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Brunel Centre for Accounting, Finance and Corporate Governance Studies (CACG)

The Centre for Accounting, Finance and Corporate Governance Studies (CACG) researchers issues related to Accounting and or Finance with an additional special interest in topics of joint interest such as financial statement relevance, asymmetric information and corporate governance.

The main areas of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Corporate Governance
    Corporate Governance refers to the system of rules, practices, and procedures by which an organisation is directed and controlled.
  • Quality of Financial Reporting
    The quality of financial reporting is determined by the quality of information that is useful to stakeholders in assessing companies' performance and prospects. The quality of financial reporting is also associated with various topics in corporate governance and corporate finance.
  • Corporate Finance
    Corporate finance deals with sources of funding, the capital structure of corporations and the decision choices made with reference to the techniques of finance as to when and where to invest in assets. The primary goal of corporate finance is to maximize or increase shareholder value while the primary goal of investment is to purchase financial assets to create future wealth.
  • Financial Management and investments 
    Financial Management refers to the planning, organizing, directing and controlling the financial activities such as planning, forecasting, procurement and utilization of funds of the enterprise. Financial management can be seen as the topic area that directly links Corporate Finance and investments.

All of these areas are related because in the heart of all these topic areas is the corporate form of organisation which is, in effect, a money machine that transforms investments today into future income. Therefore studies in one topic often have important implications for another topic area.

Centre members

  • Peter Ageymang-Mintah,
  • Elisabetta Barone,
  • Ka Kei Chen,
  • Qiwei Chen,
  • Philip Davis ,
  • Woo-Young Kang,
  • Dilruba Karim,
  • Aris Kartsaklas,
  • Kyriacos Kyriacou,
  • Teng Li,
  • Siming Liu,
  • Bryan Mase,
  • Tomoe Moore,
  • Russ Moro,
  • Charles Owusu,
  • Sheehan Rahman,
  • Mirwais Usmani,
  • Jessica Wang,
  • James Steely