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The first International Research Conference on Corporate Governance in Emerging Markets

The conference has been an activity of Emerging Markets Corporate Governance Network (EMCGN) with the attendance of 145 researchers from 30 countries. Having been organized by the Global Corporate Governance Forum (GCGF) and Asian Institute Corporate Governance (AICG) and endorsed by Corporate Governance Forum of Turkey (CGFT), Yale University Millstein Governance Center, European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) and International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN), the conference has brought together the world's leading scientists such as Randall Mork, Stijn Claessens and Bernard Black with emerging countries' researchers and scientists. Articles presented during the conference were focused on governance issues in emerging countries and the relationship between political power and governance systems. Melsa Ararat, the chair of the organizing committee and also the coordinator of EMCGN has  announced that the next conference is planned to be held in 2009. The bookproceedings which will include summaries of sessions and a conference synthesis report is planned to be published in the second quarter of 2008 by the Global Corporate Governance Forum.