Conference on Compliance and Corporate Governance

IAE Business School, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Conference Organizers

Matthias Kleinhempel – IAE Business School

Antonino Vaccaro – IESE Business School

Lorenzo Preve – IAE Business School

Carlos Gonzalez Guerra – Austral University

Conference Secretariat:

Nohexis Garcia - IAE Business School


The Center for Governance & Transparency at IAE Business School in Argentina will hold its 10th annual conference on October 22nd and 23 nd, 2020 and will be completely virtual. The conference, organized together with IAE’s Center for Risk Management, IESE’s Center for Business in Society and the Criminal Law Dept. of Austral University’s Law School will be completely live streamed. Due to dedicated virtual platform it will provide an excellent opportunity to network with business leaders, anti-corruption and ethics experts, lawyers, compliance- and risk-practitioners, civil society representatives and academics.

In the run up to the 2020 conference, the conference organizers call for conceptual papers, as well as qualitative and quantitative empirical research studies by both, academics and practitioners, focused on topics related to compliance, anti-corruption, integrity and risk management.

Papers on integrity, compliance and the purpose of the company, compliance in the era of digitalization and artificial intelligence, innovative avenues in the fight against corruption, antidiscrimination and –harassment, behavioral ethics and compliance innovation in integrity and compliance education, will be especially appreciated.

Papers can address issues at the individual, group, organizational or social level. While these themes are certainly relevant for the conference, scholars are encouraged to apply and send their work if it relates in a meaningful way to the broad topic of the conference.

Selected papers will be published on the Center’s website and the authors will have the opportunity to present their paper and receive critical feedback in a virtual breakout room at the 2020 annual conferences. Two selected papers will be presented during the conference and live-streamed.

Guidelines for submissions: Papers can be presented in English and/or Spanish. An abstract should explain the purpose of the paper, its theoretical background, the research gap or the gap in the everyday business life, how the gap is addressed in the paper. It should further explain the methods of analysis (in empirical papers), the key findings and main insights or contribution (max. 1000 words) and should be emailed by August 21st, 2020 with complete contact information to

Final abstract proposals for presentation at the conference will be selected through a blind review process. A panel of experts will select abstracts for the oral presentation in parallel sessions. The panel of experts will apply the following criteria: relevance to ongoing debates in the area of business ethics, compliance and anti-corruption, relevance for the business ethics & compliance practice and practitioners and the quality of the innovation and insights of the topic(s) analyzed.

Submitted files should be labeled as follows: ‘Last Name, First Name – Title Page’; and, ‘Abstract’. All materials or references that allow the blind reviewer to identify the author(s) should be completely removed from the abstract, and appear only on the title page.

The Conference Organizers will notify the applicants of its decision by September, 17th, 2020. Final papers should be max. 30 pages long, font 12, double-spaced including references. The final document as well as an outline of the poster should be sent electronically by October 11th, 2020.