join the Center for Women and Business at Bentley University for an evening of networking and insightful conversation as we aim to build awareness on the importance of board diversity, with the goal to increase the percentage of women on corporate boards. It will be a dynamic panel discussion.


The 5th Annual ICGS Conference:
Developing Effective and Sustainable Corporate Governance Systems

University of Essex in Colchester, UK | October 12-13, 2019 
Conference website


Given Bentley University’s mission to educate ethical and socially responsible organizational leaders via impactful knowledge within and across business and the arts and sciences, we created the Bentley Alliance for Ethics and Social Responsibility (BAESR) in 2003. The role of the BAESR is to amplify and extend the work of the autonomous centers and initiatives on campus, supporting and encouraging greater awareness of, respect for, and commitment to ethics, service, social responsibility and sustainability in our research, curricula and campus culture. The Harold S. Geneen Institute of Corporate Governance is proud to be a partner in the Alliance.