Research & Publications

ICGN publishes a journal; Corporate Standards: An International Research Journal of Corporate Governance (IRJCG); Discussion Papers and a Newsletter: The Corporate Examiner. These publications are regularly available to members and non-members.

The Editorial Board

The Editorial Board of the Institute oversees the production of all the publications of the Institute. The Editorial Board is headed by Dr. Elewechi Okike.


(Academic and Professional)

The Institute of Corporate Governance (ICGN), Nigeria, is an accredited Institute established under CAM Act of 1990 of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. ICGN is a globally recognised and an integrated national professional body in Nigeria. It is formed by a team of professionals, experts and academics from both the private and public sectors. Our goal is to promote global best corporate governance standards and principles in Nigeria and globally. The Institute is formed to be one of the chief drivers of global best corporate governance standards and principles.

In furtherance of our noble goal of promoting global best corporate governance practice, we are in the process of publishing a research journal titled: Corporate Standards: An International Research Journal of Corporate Governance (IRJCG).

This research journal is conceived with a view of providing a platform for members and non- members who are in academia and others in practice (Consultant, Practitioners, and policy makers) who are interested in research work in corporate governance to contribute to knowledge and skill development as well as provide information on new developments and thinking in corporate governance. The aim of the Corporate Standards: An International Research Journal of Corporate Governance is to publish First – in – Class Scholarly and Practitioner friendly international research on the subject of corporate governance.

We have a broad and global approach to corporate governance. Hence, the Institute defines corporate governance as a system by which corporate entities are directed and controlled so as to ensure corporate value creation through equitable, accountable, responsible and transparent generation, distribution and protection of the rights, interests and wealth of stakeholders and the corporate entity. Therefore, apart from research work on key issues of corporate governance, research work from any other field (law, management, economics, accounting, financial management, banking and finance, insurance, sociology, political science, education, science and technology etc.) is welcomed, provided they have bearing with corporate governance. As this is an International Journal, researches dealing on both local and international governance issues are welcomed.

We are therefore, using this medium to call for research papers for publication in the journal from experts in the academia and in practice – Professors, Lecturers, Professionals, Independent Researchers and Students.

Research Paper Guidelines

All research papers to be submitted should comply with the following guidelines:

  • Research work must be well researched and on contemporary issues that have bearing on corporate governance or related field.
  • Indicate the manuscript type as either ‘Concept’, ‘Empirical’, ‘Review’ or ‘Perspective’
  • In the research, identify what you consider to be the most important findings or insights.
  • In the study, identify what you consider to be most important theoretical/academic and practitioner/policy implications.
  • The research paper should be typed on an A4 paper of not more than 10,000 words or 40 pages with double line spacing.
  • A summary of the research paper of not less than 2500 words or 10 pages should also be prepared.
  • The title page of each of the two versions (i.e. the original and the abridged or summarized version) should include the title, author’s name, his qualifications, a brief career history, research interest and author’s contact information.
  • List your keywords (of which corporate governance must be one) under the abstract.
  • The title page of each of the two versions (i.e. the original and the abridge or summarized versions) should include an abstract of not more than 250 words to capture the main objective, scope, methodology, findings / insights, theoretical / academic implications, practitioner / policy implications and recommendation of the research paper.
  • Font size: 12 points.
  • Use Times New Romans font type.
  • The margin of your must 1 inch
  • The reference style should be the HARVARD Style (Surname, Initials of First and Middle Names, Year, Title, Publisher and Place). The references should be arranged in alphabetical order of the authors’ surnames.
  • Manuscripts for submission (in Microsoft Word) (original and abridged versions) should be sent to all three email addresses: and Tel: +234-7061678871, +234-8137115108, +234-8179655422

NB: Note the quality of materials submitted by researchers will be considered in the selection of Consultants/Resource Persons to facilitate in our local and international projects and programmes.

Research Papers/Link

Social Science Research Network’s electronic journals containing abstracts of working papers and accepted journal articles related to corporate governance (from the Legal Scholarship Network (LSN) and the Financial Economics Network (FEN)):

Corporate Law: Finance and Corporate Governance Law Abstracts (e-journal)

Corporate Finance: Governance, Corporate Control and Organization Abstracts (electronic journal)

» Corporate Governance: International Research (listing of selected readings- books and journals articles published worldwide – compiled by the World Bank)

» Related journals include the Corporate Governance Bulletin, CGI: Corporate Governance International (Sweet & Maxwell Asia), Corporate Governance – An International Review (Blackwell), Journal of Corporate Finance (Elsevier), and the Bank and Corporate Governance Law Reporter (Computer Law Reporter, Inc. at, some of which are covered by the CARL UnCover journal tables of contents service at

» And “Improving Corporate Governance: Lessons from the European Community”, Benjamin T. Lo, Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies (Fall 1993) –