The Business & Liability Research Network (BLRN)—a partnership between the Company Law department and the Business Studies department of the Leiden Law School—is launching its call for proposals for a new book project on the topic of Corporate & Organizational Decision-Making.

The topic of decision-making in corporations and organizations is receiving increased attention due to the impact of technological developments, discussions on corporate governance and practical examples of (inadequate) decision-making processes. In this project, BLRN aims to highlight corporate and organizational decision-making from a multidisciplinary perspective. From both legal and business perspectives, research will be conducted within the sphere of the three research areas of BLRN:

(i) Good Corporate Governance,

(ii) Distress & Insolvency, and

(iii) Future Business Structures.

The research areas include topics, such as, the relationship between corporate governance and entrepreneurship, the way in which various actors should act during insolvency and the impact of technological developments on a company. See also the call for proposals with more detailed suggestions.

With this project, BLRN facilitates to bring together different research areas (legal and business research) as well as the worlds of practice and academia, leading to innovative perspectives on current issues.

Submission of Proposals

Scholars and practitioners are cordially invited to participate by an individual or joint contribution. Authors (and co-authors) can submit a proposal involving a mono-disciplinary approach or a multi-disciplinary approach. Therefore, please elaborate what research methodology will be applied. Submission from both academia and practice are strongly encouraged, including those applying empirical research methods.

Proposals containing your research idea can be sent to blrn@law.leidenuniv.nl no later than 30 September 2019. A panel of experts will review the submissions. You can find more information in the call for proposals.

Iris Wuisman is Professor of Company Law at Leiden Law School.

Jean-Pierre van der Rest is Professor of Business Studies at Leiden Law School.

Jan Adriaanse is Professor of Turnaround Management at Leiden Law School.

Reinout D Vriesendorp is part-time Professor of Insolvency Law at Leiden Law School.